Mouth cap or not? World Health Organization has doubts about the advice


Since the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) position has been clear: only wear a face mask if you are ill or working in healthcare. However, recent research is looking at the WHO to adjust that advice.

The reason for a possible adjustment of the advice is the latest insights about the coronavirus. For example, new research from Hong Kong would prove that mouth masks can indeed prevent the spread.

A second, American study would show that keeping a distance of one and a half meters may fall short as the only measure. Filming footage of coughs and sneezing fits of test subjects and playing them back extremely delayed shows that the effects of a sneezing fit can go far.

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