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Which mask works best? We filmed people coughing and sneezing to find out – The Conversation AU

The more layers your mask has, the better, our new research confirms.

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If youre not sure whether wearing a face mask is worth it, or you need to wear a mask but are unsure which type, our new research should help you decide.
We took videos of what happens when you talk, cough and sneeze in different scenarios while not wearing a mask, wearing two different types of cloth masks, or wearing a surgical mask.
The results, published today in the journal Thorax, are clear.
A surgical mask was the most effective at blocking droplets and aerosols from talking, coughing …

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