Mexican researchers have solved the problem of eating and drinking while keeping the oral cavity hermetically sealed against viral contamination. A new mask design blocks nasal exhalation, presumably saving the wearer and others.
Restaurant guests exhale thoughtlessly while not masked, having long been the pawn of the restaurant owners’ existence, preventing the once lucrative businesses from returning to their status as the social hubs they once considered before the start of the ‘new normal’ .
But with the advent of Covid-19, no face mask was considered protective enough – stores even posted signs on their walls warning against the use of masks with ‘ventilation ducts’, small circular outlets that allow the release of built-up carbon dioxide from inside the mask , which prevents the wearer from falling victim to hypercnia, a condition caused by inhaling too much carbon dioxide.
A few Mexican researchers have bulbs to have “Solved” the problem in a clip sent to CBS on Thursday. Each researcher wore two masks, leaving one over the nose all the time as they removed the larger, lower mask to drink from cups and eat sandwiches.