As we know now, the COVID virus spreads most commonly through close contact, hence the mask and 6 feet away protocols. But as you’ll see in this video, filmed by the Washington Post using a military-grade infrared camera capable of detecting exhaled breath, in an ill-fitting surgical mask, droplets and particles are spewing out in an alarming fashion. Scientists now say that infected particles can ‘linger in the air for minutes to hours.’
But in a mask that fits snugly, the number of particles exhaled are almost all contained within the mask.
For anyone who thinks a mask won’t help them if they come in contact with an infected person, watch this.