How a mask helps minimise COVID-19 spread

Without a mask, a turbulent jet forms (during the time of coughing or sneezing), and droplets with a broad size distribution are ejected.

Large droplets (greater than about 125 microns in diameter) fall to the ground within about 2 metres, while turbulent clouds transport a mist of small aerosolized droplets over significant distances (approximately 5 metres).

A loosely fitted simple cotton cloth mask qualitatively changes the propagation of the high velocity jet, and largely eliminates the turbulent cloud downstream of the mask.

The spread of the ejecta is also changed, with large droplets trapped at mask surface

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Mask and Distancing both together only can Help at large. more  
Helpful for understanding effectivity of mask. more  
Regards Kiran Bobby more  
This information was already circulated through different media about a month before or so. more  
What new information has been given in this post. Social distancing, wearing of mask, hand washing, etc will have to be practiced for months to come. We have to learn to live with the virus carriers around us more  
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