Researchers in Mexico have discovered a new COVID-19 mask designed for people to only wear while eating, according to a report on Wednesday.
The nose masks – which are worn under a full mask with similar straps behind the ears – were revealed in an explanatory video where a man and a woman sit down for lunch. According to Reuters.
In the video, the couple takes off their regular masks to only reveal their nose gear before hiding out at an outdoor table.
Some observers welcomed the idea on Twitter, saying it wasReduce transmission Others mocked her goofy appearance.
One: “Barely a new invention, clowns have been wearing it for years.” User posted, Along with a picture of a bright red clown’s nose.
The human cells that give people the sense of smell are a major entry point for the Coronavirus, which makes the nasal coverings important, according to Johns Hopkins University.
But the World Health Organization recommends people wear masks that cover their noses, mouths and chins to better protect against the virus.
Studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown that more mask materials are generally better than less. Last month, the CDC study showed that Double masking It can significantly reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
In the United States, nearly 30 million people have contracted the virus, and 544,000 people have died from it, According to Johns Hopkins University.
The report did not mention the name of the Mexican researchers, their company, or when the nasal masks became available to the public.