This New Face Mask Is As Effective As an N95 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

This New Face Mask Is As Effective As an N95

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing a cloth face covering since April. And even though cloth masks can help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the CDC has also repeatedly told citizens to hold off on buying up medical-grade N95 surgical masks so those on the frontlines can have access to them. But now, there's a new face mask that's as effective as an N95, which can help relieve supply issues while keeping wearers just as safe, CNBC reports.

The updated PPE, which was developed by engineers and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, are silicon-based masks called Injection Molded Autoclavable, Scalable, Conformable—or iMASC, for short. The easily-sanitized devices use small filtration holes covered with N95 fabric, drastically reducing the amount of material needed to provide protection.


Which means they are not effective at all!


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