Sunday, February 14, 2021

Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5

Double masks (credit to The Cut)

There are many single layer face mask available in the market, but their filtration levels are varies.

Study from Wake Forest Baptist Health published in Triad Business Journal (2020) showed efficiency rate of 3 different mask materials:

- 97% efficiency for N95 mask

- 79% for homemade mask (cloth mask)

- 65% efficiency for surgical mask.


You may read, watching or listening the news from mainstream medias recently that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

- encourages people to wear a good, properly fitted masks.

- recommends to use double masks


Double masks will increase filtration level and efficiency rate, hence will protect against corona virus, original strain and even to new strains.

Moreover, as far as I knew, Chinese people using multi layers face mask to protect them from Corona virus infection since beginning of pandemic.


Our neighborhood, just for illustration

In addition to double masks, Chinese has practiced social distance and lock down strictly.

Data from The New York Times as of February 11, 2021 that infection rate and mortality rate in China is lower compared to USA:

- total cases 89,734 and death 4,636 in the China

- total cases 27.4 Million and death 473,000 in the USA.


Double masks of homemade masks (cloth mask) can improve efficiency rate from 79% to 95%.

What do you think about double masks? 

34 comments:

  1. Haven't tried that yet. Probably a good idea, but won't it be harder to breathe under a double mask? Also it will mean doubling the cost. Hmm...

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    1. Yes, hard..... but, we can use tissue as "a double mask"....cheap and easy.

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      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
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      Double masks (credit to The Cut)

      There are many single layer face mask available in the market, but their filtration levels are varies.

      Study from Wake Forest Baptist Health published in Triad Business Journal (2020) showed efficiency rate of 3 different mask materials:
      - 97% efficiency for N95 mask
      - 79% for homemade mask (cloth mask)
      - 65% efficiency for surgical mask.

      You may read, watching or listening the news from mainstream medias recently that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

      - encourages people to wear a good, properly fitted masks.
      - recommends to use double masks

      Double masks will increase filtration level and efficiency rate, hence will protect against corona virus, original strain and even to new strains.

      Moreover, as far as I knew, Chinese people using multi layers face mask to protect them from Corona virus infection since beginning of pandemic.

      Delete
  2. Penso che due mascherine siano un po' scomode... Meglio una, ma valida!

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  3. I have to use double masks, the risk continues...

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    1. We need time to adjust....

      Thanks-
      Our neighborhood, just for illustration
      In addition to double masks, Chinese has practiced social distance and lock down strictly.

      Data from The New York Times as of February 11, 2021 that infection rate and mortality rate in China is lower compared to USA:

      - total cases 89,734 and death 4,636 in the China

      - total cases 27.4 Million and death 473,000 in the USA.



      Double masks of homemade masks (cloth mask) can improve efficiency rate from 79% to 95%.

      What do you think about double masks?

      Delete
  4. I know it's a good idea, but doing it is somewhat not always possible. Plus, it gets to my ears after awhile. But I do try to have more than one layer.

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  5. Thanks for the info. Easier said than done. I have seen some tutorials on how to make a cover for the surgical mask that are pretty nice and convient.

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  6. I wear glasses and haven't yet found a mask that doesn't cause the glasses to fog up. It would be something - because now I have to choose - a mask or glasses.

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    1. Thanks-
      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
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      Double masks (credit to The Cut)

      There are many single layer face mask available in the market, but their filtration levels are varies.

      Study from Wake Forest Baptist Health published in Triad Business Journal (2020) showed efficiency rate of 3 different mask materials:
      - 97% efficiency for N95 mask
      - 79% for homemade mask (cloth mask)
      - 65% efficiency for surgical mask.

      You may read, watching or listening the news from mainstream medias recently that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

      - encourages people to wear a good, properly fitted masks.
      - recommends to use double masks

      Double masks will increase filtration level and efficiency rate, hence will protect against corona virus, original strain and even to new strains.

      Moreover, as far as I knew, Chinese people using multi layers face mask to protect them from Corona virus infection since beginning of pandemic.

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  7. Tanza, I always use a mask when we go out. My wife is doubling up but I have enough trouble with one mask and my glasses. I don't believe the numbers that China has provided re: number of Covid-19 infections and the number of deaths. However, in an authoritarian society, there is no doubt that they've controlled the pandemic better than we have here in the USA. It's been said that even here our numbers are under reported, so I can't imagine that we even have a clue as the real numbers world wide! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  8. My wife doubles up, I tried it and found it uncomfortable. I'll have to do some adjustments and try it again. Never can be too safe.

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    1. I see....
      no, never can be too safe...

      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
      -
      Our neighborhood, just for illustration

      In addition to double masks, Chinese has practiced social distance and lock down strictly.

      Data from The New York Times as of February 11, 2021 that infection rate and mortality rate in China is lower compared to USA:
      - total cases 89,734 and death 4,636 in the China
      - total cases 27.4 Million and death 473,000 in the USA.

      Double masks of homemade masks (cloth mask) can improve efficiency rate from 79% to 95%.

      What do you think about double masks?

      Delete
  9. Double masking when the variants are around makes sense.

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  10. I do think wearing double mask could be better if the first one has a low filtration rate And not efficient like a N95 mask!

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  11. Important information :) Have a great day :)

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  12. Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5

    I should use it

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    1. go head...

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      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
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      Double masks (credit to The Cut)

      There are many single layer face mask available in the market, but their filtration levels are varies.

      Study from Wake Forest Baptist Health published in Triad Business Journal (2020) showed efficiency rate of 3 different mask materials:
      - 97% efficiency for N95 mask
      - 79% for homemade mask (cloth mask)
      - 65% efficiency for surgical mask.

      You may read, watching or listening the news from mainstream medias recently that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

      - encourages people to wear a good, properly fitted masks.
      - recommends to use double masks

      Double masks will increase filtration level and efficiency rate, hence will protect against corona virus, original strain and even to new strains.

      Moreover, as far as I knew, Chinese people using multi layers face mask to protect them from Corona virus infection since beginning of pandemic.

      Delete
  13. Good to know! But a strong immune system is better than anything.

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  14. I wish everyone would double-up. I've been wearing paper and cloth, ever since the new strains. Sigh.

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    1. Hope so....

      I see....
      no, never can be too safe...

      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
      -
      Our neighborhood, just for illustration

      In addition to double masks, Chinese has practiced social distance and lock down strictly.

      Data from The New York Times as of February 11, 2021 that infection rate and mortality rate in China is lower compared to USA:
      - total cases 89,734 and death 4,636 in the China
      - total cases 27.4 Million and death 473,000 in the USA.

      Double masks of homemade masks (cloth mask) can improve efficiency rate from 79% to 95%.

      What do you think about double masks?

      Delete
  15. I think this is the best option, using 2 better than 1.

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  16. I have a fabric mouth mask, but it is very stuffy, I have asthma.
    Used a disposable mask yesterday and that gave me more air.
    I really rarely use them, my husband does the shopping, when we walk outside we don't have to wear a mask
    Greetings Irma

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    1. layers make difficult to breathe, hence, we no need in crowd of close room in longer time.... yes, when we outside, no need to wear mask...

      Thanks-
      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
      -
      Double masks (credit to The Cut)

      There are many single layer face mask available in the market, but their filtration levels are varies.

      Study from Wake Forest Baptist Health published in Triad Business Journal (2020) showed efficiency rate of 3 different mask materials:
      - 97% efficiency for N95 mask
      - 79% for homemade mask (cloth mask)
      - 65% efficiency for surgical mask.

      You may read, watching or listening the news from mainstream medias recently that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

      - encourages people to wear a good, properly fitted masks.
      - recommends to use double masks

      Double masks will increase filtration level and efficiency rate, hence will protect against corona virus, original strain and even to new strains.

      Moreover, as far as I knew, Chinese people using multi layers face mask to protect them from Corona virus infection since beginning of pandemic.

      Delete
  17. I can barely breathe under one, let alone two LOL Any ideas on how to prevent glasses from fogging up from masks?

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  18. No uso mascara doble Tanza. Usamos la quirúrgica.
    Buen miércoles Tanza. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thanks-

      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
      -
      Our neighborhood, just for illustration

      In addition to double masks, Chinese has practiced social distance and lock down strictly.

      Data from The New York Times as of February 11, 2021 that infection rate and mortality rate in China is lower compared to USA:
      - total cases 89,734 and death 4,636 in the China
      - total cases 27.4 Million and death 473,000 in the USA.

      Double masks of homemade masks (cloth mask) can improve efficiency rate from 79% to 95%.

      What do you think about double masks?

      Delete
  19. Thanks for the info. Like many of your other readers, I've heard that double masking can make it hard to breathe. That said, if I were leaving my house instead of living the recluse life, then I'd double up anyway. I've gotten very used to the safety of my bubble and am thankful that I can work from home and have my groceries, etc. delivered. Stay safe out there!

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  20. My husband and I have a mouth cap that can hold a filling and ours is already 3 layers and that is enough. I myself sometimes receive health problems because what many forget is that you now also breathe in the CO2 that you normally exhale. Wish you a nice weekend.

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    1. I got your points....

      Thanks-
      Are Using Double Masks Better? - Science and Technology 5
      -
      Double masks (credit to The Cut)

      There are many single layer face mask available in the market, but their filtration levels are varies.

      Study from Wake Forest Baptist Health published in Triad Business Journal (2020) showed efficiency rate of 3 different mask materials:
      - 97% efficiency for N95 mask
      - 79% for homemade mask (cloth mask)
      - 65% efficiency for surgical mask.

      You may read, watching or listening the news from mainstream medias recently that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

      - encourages people to wear a good, properly fitted masks.
      - recommends to use double masks

      Double masks will increase filtration level and efficiency rate, hence will protect against corona virus, original strain and even to new strains.

      Moreover, as far as I knew, Chinese people using multi layers face mask to protect them from Corona virus infection since beginning of pandemic.

      Delete

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