Mexico, March 25: A team of researchers in Mexico has developed a new type of face mask that covers the nose only, to be used during eating and drinking, they say: It reduces the risk of infection with the Coronavirus during eating and talking.
The muzzle is worn similarly to a typical mask with straps behind the ears, but the fabric only covers the nose area instead of the nose and mouth.
“Reuters” published in its English version a video clip of a man and a woman sitting to eat at the same table, taking off their usual masks to reveal that they are also wearing only nose masks. Then the couple ate and drank while wearing nose masks.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says: Covering the mask more, not less, is the best scenario.
A CDC study released last month said: Wearing a cloth mask during a single medical procedure, or double masking, can significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The World Health Organization recommends wearing masks that provide coverage over the nose, mouth and chin.
Americans became deeply divided about wearing masks last year, which health experts, including the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Frances Collins, said may have contributed to the number of deaths in the country.
The United States has recorded more than 544,000 deaths due to Corona, and nearly 30 million injuries, according to Johns Hopkins University.