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Misleading photo claiming inappropriateness of fabric/cloth masks in resisting contract of COVID19

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Misleading photo claiming inappropriateness of fabric/cloth masks in resisting contract of Corona Virus

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According to American Chemical Society(ACS Nano),fabric/cloth masks are a more suitable option for community use when medical masks are unavailable. World Helath Organisation(WHO) also amplifies the fact that, protection against contract of Corona virus by a fabric mask is based on selection of appropriate material.

An image rating masks protection efficiency has been making rounds on different social media platforms.

The image seeks to rate every mask type in use currently.In the photo, fabric masks are rated 0% in containing the corona virus.

Photo consisting different masks cartegories rated by (%)

However, according to American Chemical Society(ACS Nano), fabric masks are a more suitable option for community use when medical masks are unavailable.

World Health Organisation (WHO)further affirms that,protection by a fabric mask is based on selection of appropriate material.

Below are screenshots from WHO  on fabric masks recommendations;

 


 

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