Baptist Health put clinical and cloth masks to the test in an effort to show how respiratory particles can be prevented from spread.
Aaron Odegard, a medical technologist with the Baptist Health Infectious Diagnostics team, worked with his team to perform daily activities, with and without a clinical and cloth mask.
The illustrated side-by-side photos below demonstrate how masks help to prevent the spread of respiratory particles normally found in the body.
In a person infected with COVID-19, these particles could be a “vehicle” for spreading the virus.
Odegard said his results were similar for clinical and cloth masks -- both helped to stop or reduce the spread of respiratory particles.
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