The taxi hailing service, Uber, announced unveiling technology to its mobile app which ensures that driver is wearing mask before accepting ride. Starting from May 18, the measure will be part of checklist to ensure safety in wake of Covid pandemic.
I'd advise my driver not to put himself/herself at greater risk of respiratory infection.
"When we analysed all mask-wearers including controls, the higher risk of cloth masks was seen for laboratory-confirmed respiratory viral infection."
"We have provided the first clinical efficacy data of cloth masks, which suggest HCWs should not use cloth masks as protection against respiratory infection. Cloth masks resulted in significantly higher rates of infection than medical masks, and also performed worse than the control arm."
While at the same time being ineffective at preventing transmission.
"In conclusion, both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface."
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