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Facemask Research Website Question 1

This week’s main post considered a study comparing the efficacy if different materials used to make masks in the era of COVID.  With a few quick mini posts, I want to evaluate this site from the University of Cambridge.  The site appears intended to provide “research” on how to protect oneself from viral infections like COVID.  Each mini-post will have a question and opportunity to participate in the movement.

Today’s question:  Can you trust the creators of this site?

Past discernment series and my blog series on masks in general (Unmasking the Truth) includes a variety of “methods” to evaluate information and its sources.  (see here)

Today, I ask your help.  I don’t have the time to research this right now.  If everyone would pick a individual listed on the home page as a “team member” and do a little digging on them in the internet world, we could see if they have any biases or conflicts of interest.  Then share your research on the blog post.  I just ask for references or links to support your findings.  Don’t include name calling.  Be respectful.

Then we can consider if this site will end up listed in the propaganda list or actually be a helpful resource in the future.  Right now, the site has some empty links so it is hard to know how it will turn out.

 

University of Cambridge Site

https://www.facemaskresearch.com/

Their recent article on masks:

Eugenia O’Kelly, Sophia Pirog, James Ward, P John Clarkson. Ability of fabric face mask materials to filter ultrafine particles at coughing velocity. BMJ Open, 2020; 10 (9): e039424 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039424

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