The next time you come
across someone crying over face masks during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, simply
show them this slow motion video.
In the video above, Gav
from The Slow Mo Guys filmed himself counting out loud, coughing, and sneezing
at a speed of 1000fps. The coughs and sneezes are as gross as you’d expect.
However, just look at the number of particles ejected from this person’s mouth
even when he speaks at a fairly normal volume range.
Guest Anthony Fauci – Director
of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – when he watched
this footage back together: “I
think what you’ve just shown is a graphically beautiful demonstration of the importance
of wearing masks and face coverings.”
know now that about 40-45 percent of the people who are infected don’t have any
symptoms, and yet they have virus in their nasopharynx. And we know that a
substantial proportion of infections are transmitted from someone who doesn’t
have any symptoms.”
people have an understandable but incorrect interpretation that the only time
you transmit infection is when you’re coughing or sneezing all over someone.
What they don’t appreciate is that if you are speaking, even if you don’t speak
loudly — and if you are singing, which is even worse than just speaking — you
have these particles that come out that can stay in the air for a period of
This is actually the
same experiment that was earlier published in July in the medical journal
Thorax. Now tell us one thing, can you unsee this video?