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Are respirators a better alternative to surgical or n95 masks when it comes to preventing infection by the 2019 ncov virus? enter image description here

  • N95 can apply to respirators too - it just means that the filter (or mask) prevents 95% of particles smaller than 3 microns. – Chris Jan 25 at 21:59
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    As @Chris notes, there are several types of respirators. It's also currently unknown exactly how person-to-person transmission of novel coronavirus occurs, so masks may be entirely irrelevant. I'm afraid your question lacks adequate prior research. – Carey Gregory Jan 26 at 1:01