What a Mask and Distancing Do to the Spread of — not Just COVID
This is from the website of KHQ TV in Spokane, WA
"A recent demonstration by the Microbiology Lab at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital shows how wearing a mask can protect you (and others) in close proximity and even at a safe 6ft distance.
Viruses like COVID-19 can be transmitted when droplets are produced through common behaviors, such as coughing, talking, singing or sneezing. Masks are effective at blocking most of these droplets, even when up close.
Watch the demonstration here that answers the common questions:
How effective is masking?
Does physical distance matter?
The point is that if we all wear a mask, correctly, while around other people, and stay a few feet from others, we have much less likelihood of infecting other people. A good mask is less effective at protecting YOU from HIM, but very helpful to protect everyone else from YOU!