In March 2020, the CDC did something unprecedented in the United States. They officially recommended that civilians should start wearing masks when out in public. Considering that the vast majority of Americans have never even worn a mask before, let alone worn one in public, it’s likely that the world of masks is completely foreign to you. When most people think of a medical mask, they think of the blue ones with the earloops that they see doctors wear in hospitals or in the movies. If they’re good enough for them, they must be good enough for you, right? Maybe. But maybe not. In this article we’ll examine the design of classic earloop face masks, how they work, and why they might not actually be the best mask for you.
- 21 August, 2020
- 7 min read