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Homemade masks

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fritz_monroe:
We keep hearing over and over that homemade masks are not effective against coronavirus and that homemade masks should be used as a last resort.  I stumbled upon this article about how different materials work for filtering out the virus.

I have no idea if this is a trustworthy source, but it's worth a look.

What Are The Best Materials for Making DIY Masks?

LvsChant:
+1 Fritz. That was a great report.

armymars:
I wonder if making the mask with twice the surface area would cut down on the effort to breath through it.

Greekman:
area, like face coverage, or like thickness...

armymars:
  Same size opening to the mouth and nose, but a bigger duck bill. You would have to add pipe cleaners to the sides so it wouldn't collapse when you inheld.

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