DIY masks, balancing filtration and breathability

The CDC now recommends that you wear a cloth face mask if you leave the house. For The Washington Post, Bonnie Berkowitz and Aaron Steckelberg answer some questions you might have about making your own, including the chart above. You need material that provides both filtration and breathability.

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Face mask respirator and its usefulness with different beard styles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made this graphic to show what beard styles work and do not work with a respirator. If there is hair in the way, the seal breaks. The CDC made it a couple of years ago for No-shave November, hence the playful tone, but with coronavirus concerns, it’s once again made relevant.

It reminds me of the trustworthiness of beards.

Also, wash your fingers.

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