Effectiveness of Homemade Fabric Masks to Protect Others from Spread of COVID-19 Examined in New Rapid Response to Government from Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases

A new swift professional consultation from a standing committee of the Countrywide Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Drugs responds to questions from the White Residence Business of Science and Engineering Policy (OSTP) relating to the performance of do-it-yourself cloth masks to shield some others from the viral spread of COVID-19 from perhaps contagious asymptomatic or presymptomatic men and women.