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· Disinfection stations, cardboard mascots for social distancing: Some Malaysian businesses go the extra mile in new normal →
In addition to face masks, face shields covering the entire face are also getting more common to protect the eyes from droplets that may contain virus particles.
The New York Times
· Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising →
Scientists around the country have tried to identify everyday materials that do a good job of filtering microscopic particles.
· Bill Nye's minute-long PSA on mask-wearing is as simple as it is effective →
In the video, which New York Governer Andrew Cuomo shared on Twitter, Nye uses a scarf, a face mask, and a lit candle to demonstrate in the simplest terms possible how effective a cloth covering can be at slowing down exactly the kinds of airborne particles that are making people sick.
· Bins overflow at The Alfred with ward access cut after positive tests →
Surgical masks are provided to staff treating COVID-19 patients despite offering less protection against viral particles than respirator masks, in line with official Australian Health Protection Principal Committee advice based on the recommendations of its Infection Control Expert Group.
· Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In The Air? →
The agency still maintains that the greater risk of spread appears to be from droplets — larger particles, also expelled when we talk or breathe, which settle more quickly and are less likely to accumulate in the air.
· Coronavirus pandemic reveals century-old scientific split over airborne germs →
Such proof could involve studies in which laboratory animals become sickened by exposure to the virus in the air, or studies showing viable virus particles in air samples — a level of proof not required for other modes of transmission such as contact with contaminated surfaces, the letter’s signatories said.
· How a Chinese restaurant explains Australia's mask riddle →
Respiratory viruses like COVID-19 spread through droplets – the tiny particles of virus-containing saliva or mucus we spray when we cough and sneeze.
The New York Times
· An End to Empty Seats on Canada’s Airlines →
“Airplanes try to mitigate this through frequent air circulation and use of HEPA filters, but yes, you can still be infected if you breathe in the particles on their way to the filters,” he wrote in the email.