This video from #Masks4ALL eloquently explains why it is so important for us all to wear masks in public.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention have published a useful article outlining three ways to make facemasks out of household items.
Read about it here.
The importance of face masks is highlighted by the U.S Surgeon General in a video where he shows how to make a simple but effective face mask from a strip of cloth and two rubber bands.
Watch the video here
A report in Nature Magazine gives strong evidence that face masks are effective in reducing transmission of Coronavirus.
The scientists selected a sample of 246 volunteers, half of whom had coronavirus, influenza or rhinovirus. They split this group into two and gave one of the groups facemasks. Breath samples were then collected from each person.
The results clearly show the benefits of face masks:
We detected coronavirus in respiratory droplets and aerosols in 3 of 10 (30%) and 4 of 10 (40%) of the samples collected without face masks, respectively, but did not detect any virus in respiratory droplets or aerosols collected from participants wearing face masks
The New York Times highlights the importance of Mask wearing, arguing that it is the most important new policy the government can implement:
Even homemade face coverings provide some protection, especially when many people who have the coronavirus show no symptoms.
Read the full article here.