5 tips for using coronavirus masks (and how to make your own)

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  • The CDC is now recommending the use of cloth masks in public settings in an attempt to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.
  • Cloth face coverings may not be as effective as surgical masks or N95 respirators, but the general public should avoid buying medical-grade masks, which are in short supply and should go to medical professionals before anyone else.
  • Face coverings of any sort will not reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission along with other essential precautions. Strict social distancing measures, frequent hand washing, and not touching the face are even more critical than using masks in public settings.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed its tune on the use of masks for the general public in just a matter of days. It was just last week that we were looking at comparisons between Asia, and the US and Europe when it comes to using masks in public. We’ve seen studies that said the novel coronavirus can linger in the air in so-called micro-droplets that don’t settle on the ground as fast as larger sized droplets. Some speculated that the virus can travel for farther distances than the 6 feet that appear in all COVID-19 social distancing warnings. The CDC then recommended that people should wear cloth masks instead of the surgical masks and N95 masks (which we’ll call respirators henceforward) that are in short supply for healthcare workers. This is a massive change of policy that shouldn’t go unnoticed, so here are a few tips to make the most of using masks in the coming weeks.

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