Masks are the frontline protection from Covid-19.
Masks and alcohol based Hand Sanitizer are at the frontline of defense against the Corona Virus, officially COVID-19.
There is a crazy amount of information and misinformation these days regarding masks. The short and most accurate answer is simple.
If you are budget minded and cannot afford the best protection get a surgical grade mask.
These are the masks most familiar to us. They are worn by hospital and health professionals. They will stop the spread of airborne particles up to a certain size but not as effective as KN95.
CDC says- Surgical masks are not designed for use as particulate respirators and do not provide as much respiratory protection as an N95 respirator. read article