So you got a homemade cloth mask for the coronavirus – what effect will it have? Does it filter viruses? Does that matter? This video looks comprehensively at how improvised masks work, and what the benefits of them might be.
The CDC now recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public. The World Health Organisation seems to be changing their stance on the use of cloth masks. Many countries have already adopted improvised masks, and many others have begun following suit.
Be aware that cloth masks are a last resort, only better than nothing. Be careful using a cloth mask – there are some dangers to be aware of that you can find explained in my other videos.