“research on the effectiveness of various types of masks, Neck gaiters may be worse than no mask at all” – PoPville

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” Dear PoPville,

I thought it would be helpful to share this news with the neighborhood about research study on the effectiveness of different kinds of masks, particularly how ineffective, and in fact even worse than no mask at all, a neck gaiter may be. Here is a post from the Post talking about the research study:

I know these remain in typical usage, particularly with people working out (including myself). I believe individuals taking the effort to use the neck gaiter in the first place are trying to be accountable, so congratulations to that, however, as Bill Nye states, “… now you understand”.”.

” In a recently released research study, the scientists revealed an easy approach to assess the efficiency of numerous types of masks, analyzing more than a dozen different facial coverings ranging from hospital-grade N95 respirators to bandanas. Of the 14 masks and other coverings tested, the study discovered that some quickly accessible cotton cloth masks have to do with as efficient as basic surgical masks, while popular alternatives such as neck gaiters made from thin, stretchy product may be even worse than not wearing a mask at all.”