April 14, 2021

The CDC’s advice on what NOT to wear...

Let’s together get up to speed on all things masks.


Only last week, the CDC revised its face mask guidelines, advising people NOT to wear masks with exhalation vents or valves. Explaining why these masks are ineffective, the agency stated,


The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others, to aid with source control. Masks with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be expelled out through holes in the material. This can allow exhaled respiratory droplets to reach others and potentially spread the cvid-19 virus.”


Explaining the CDC”s guidelines to Fox News, Web MD’s chief medical expert, Dr. John Whyte said, 


"The key for protection is a good seal (in masks)— thereby keeping as many infectious particles that we can from affecting other people. Sometimes that seal makes our glasses foggy or causes humidity. The problem with the valves is that although the prevent particles from coming in, they allow particles to come out — defeating the purpose of infection control. Masks with vent decrease the effectiveness of the seal.”


These recommendations against valved masks, though new to the U.S. were initially made several weeks ago by the Indian government. The latter strongly discouraged Indian citizens not to use the N95 respirator with vents. In fact, only a few weeks back, the Director-General of Health Services in the Indian Health Ministry wrote,


“...the use of valved respirator N95 masks is detrimental to the measures adopted for preventing the spread of coronavirus as it does not prevent the virus from escaping out of the mask. In view of the above, I request you to instruct all concerned to follow the use of face/mouth cover and prevent inappropriate use of N95 masks.”


The CDC’s findings have been further corroborated by Duke University researcher, Dr. Martin Fischer, who carried out an experiment to test which face masks are most and least effective.


Interestingly enough, Fischer’s study also proved that the valved N95 masks only prevent the wearer from breathing in dangerous particles, but do nothing to stop the wearer’s droplets from spreading to others. While discussing his findings with CNN on Saturday, Fischer said,


“We want to emphasize that we really encourage people to wear masks, but we want them to wear masks that actually work.


This brings us to question - what masks actually work?


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Stay well and stay safe,

And leave it to us to keep you updated on all things masks,

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