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The purpose of the masks (at least in USA) is to prevent the wearer from spread their disease to others - or at least, mitigate it.

If you give it some thought, in public locations, the use of a scarf is likely to be as good or better a choice than a face mask. The reason? If you cough or sneeze into the mask (the primary target for it's preventive need) then it will probably be over-pressured by the sudden out rush of air. It will escape through the sized and the results sent sideways and backwards instead of being trapped.

On the other hand, a scarf-like has a material of a looser weave (in general) and it makes the release of pressure easier - now one can wrap said scarf around more than once. As the particles are expelled through the scarf they hit the weave and are trapped. Although coarser, it's much thicker to make up the difference. The mentioning of a study in Viet Nam - totally unsupervised with respect to handling the cloth masks (let alone any mention of compensating for the looser weave with more layers) makes it questionable (at best).

The looser weave not only prevents over-pressure and consequential escape of unfiltered droplets and particles but, since it wraps around, it has far less access to side/backward leakage.

In real life, picture this: In some (southern) US states they have allowed the opening of barber shops. The barber and customer were show, both wearing masks, with the barber behind. A good cough or sneeze and the barber gets a face full (vectored right into the eyes . . . oops!).

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