Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reacted strongly to a video showing nose-only masks that were created in Mexico to allow the nose to be covered while people are eating, drinking or talking.
“No! I am sorry but no!” he tweeted as a caption to the video.
In the video, a man and woman take off their conventional masks and have the nose-only masks underneath. They eat and talk with the nose masks on.
The nose is a key entry point for the coronavirus, and researchers in Mexico think nose-only masks could provide some protection when the mouth can’t be covered.
They look pretty ridiculous though, and it is unlikely people would embrace them without a great deal of evidence and pressure to do so.
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