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Graphene based face mask uses novel technology to inhibit viruses Special

A face mask that utilizes graphene technology has proven efficacy for capturing viruses at a level comparable with surgical masks and then to inhibit the capture virions through the activity of the graphene. Digital Journal reviews.

Essential Science: Why masks work and time to end the debate?

How effective are face masks? The body of evidence in favour of masks continues to grow. In this week’s Essential Science, we consider a diverse array of different literature that looks at mask wearing in different contexts.

Face masks stop droplets, but many face coverings are ineffective

A new model demonstrates visually how face masks are effective in lowering droplet emissions, and hence minimizing viral particles, during normal wear. The N95 masks without valves comes out as the most effective item of personal protective clothing.

Early adoption of face masks led to lower COVID-19 rates

A new study finds that those countries that were early adopters of mandatory face mask wearing in public saw lower COVID-19 rates compared with nations that put policies in place later, or which have not mandated masks at all.

Op-Ed: Trump thinks he looks like the Lone Ranger when he wears his mask

Under growing pressure from health officials and lawmakers from both parties, President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally endorsed wearing face masks. Well, he sort of - kind of - said that. He did say wearing one made him look like the Lone Ranger.

Pathogen fighting cloth shows success

An anti-bacterial cloth, effective against a range of pathogenic bacteria, has been developed. In studies the cloth has proven to be effective in avoiding wound contamination. Applications include bandages and face masks.
 

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Face mask on a table - an unsafe practice?
Face mask on a table - an unsafe practice?
The Medicevo Graphene Mask features an internal graphene netting that destroys virus particles.
The Medicevo Graphene Mask features an internal graphene netting that destroys virus particles.
Construction work during the time of COVID-19 (Digital Journal s Tim Sandle visits a factory).
Construction work during the time of COVID-19 (Digital Journal's Tim Sandle visits a factory).
The packaging for the Medicevo face masks.
The packaging for the Medicevo face masks.
Digital Journal s Tim Sandle wearing an AirPop mask.
Digital Journal's Tim Sandle wearing an AirPop mask.
Graphene promises a world of future applications  including super-fast electronics  ultra-sensitive ...
Graphene promises a world of future applications, including super-fast electronics, ultra-sensitive sensors and incredibly durable materials – including face masks.
Side view of the Medicevo Face Mask  showing the over-ear design. Modelled by Tim Sandle.
Side view of the Medicevo Face Mask, showing the over-ear design. Modelled by Tim Sandle.
Vending machine selling face masks and hand sanitizers. Blackfriars station  London  UK.
Vending machine selling face masks and hand sanitizers. Blackfriars station, London, UK.
Man wearing a face mask when outside  in the time of coronavirus.
Man wearing a face mask when outside, in the time of coronavirus.
New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.

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