EurekAlert: Researchers collaboratively test mask effectiveness to fight spread of COVID-19

EurekAlert: Researchers collaboratively test mask effectiveness to fight spread of COVID-19. “In the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, masks were in such short supply they were nearly impossible to find. As a result, people began creating substitute masks out of anything possible – scarves, repurposed old T-shirts, even vacuum bags. For researchers at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), this posed vitally important questions: Were such masks effective? Were they even safe?”