The mask was ineffective in repeated cough

Medical masks do not provide complete protection against coronavirus in a recurring cough. To such conclusion scientists of the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, reports EurekAlert!.

Experts using computer models have tracked the spread of small droplets released during coughing and sneezing, if the person wearing the mask. It turned out that the ability of the mask to filter deteriorates at a constant coughing when one is ill. Even with a mask droplets of saliva when coughing can be moved to a distance of one meter, whereas without the mask to fly 5.5 meters in five seconds.

According to the researchers, the mask in General, prevents the spread drops, but the main way to prevent infection is still social distancing.

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