Face Masks With The Best Filters, Features And Technology For Your Pandemic Safety
By Larry Olmsted
Face masks, along with handwashing and social distancing, are the best safety protection you have against the coronavirus and risk of contracting COVID-19 in the current pandemic. Wearing a mask also protects the rest of society. The World Health Organization (WHO) puts it bluntly: “People wearing masks are protected from getting infected. Masks also prevent onward transmission when worn by a person who is infected, whether they have symptoms or not.”
Masks work, the science has shown it, anecdotal evidence is overwhelming, and countries and regions that have a higher level of mask usage have had lower infection rates across the board (and vice versa). Just about every documented super spreader event has revolved around failure to wear masks, while potentially disastrous situations like the Missouri hair salon turned out fine because of masks. Consider flying: everyone on planes has to be masked, and infections linked to air travel have remained impressively low after millions of passengers traveled …
Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is the author of “Real Food, Fake Food.” He is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com.