#CoverYourNose — Mask Adherence Study at UC San Diego (PreRegistered)

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· UCSD Observational Study of Mask Adherence #TritonPride
· Cover Your Eyes / Wear Your Glasses

· The Two Masketeers
Dual masking Among The Secret Service (Inauguration Day)

UCSD Observational Study of Mask Adherence

At UC San Diego, one of America’s leading universities in handling COVID19, a pre-registered observational study of mask adherence conducted on campus between August & September by Cristina Diaz, Catherine Phan, & Jarryd Willis (2021) found that even among men who were wearing a mask, they were less likely to cover their nose than women.

Nose-agnostic mask behavior was far more prevalent among men than women on campus, χ2 (1, N = 376) = 8.56, p = .003.

Cover Your Eyes / Wear Your Glasses

Though glasses aren’t goggles, many #UCSD students switched from contacts to glasses last year to reduce eye exposure to #COVID19 (& contacts require more handwashing).
Also, glasses help secure the top of the mask over the nose.

Higher viral load = more severe case = lower chance of survival = wear a mask & cover your nose

Be good to each other — This too shall pass

(and consider wearing 2 masks like President Biden)

The Two Masketeers

Dual masking Among The Secret Service (Inauguration Day)

As depicted in the images below, my double masking trend seems to have caught on with the Secret Service too.

“Calculations for hypothetical cloth stacks with similar pressure drop as observed for a surgical mask revealed that by stacking adequate numbers of layers of the various sample materials it is possible to obtain decent filtration efficiency using cloth materials” (Drewnick et al., 2021)

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Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD

Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD

I'm passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of others, & that's something I have the opportunity to do a professor & researcher.