ENVIRONMENT

As COVID-19 cases spike in US, mask misinformation also spreads

Published on 30/06/2020 at 22:57

Social media posts shared thousands of times in the United States contain multiple false or misleading claims about face masks used to stop the spread of COVID-19, including that they violate federal standards for oxygen supply, cloth masks “do not filter anything” and trap carbon dioxide, surgical masks spread germs, and N95 masks expel unfiltered air.