University of Central Florida: Face Masks Cut Distance Airborne Pathogens Could Travel in Half, New Study Finds

University of Central Florida: Face Masks Cut Distance Airborne Pathogens Could Travel in Half, New Study Finds. “In a study appearing today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the researchers found that face masks reduce the distance airborne pathogens could travel, when speaking or coughing, by more than half compared to not wearing a mask. The findings are important as airborne viral pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, can be encapsulated and transmitted through liquid droplets and aerosols formed during human respiratory functions such as speaking and coughing.”

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