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Table 1 Most important publications

From: Face masks: benefits and risks during the COVID-19 crisis

First author Year Recommendation
Li [8] 2008 N95 masks offer considerably better protection from influenza and SARS virus
Zhou [11] 2018 Protective effect for N95 masks for influenza and rhinovirus
Verbeek [13] 2020 Protecting the whole body is not superior to protecting different parts separately
Konda [12] 2020 Cotton masks have a high protective effect