Conflicting mask information

SHaines

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This article is from 2009. Bear in mind that over time (11 years in this case) things can change. Where surgical masks may have helped reduce some transmission of some very specific illnesses, they are not providing users with absolute protection against coronavirus.

The specific discussion here is about the standard surgical masks used by doctors in normal situations and is not about the substantially more effective, specialized N95 respirators that are highly sought after for medical professionals right now.
 

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