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Face coverings mask lack of a real solution

By Staff | Aug 5, 2020

To the editor:

I cooperate with the idea of wearing face masks.

However, considering how they are constructed and used, I intuitively strongly suspect that their utility is much more a wish and a hope than an actual fact!!!

I have found no verifiable experimental evidence illustrating an actually sufficient capture and retention of infectious droplets by existing models of masks. In fact, some versions are no longer recommended.

I feel that the finding of utility is founded too much on inference than direct evidence.

There may be a better way.. The experts need to do more work NOW !!!

Allen Wollscheidt

Cape Coral