Twice as Many Utahns Died (334 vs 165) from the Flue in 2017
Types of Masks and What They Can or Can't Do
Cloth Masks Aren't Helping Anyone
Professor MacIntyre, who has completed the largest body of clincial trial research on respiratory protection in health workers internationally, said emerging infectious diseases are not constrained within geographical borders."Effective controls of outbreaks and pandemics at the origin impacts us directly, so it is important for global disease control that the use of cloth masks be discouraged in high-risk situations," she said.
FDA Won't Endorse Them
At this time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any type of surgical mask specifically for protection against the coronavirus.
N-95 Masks Are Not for General Public
"What's really recommended more than having a mask is washing your hands and using the proper hygienic procedures frequently during the day," said Health Officer Joel Srasz.