New research indicates masks are effective in mitigating spread of COVID-19

GERMANY- A research conducted by Chinese and German researchers has showed that masks are effective against spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus(severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), the agent that causes corona virus disease 2019. The team, led by Hang Su of Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz has established that the efficacy of masks against the virus is dependent on the viral load in a given environment. In most environments, however, it was found that the abundance of the virus is low. Therefore, surgical masks which exhibit a variable range…

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