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March 22, 2020

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I doubt whether that's up to FFP2 standard (filters at least 94% of airborne particles), but it's certainly more cosmetically attractive :-)

Stu--My thought, exactly. However, as it turns out, WGD wants masks for general duty around residents who are not suspected of having been exposed to COVID-19.

These masks are not intended to serve in place of N95 masks, but their use can free up available N95 masks for use by those who need them - until N95 masks are more abundantly available. (There are tons of people out there who never before wore a mask in their lives, but now think they must hoard N95 masks!)

I did read up on the effectiveness of different mask configurations using different materials before settling upon Deaconess Hospital's design. At least people won't be spraying sputum over the residents, nor will the residents be spraying them, while wearing such masks.

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