New Israeli-made mask claims to offer best protection yet against coronavirus

News

Jul 31, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
New Israeli-made mask claims to offer best protection yet against coronavirus

An Israeli scientist has invented a mask that “seals” the face and, according to testing, blocks 99.25% of coronavirus-sized particles, he said.

Noam Gavriely helped the Israel Defense Forces develop gas masks during the Iraq War, and admits that his new product, ViriMASK, resembles some wartime protection devices and doesn’t look attractive. But he said that in terms of protection, it offers a significant improvement over the N95 masks, which are meant to filter at least 95% of airborne particles, and are widely seen as the best currently available option.

Full Story (The Times of Israel)


Share: