REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

Here we have compiled a list of useful scientific articles and general resources that help understand why masks are useful, how they should be made, worn and maintained.

This list is still being updated, so check in for the latest information and feel free to send us more resources!

LINKS

#masks4all  (video + resources and scientific articles compiled by this group)

So you want to wear a mask in public? Here are three things you might consider first (Inside Story)

Researchers found the coronavirus lasted on a surgical mask for 7 days, showing how crucial it is to properly remove face coverings after wearing them (Business Insider)

How to make a non-medical coronavirus face mask – no sewing required (The Guardian)

Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic? (Science) 

Covid-19: Why We Should All Wear Masks  — There Is New Scientific Rationale (Sui Huang, Medium)

Simple DIY masks could help flatten the curve. We should all wear them in public (Jeremy Howard, Washington Post)

HKMask Manual (Dr. K. Kwong)

A Scientist’s Thoughts on DIY Masks (@emilia_to_nuno, The Sewcialists)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks (WHO)

Universal mask-wearing is the most overlooked COVID-19 lifesaver (maskssavelives.org)

Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake,’ top Chinese scientist says (Science)

WHO Reviews ‘Current’ Evidence On Coronavirus Transmission Through Air (NPR)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chughtai AA, Seale H, MacIntyre CR. 2013. Use of cloth masks in the practice of infection control – evidence and policy gaps. International Journal of Infection Control, 2013, 9(3), doi: 10.3396/IJIC.v9i3.020.13

Jefferson T et.al. 2009. Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review. BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3675

Institute of Medicine. 2006. Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11637.

MacIntyre CR, Seale H, Dung TC, et al. 2015. A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers. BMJ Open 2015;5: e006577. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2014-006577

MacIntyre CR, Cauchemez S, Dwyer DE, Seale H, Cheung P, Browne G, Fasher G, Wood J, Gao Z, Booy R, Ferguson N. 2009. Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission in Households. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Feb; 15(2): 233–241. doi: 10.3201/eid1502.081167

Rajeev BP, Shaji DS, Mohamed MM, and Gerald CS. 2016. Respiratory source control using a surgical mask: An in vitro study. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, 2016, 13, 7, 569-576

RENGASAMY S, EIMER B, SHAFFER RE. 2010. Simple Respiratory Protection—Evaluation of the Filtration Performance of Cloth Masks and Common Fabric Materials Against 20–1000 nm Size Particles. Ann. Occup. Hyg., 54(7) 789–798.