COVID-19: better-fitting face masks greatly improve protection -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

COVID-19: better-fitting face masks greatly improve protection

18/06/2021

Image: Three men in a laboratory, on checks how a face mask is fitting another - Rupak Banerjee, Israel Ajiboye, Sheyash Manegaonker; Copyright: Ravenna Rutledge/UC Creative

University of Cincinnati professor Rupak Banerjee adjusts a mask on grad student Israel Ajiboye while grad student Shreyash Manegaonkar looks on. Engineering researchers found that a poorly fitting face mask greatly increases the risk of infection.

Products and exhibitors around protective equipment

Image: Head of a mannequin with a face mask; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf