On my last flight to and from Seattle, I wore a mask on the plane.

This was early February and I was only one out of three people on the flight in a mask.

Fast forward a couple of months and that’s changed. I see people in masks everywhere.

But the question remains: are they effective?

Lex Fridman posted a video discussing latest research on masks (cloth, surgical, N95) and how they help in various transmission modes (aerosol, droplet) for source control and as PPE.

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Time Index:

  • 0:00 – Overview
  • 3:05 – Modes of transmission
  • 11:03 – Do masks work?
  • 14:42 – Takeaways