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Which type of mask is most effective against Covid-19

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Although being fully vaccinated has reduced your chances of having covid-19 or spreading the virus. The health departments have issued notice to wear masks when you step outside your home. It becomes a necessity to protect yourself from the deadly virus which can be transmitted from one person to another.

There are many kinds of masks available in the market: Cloth masks ,Surgical masks or N95 masks which protects you the most?

Cloth Masks

The cloth masks provide very low protection from the various viruses. There are many types of cloth masks available in the market. The cloth masks are washable and can be reused. The More effective fabrics for cloth masks are tightly woven fabrics, such as cotton and cotton blends, breathable and have two or three fabric layers. On the other hand less effective fabrics for cloth masks are loosely woven fabrics, such as loose knit fabrics and single layer.

Surgical Masks

Medical procedure masks are single-use masks that are not made of cloth and are not designed to be washed or laundered. They are sold online and through large retail stores. These are not the same as other medical masks.

You may prefer using medical procedure masks in situations where your mask is likely to get wet or dirty. As with cloth masks, make sure your medical procedure mask fits close to your face without large side gaps and completely covers your nose and mouth. Bring extra medical procedure masks with you in case you need to change out a dirty or wet mask.

N95 Masks

An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. Note that the edges of the respirator are designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth. Surgical N95 Respirators are commonly used in healthcare settings and are a subset of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), often referred to as N95s.

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