NIH: “Researchers propose that humidity from masks may lessen severity of COVID-19”
A new study by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) found that masks increase the humidity of inhaled air. Humidity promotes removal of mucus from the lungs and encourages the production of proteins which help fight against viruses. As temperatures and humidity drops during the winter months, masks’ effects are more noticeable and increasingly beneficial. Therefore, mask wearing limits the severity of COVID-19 and susceptibility to infection, especially during the winter season. To read the full article, please click here. To learn more about COVID-19, click here.