August 11, 2020
We’re here to guide you through the Coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.
Why You Shouldnt Wear A Snood Or Scarf As A Face Covering
Wearing a neck fleece (or snood) as a face covering could actually increase your risk of spreading coronavirus, new research suggests. Meanwhile wearing a scarf or bandana offers “very little” help to stop the spread of Covid-19. 
Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina tested 14 different face coverings to see which type was most effective at limiting the spread of droplets. The coverings ranged from homemade material masks to the professional, hospital-grade masks worn by frontline healthcare workers.READ MORE: Everything You Could Possibly Need To Know About Face Masks And Coverings The best face coverings were N95 masks without valves (number 14 in the image below), which are hospital-grade coverings used by frontline workers. Surgical or polypropylene masks also “performed well”.
Handmade cotton face coverings provided “good coverage”, the researchers said, “eliminating a substantial amount of the spray from normal speech”.
On the other hand, bandanas and neck fleeces, such as balaclavas or snoods, didn’t do much at all to block the droplets.Related... Here's Why You Shouldn't Wear A Mask With A Valve To test the effectiveness of the designs, an operator wore each mask, then spoke in the direction of a laser beam inside a dark enclosure.
Droplets shown through the laser were recorded using a camera and counted using a computer programme. These were then compared to a control test, where the operator was not wearing a mask.
The results, published in the Journal Science Advances, suggest while some masks do little to stop droplets spreading, fleece neck coverings (when pulled up to the face) actually increase the amount of droplets spread to 110% (compared to the 100% control).  READ MORE: Our Face Masks Say Who We Are: 'When I Wear Mine, I Feel Seen' The researchers attribute this increase to “the neck fleece dispersing larger droplets into several smaller droplets, therefore increasing the droplet count”.
Smaller participles “tend to hand around for longer in the air and can get carried away easier,” PhD researcher Martin Fischer explained in a video on Duke ’s website. 
On a positive note, the study did show wearing a cotton mask or surgical mask when out and about is worth the effort. 
“We confirmed that when people speak, small droplets get expelled, so disease can be spread by talking, without coughing or sneezing,” Fischer said. “We could also see that some face coverings performed much better than others in blocking expelled particles.”
Here’s a list of all 14 masks tested, ranked from most effective to least – as well as their corresponding number on the image above. 
1. N95 mask, no exhalation valve, fitted (image 14)2. Surgical mask (1)3. Cotton-polypropylene-cotton mask (5)4. Two-layer polypropylene apron mask (4)5. Two-layer cotton, pleated style mask (13)6. Two-layer cotton, pleated style mask (7)7. N95 mask with exhalation valve (2)8. Two-layer cotton, Olston style mask (8)9. One-layer Maxima AT mask (6)10. One-layer cotton, pleated style mask (10)11. Two-layer cotton, pleated style mask (9)12. Knitted mask (3)13. Bandana (12)14. Gaiter type neck fleece (11). READ MORE: Should You Wear A Face Shield Against Covid-19? We Asked The Experts We Can't Wear Face Masks, Don't Shame Us, Say Those With Invisible Illnesses Wear Masks During Sex And Don’t Face Each Other, Charity Recommends
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston get flirty during ‘Fast Times’ read | Page Six Celebrity News
September 18, 2020
9zVukSXgXx8
‘Cheer’ coach Monica Aldama breaks silence on Jerry Harris’ arrest | Page Six Celebrity News
September 18, 2020
ic8vKVuiAqY
Euphoria cast lights up the red carpet | Page Six Celebrity News
September 18, 2020
EGgz-2keTXw
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
September 18, 2020
xs9LbpB9J0s
'Concrete Cowboy' Stars Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin on Building Their Father-Son Bond
September 17, 2020
r7YuD8Utn-4
Television Humanitarian Awards Virtual Gala - The Creative Coalition
September 16, 2020
wSGcqa7Jvus
AJ McLean says Kanye West Peeing on Grammy is Disrespectful | TMZ
September 19, 2020
RaO-9QY69FI
Trump Star Vandal James Otis Drops Anti-Trump Flyers from Empire State Building
September 17, 2020
C1oQ7xzFFeI
Kroy Biermann Claps Back at Trolls Over Pic of Brielle Sitting On His Lap | TMZ
September 17, 2020
OUieGQfmR8w
2020 Emmys Must-See Moments: "Schitt's Creek," "Friends" & More
September 21, 2020
5NnMAGUlsyo
Anthony Anderson's Emmy Red Carpet Rules
September 20, 2020
Ie-a_X_aXl8
Laverne Cox Breaks Down Her Emmy Day Routine
September 20, 2020
FYy-GKzYFZ4
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
20
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Liverpool
20
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
Nice - PSG
20
Sep
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Real Madrid
20
Sep
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Sampdoria
20
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur
20
Sep
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Napoli
20
Sep
URUGUAY: Apertura
Torque - River Plate FC
20
Sep
MEXICO: Liga de Ascenso, Apertura
Tapatio - Alebrijes Oaxaca
20
Sep
MEXICO: Apertura
Atletico San Luis - Monterrey
20
Sep
URUGUAY: Apertura
Atletico Progreso - Wanderers
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Sport Recife - Fluminense
20
Sep
PARAGUAY: Apertura
Libertad - Cerro Porteno
20
Sep
USA: Major League Soccer
Montreal Impact - Philadelphia Union
20
Sep
URUGUAY: Apertura
Cerro M. - Rentistas
20
Sep
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Al Shabab Al Ahli - Pakhtakor
20
Sep
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage
Esteghlal - Al-Shorta
20
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Burnley
20
Sep
COSTA RICA: Apertura
San Carlos - CS Cartagines
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Coritiba - Vasco
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Gremio - Palmeiras
20
Sep
BRASIL: Serie A
Botafogo - Santos
20
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
Marseille - Lille
20
Sep
PARAGUAY: Apertura
Guarani A - Guairena
20
Sep
SPAIN: Segunda Division
FC Cartagena - Sporting Gijon
20
Sep
SPAIN: Segunda Division
Las Palmas - Fuenlabrada
20
Sep
PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga
Tondela - Rio Ave
20
Sep
SERBIA: Super Liga
Crvena Zvezda - Vozdovac
20
Sep
ROMANIA: Liga 1
Steaua - Arges
20
Sep
CROATIA: 1 HNL
Varteks - Osijek
20
Sep
SERBIA: Super Liga
Zlatibor Cajetina - Partizan
20
Sep
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Valladolid
20
Sep
SPAIN: La Liga
Granada CF - Alaves
20
Sep
PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga
Moreirense - SC Farense
20
Sep
CYPRUS: 1. Division
Anorthosis - Apollon Limassol
20
Sep
MEXICO: Apertura
Toluca - Santos Laguna
20
Sep
CYPRUS: 1. Division
Enosis Paralimni - APOEL
20
Sep
AZERBAIJAN: Premier League
Qarabag - Neftci Baku
19
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
19
Sep
ITALY: Serie A
Verona - Roma
19
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Crystal Palace
17
Sep
EUROPA LEAGUE: Second qualifying round
Lokomotiv Plovdiv - Tottenham Hotspur
17
Sep
EUROPA LEAGUE: Second qualifying round
Shamrock - AC Milan
16
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
PSG - Metz
16
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Barcelona - Girona
15
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Inter Milan - Lugano
14
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Chelsea
14
Sep
GERMANY: National cup
Duisburg - Borussia Dortmund
13
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Everton
13
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
PSG - Marseille
13
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Juventus - Novara
12
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Leeds
12
Sep
ENGLAND: Premier League
Fulham - Arsenal
10
Sep
FRANCE: Ligue 1
Lens - PSG
09
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Frosinone - Roma
09
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
AC Milan - Vicenza
07
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
Borussia Dortmund - Sparta Rotterdam
06
Sep
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Switzerland - Germany
05
Sep
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Sweden - France
05
Sep
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Iceland - England
05
Sep
INTERNATIONAL: Club Friendlies
AC Milan - Monza
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.