Medical Offices of Manhattan’s Internist, Dr. Denise Pate speaks to Prevention about How To Wear A Face Mask Effectively During Covid-19.

She’s quoted saying:

Coronavirus can be transmitted when a person inhales respiratory droplets that are dispersed when a carrier coughs, sneezes, or talks. It’s why effectively covering your mouth and nose is crucial. “Considering that COVID-19 is an airborne virus, respiratory droplets can be captured via mask if worn properly,” says Pate.

It’s all about getting the right fit and covering your bases, Dr. Pate says. “A mask should cover the bridge of the nose, mouth, and both lateral sides of the cheeks to prevent air from entering,” she says. “There are many people who improperly wear one or get the incorrect size with the nose exposed, which defeats the purpose of wearing a mask in the first place.”


View the original piece placement on Prevention.

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