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Face masks ARE effective at stopping coronavirus spreading through the tiny saliva droplets that spray into the air when we speak, study shows

Any form of cloth mouth cover, including a mask, can stop coronavirus spreading via invisible saliva droplets when an infected person talks, a study has found. Previous wisdom has said coughing or sneezing poses the highest chance of passing on the SARS-CoV-2 virus — which causes the disease COVID-19 — because they expel nasal or bronchial secretions, where the virus is known to be abundant. But coronavirus can also be spread in tiny speech droplets that are invisible to the naked eye, scientists from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, claim.  Read more.....

 

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