By now, you will more than likely be aware of the controversy singer Lana Del Rey caused recently by wearing what seemed like a see-through, mesh face mask to a book signing.
People were quick to call out the singer online for making such an irresponsible fashion choice during a global pandemic. And matters were only made worse when photos and videos started to circulate, of the singer getting up close and personal, posing with fans.
People's outrage is understandable, considering that the United States has been hit extremely hard by the pandemic. Residents are required to wear face masks in public and crowded indoor areas as a matter of safety.
"They're helpful for blocking not just COVID-19 but other viruses as well, including influenza."
"In fact, a study done in Thailand looked at more than 1,000 people and found that those wearing a mask during high-risk exposure reduce the risk of getting infected by 70%. That's seven zero," Dr. Gorfinkel continued.
"That's a lot. And we've also seen reduced transmission on flights lasting longer than 10 hours."
"Basically, the rule is to do the best you can with the thickest material you can get. Masks with valves allow droplets through, so those are not recommended."
"Neck gators are also not quite good. You basically want to have something that fits around the face so that it's comfortable," she explained.