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Slow-motion video of a sneeze shows the importance of wearing a face mask

Slow-motion video of a sneeze shows the importance of wearing a face mask

The next time you hear someone decrying the importance of face masks during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, just show them this video.

In the footage above, Gav from The Slow Mo Guys films himself counting aloud, coughing, and sneezing at 1000fps. The cough and the sneeze are as gross as you’d probably expect, but what’s perhaps more unnerving is the number of particles ejected from his mouth even when he talks at normal volume. 

And when Gav repeats the experiment while wearing a face mask? Barely anything escapes.

“I think what you’ve just shown is a graphically beautiful demonstration of the importance of wearing masks and face coverings,” says guest Dr Anthony Fauci, as they watch the footage back together. Read more…

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