FFP2, N95, and KN95 Masks: Does Wearing Them Affect Endurance and Athletic Performance? -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

FFP2, N95, and KN95 masks: Does wearing them affect endurance and athletic performance?

Interview with Professor Jürgen Freiwald, Institute of Sports Sciences, Department of Movement and Training Science, University of Wuppertal, and Janis Zemke, Student Research Assistant, Department of Movement and Training Science, University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

08/04/2022

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