The results of a study of the effectiveness of masks against coronavirus are called

Scientists have identified the best and worst protection against COVID-19.

A new study has shown that blue surgical face masks are only 10% effective in preventing COVID-19 infection. Scientists from the University of Waterloo (Canada) found that most fabric masks are only one-tenth effective against the coronavirus because they do not cover the face properly. The most effective masks for filtering aerosols were N95 or KN95.

As a new alarming study has shown, most of the blue surgical face masks used by many during the pandemic are not enough to avoid infecting people with COVID-19, writes the Daily Mail.

A study conducted at the University of Waterloo in Canada showed that N95 or KN95 masks are best at keeping aerosol droplets spreading from the mouth of the mask owner.

It was found that blue tissue surgical masks, which became popular during the coronavirus pandemic, are only 10 percent effective because they do not cover the face properly.

“There is no doubt that wearing any protective masks is useful both for protection in the immediate vicinity and at a distance indoors,” said the head of the study. “However, there is a very serious difference in the effectiveness of different masks when it comes to controlling aerosol droplets.”

Professor and his team say that many people wear masks that do not fit properly to their face, unlike the N95 masks, which fit tightly to the wearer’s face.

This allows aerosol droplets to penetrate through several holes between a person’s face and a fabric mask, contributing to the spread of COVID-19 in crowded places.

The N95 mask, on the contrary, can filter more than 50% of aerosol drops, while the other half is dispersed over the user’s head.

“A lot of this may seem like common sense,” he comments. “For example, there is a reason why practitioners wear N95 masks – they work much better. The novelty here is that we have provided solid figures and rigorous analysis that confirm this assumption.”

Professor’s team added that ventilation tests have shown that even modest ventilation provides about the same level of protection as masks of the highest quality.

Earlier in August, a former adviser to President Joe Biden on COVID-19 and the chief epidemiologist warned Americans that “many of the face coverings that people wear are not very effective.”

Michael Osterholm told CNN that people need to start wearing N95 respirators, which are more effective against COVID-19.

“We are in a very unfortunate situation; we have really led our country into confusion, which really misses the main point, which is that we should focus on the vaccine, the vaccine, and once again the vaccine,” said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

According to him, “today we know that many of the covering wipes that people wear are not very effective in reducing any movement of the virus in or out.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has been criticized for its confusing stance on masks after the CDC canceled its recommendations on masks. Federal officials in the United States say new data has shown that vaccinated people infected with COVID-19 can transmit the coronavirus, prompting them to recommend that everyone wear a mask indoors in areas with a high degree of transmission of the virus.

Texas and Florida supported the introduction of a ban on the use of masks in school classrooms. Still, on Friday, the Texas Supreme Court rejected Governor Greg Abbott’s latest proposal to abandon the use of masks. On Tuesday, Governor Abbott, who tested positive for coronavirus, is leading the anti-mask movement along with his Republican colleague, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

School boards and local authorities fear a rapid increase in the number of cases of COVID infection in Texas amid the spread of the Delta variant, arguing that masks are necessary for children too young to receive the coronavirus vaccine. However, the virus is claimed to pose almost zero risks to children, and evidence indicating that masks interfere with children’s learning and cause psychological harm.

According to the Texas Department of Health, as of Saturday, almost 19,000 new disease cases have been confirmed in Texas, with 190 new deaths. Florida reported more than 150,000 new cases in a week and nearly 1,500 new coronavirus deaths.

But local officials are encouraged by the position of President Joe Biden, who warned that he is “very concerned” about states like Texas that are challenging masks and promises to provide financial assistance to school districts in Florida that impose masks in defiance of Governor DeSantis.

Meanwhile, leaders of Democratic-led states and cities (including California, Illinois, Kentucky, and New Jersey) quickly began to introduce requirements for wearing COVID-19 masks and vaccines in the face of the Delta variant. In Washington, Governor Jay Inslee introduced mandatory vaccinations for all school employees, including bus drivers and janitors.

U.S. health officials on Wednesday announced plans to release repeat vaccines to all Americans to strengthen their protection amid a sharp increase in the growth of the Delta variant and signs that the effectiveness of vaccines is declining.

President Biden recently “prescribed” mandatory vaccination to various government employees, including federal employees, military personnel, and nurses. The president also praised the companies that prescribe vaccination to their employees and urged others to follow them.

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3 thoughts on “The results of a study of the effectiveness of masks against coronavirus are called”

  1. Good reporting would have also recited the numbers of COVID cases in those states with mask mandates, the number of deaths, and data of both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in all states. We want true information, not partial. Thanks.

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  2. I would like to ask why are we trying to put mask on our children when their has not been one reported case of a chold infecting a teacher no where in the world and why are you pushing for vacationing everyone when there has been over45000 deaths of the vactonated thats more than the unvaccinated and why are you even thinking their is a cure people the covid has a animal resivour just like the flu. Why isnt the flu a pandemic and its still the deadliest virus in the world year after year

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  3. The lies that has come out of CNN and CDC is shocking to me it makes no sense to me that we even allow two programs of their misleading information and two programs that should be for the people has allowed theirselves to be be nothing more than a bunçh of puppet’s on a string being played by a certain political bunch that should be labeled as satans laborers and be put on or watchlist and if you cant see what this bunch of haters of America is doing then i highly suggest you seek help because its quite impossible to be that niave and dumbfounded to see that everything from the election to the border to the abuse of power to the dictatorship and to the sellout you are a very ignorant individual

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