Making masks at home – what you need to know about how to reduce the transmission of coronavirus

At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Karen L. LaBat, Professor Emerita of Design, University of Minnesota • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Should we wear masks or not? An expert sorts through the confusion

The CDC is reconsidering its policy about the widespread public's use of masks, as is the World Health Organization. Here are the facts about when it's appropriate to wear a mask – and what kind.

Thomas Perls, Professor of Medicine, Boston University • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~8 min

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