FACE MASKS 101: KNOW YOUR MASKS

The Center for Disease Control just published a report entitled, "Effectiveness of Cloth Masks for Protection Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2," which stated alarming findings with regard to cloth masks. 

"The filtration, effectiveness, fit, and performance of cloth masks are inferior to those of medical masks and respirators. Cloth mask use should not be mandated for healthcare workers, who should as a priority be provided proper respiratory protection. Cloth masks are a more suitable option for community use when medical masks are unavailable. Protection provided by cloth masks may be improved by selecting appropriate material, increasing the number of mask layers, and using those with a design that provides filtration and fit. Cloth masks should be washed daily and after high-exposure use by using soap and water or other appropriate methods."

The link to the study can be found by clicking HERE.

So, why would you opt to use a cloth mask when the level of required protection against Coronavirus 2 is proven to be inadequate?