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Florida Atlantic University scientist tests effectiveness of face coverings

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 02:11s - Published
Florida Atlantic University scientist tests effectiveness of face coverings

Florida Atlantic University scientist tests effectiveness of face coverings

Wearing a face covering to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus has become a heated issue.

Palm Beach County recently made national headlines after residents protested at a county commission meeting the decision to mandate masks in public.

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BEACH MADE NATIONAL HEADLINESAFTER SOME PROTESTED THE MASKMANDATE FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY.SO HOW EFFECTIVE ARE MASKS?SOUTH COUNTY REPORTER MIRANDACHRISTIAN TOOK THAT QUESTIONTO RESEARCHERS AT F-A-U.MC: 15.45 THE BIOLOGYDEPARTMENT AT FAU HELPED METEST THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OFMASKS, SEEING IF THEY STOPGERMS FROM SPREADING WHEN YOUCOUGH PCK: (NAT) IN A SAFE ANDCONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT, DR.NWADIUTA ESIOBO..OR DR. E&ISHELPING TEST THE EFFECTIVENESSOF MASKS.

(NAT) OUR MOUTHS AREFULL OF BACTERIA& 8.04 THEREARE ABOUT 700 SPECIES OFBACTERIA, EVERY DROP OF SALIVAHAD 100MICROORGANISMS AND WEARING AMASK IS SUPPOSED TO KEEP THATBACTERIA FROM GETTING OUT.THERE ARE ALSO DOZENS OF TYPESOF MASKS AVAILABLE&WE LOOKEDAT THREE OF THE MOSTPOPULAR&N95, A CLOTH MASK, ANDA GAITER.

THREE OF US COUGHEDFIVE TIMES ON SEPARATE PETRIDISHES.

(STANDUP) 57.58 TOMAKE THE COUCHES AS CONSISTENTAS POSSIBLE, THEY WERE KEPTSIX INCHES FOAM OUR FACE,59.37 THE LAST ONE WE HELD UPCLOSE TO OUR FACE AND COUGHEDINTO IT WITHOUT A MASK DR. EPREDICTS THE DISHES COUGHED ONWHILE WEARING A MASK WILL HAVELITTLE TO NO BACTERIA&BUT SHELOOKS FORWARD TO SEEING THERESULTS FOR ALL THREE MASKS10.44 FOR THE CLOTH AND THEGAITER I AM JUST CURIOUS THEMASKS WILL SIT IN AN INCUBATOROVER THE WEEKEND&GROWING ANYBACTERIA PICKED UP THROUGH OURCOUGS AND DR. E WILL HAVE THERESULTS ON MONDAY.

11.27 WECAN COMPUTE THE EFFICIENTLY OFEACH MASK IN FILTERING WHEN WEGET THE RESULTS IN BOCA RATONMC WPTV NC5.OF COURSE - WE WILL BRING YOUTHOSE RESULTS NEXT WEEK.

WE DOWANT TO POINT OUT THAT RIGHTNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL MASKMANDATES IN PLACE IN LOCALCOMMUNITIES.MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALLPUBL




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