It is always useful to look at what other countries are doing. We have made a table of countries... Read More »Q: "What are other countries doing about masks?"
In his address, Emmanuel Macron indicated for the first time that masks could be used "from may 11th..." Read More »Q: "Are the measures indicated by president Macron of France on April 13th sufficient?"
A virus is about 10 nm (10-8 m, or 10 millionth of a millimetre). It is indeed impossible to stop it with a house-made facial protection... Read More »Q: "You can't stop a virus with a mask !"
Why? As soon as the use of facial protections becomes mandatory, everyone could make their own mask... Read More »Recommendation 2: Scale up fast the national manufacturing capacity
For reasons we do not fully understand (maybe in relation to the global shortage of masks, a circumstance frequently mentioned), the WHO does not recommend systematic use of face masks... Read More »Q: "The WHO has said masks were useless!"
A good start, but not enough: with 60 millions inhabitants, most of them going about daily, many more would be required. Read More »Q: "France is going to manufacture 15 millions masks per week - is this sufficient?"
It is true that the availability of surgical masks is an acute problem and that it is not feasible to equip the whole population... Read More »Q: "Masks seem like a good idea, but we haven't any and there is a worldwide shortage"
It is well-known that droplets projected by coughing or sneezing are an important factor, either directly by inhalation or indirectly... Read More »Q: "What is known of the modes of transmission of COVID-19?"