Can fabric masks stem the coronavirus’ spread?

Not enough studies exist on whether homemade cloth masks trap viruses to know for sure

person holding fabric mask

Health officials in the United States are recommending that people wear homemade masks when going out in public, but few studies exist that evaluate the effectiveness of fabric at curbing virus transmission.

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