In a groundbreaking new research study conducted by scientists at UCL, wearing “appropriate” face masks reduces aerosol transmission by 99 percent – dramatically improving the safety profile against Covid. Even for the one percent of aerosol transmission that can escape the masks, they’re deemed to “travel much more slowly”. The professor of biophotonics and his team designed realistic androids – i.e. Virtual Human Exhalation Replicators.
Based on his research, Professor Lovat said: “I believe the UK Government should support the re-opening of theatres and live entertainment.”
The professor added that singing should be allowed to return in places of worship.
How does the virus spread?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there were “several ways” Covid can spread from one person to another.
“The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe,” stated the WHO.
The WHO do recommend wearing face masks when you can’t physically distance from someone, for example, or when you’re in an enclosed space.
Wearing a face mask that covers your face and nose prevents you from spreading aerosol droplets.
In the same way, other people wearing a face mask can’t transmit their aerosol droplets to you.
Thus, transmission can greatly be reduced if everybody follows government guidance to wear a face mask in enclosed spaces.