Does your face mask protect you or other people?

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Should we wear face masks? We tell our children to cover their mouths when they cough, so when we cannot predict who may or may not have COVID-19, it makes sense to wear a face covering in public.

But not all face coverings are the same. They can be split into two broad categories: respirator masks designed primarily to protect the wearer and cloth face coverings that could be considered to act more as breath diverting devices.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2020


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  • COVID-19


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