Mind and Body

How much do you know about mask-wearing during the Covid-19 pandemic?

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What's the best material for homemade masks?

A. Bandana

B. Tshirt cloth

C. Double Layer Pillowcase

D. Flannel Pajamas

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C or D

TIp: hold the mask up to the light — if you can see light through the mask, try adding on another layer of fabric. Read more

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What percent of Americans need to wear masks to keep the Covid-19 reproduction number under 1.0?

A. 50%

B. 20%

C. 100%

D. 35%

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A. 50 percent.

If at least half the population were to consistently wear masks, we could slow the virus’s spread. Read more.

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What is the correct way to wear a mask?

A. Mouth and chin fully covered.

B. Nose and mouth fully covered.

C. Nose, mouth, and chin fully covered.

D. At least tip of nose and mouth fully covered.

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C. Your mouth, chin, and nose up to the bridge should be fully covered by your mask. Read more.

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True or False: Coronavirus can be carried on aerosols (droplets smaller than 5 microns) when an infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes.

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True.

The virus can survive on aerosols, but scientists say that the number of viruses on each aerosol may not be enough to cause a severe infection. Regardless, wearing a mask greatly reduces the likelihood of spreading droplets or aerosols.

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True or false: The United States has always been in favor of mask-wearing for virus control.

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False.

It wasn't until early April that the CDC officially recommended wearing masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read More.

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