1) The Droplet Model

1) The Droplet Model

Many ‘health authorities’ have relied on the obsolete ‘droplet model’ of virus transmission.

If this model were correct, face masks would indeed work.

But in reality, respiratory droplets – which by definition cannot be inhaled – play almost no role in virus transmission.

Instead, respiratory viruses are transmitted via much smaller aerosols, as well as, possibly, some object surfaces.

Face masks don’t work against either of these transmission routes.

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