A common masking method used during the coronavirus pandemic may not keep you safe and healthy, experts say.
According to medical experts, people walking around the neck can spread the virus even further than not wearing a cover at all.
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Researchers from Duke University found that the goitre they tested was “worse than nothing”.
Isaac Henrion, co-author of the study, told CBS News: “The neck we tested had no effect, and worse, nothing, because it seemed to turn large droplets into droplets. “.
The neck coat is made of a circular piece of fabric that embraces a person̵7;s neck. It can then be pulled up to cover one’s mouth and nose.
The problem is not with its design, but with the fabric usually made from it.
Collars are usually made of thin, stretchy polyester for comfort and ventilation.
“Instead of preventing droplets that could contain the virus from escaping into the air, this fabric seems to convert large droplets into smaller droplets called aerosols,” Henrion said.
Nebulae are droplets that can be produced when people cough, sneeze or talk. However, these drops never fall to the ground like larger droplets are visible.
“And so when (aerosol) is secreted by an infected person who doesn’t know it and is talking in the room, they can accumulate in the room over time and anyone in that room can inhale them and get infected, ”Kimberly Prather, an aerosol specialist, told CBS News.
According to officials, the N95 and standard facemasks release the least amount of droplets, blocking 90-95% of all droplets in the air.
Medical experts say if the neckcoat is made of two layers of cotton, it may be more effective.
Last month, Walt Disney World banned ride-hailing riders, saying guests would be required to wear a mask with an ear ring or tie.
INVOLVE: Know before you go: Disney requires a mask with an ear ring or a lanyard when entering the park
According to the Disney website, “At this time, as directed by the health authority, the chin-exposed triangle veil and the vanity veil, mesh material or holes of any kind are not permitted. accept.”
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