Medical-grade face masks rather than cloth coverings could become mandatory in a number of European countries to help contain the rapid spread of highly contagious Covid variants first identified in the UK and South Africa.
A new survey finds that nearly 70% of those who wear disposable masks are unaware they are single-use plastic.
Researchers tested coverings ranging from the kind worn by healthcare professionals to neck fleeces and knitted masks.
"Herd immunity" is a concept describing the point at which a population has developed protection against a disease.
If people washed their hands regularly, wore masks, and kept their social distance from each other, these three simple behaviors could stop most all of the Covid-19 pandemic,
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