COVID-19: Which face mask is best? An expert explains

The performance of a cloth mask will not match that of a surgical mask or N95. Image: Unsplash/Jacek Pobłocki

Christian L'Orange
Assistant Research Professor , Colorado State University
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The ability of the mask material to capture particles is an important factor. Image: Unsplash/Markus Winkler

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Fit is the other major component in how effective a mask is. Image: Unsplash/Kayla Speid
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