In new laboratory experiments conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland, the University of Hong Kong and Harvard School of Public Health, surgical masks significantly reduced the amounts of various airborne viruses coming from infected patients. Conducted prior to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the study does not address the question of whether surgical masks [...]... SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 months
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