Several studies have been conducted on the efficiency of protective masks, some of them being referenced on this website.
To facilitate decision-making on the appropriate measures for the next (announced) pandemic, we identified several areas for further research:
- Wider studies on the efficiency of protective masks, especially as regards emission, where data are sparse with samples of limited size
- Simple and robust epidemiological model allowing to assess and anticipate the development of the disease
- Detailed analysis of the impact of various counter-measures (masks, confinement, tests, quarantine, selective confinement etc.) so as to precisely define policies to minimise loss of human lives and negative economic impact
- Best practices for masks (permanent/disposable, norms, required quantities, recycling)