How well masks protect

How masks protect against Covid-19

A team from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation demonstrates how the respiratory cloud, and possibly coronaviruses with it, spread in different scenarios. Without a mask, many potentially infectious particles disperse in the room. As high as the risk of infection is without mouth-nose protection, medical or FFP2 masks protect effectively. The detailed analysis by the Max Planck researchers in Göttingen shows that face masks significantly reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. They find a very low risk of infection when everyone wears a face mask, even if it doesn’t fit perfectly on the face.

 Research Article 

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Stella Volpe (2022, May 6). How well masks protect. Carnet de recherche PanLabInter. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from

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