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How does it help prevent viral transmission?

During the initial research and development of the product prototype, multiple experimental tests were performed in-house to help determine the efficacy of the mask in general. Those tests clearly showed how air sprays expelled from different sized containers directly to the mask were continually displaced downwards and away from the face side. Reverse side tests, from the face side out, showed similar effects of highly reducing and dispelling the speed of outbound expelled sprays.

During the products later stage development, Clearly Biotech had third-party simulation studies conducted using expected real-life particulate expulsions between two persons where one expels particulates towards the other person that has a hat-level initiated airstream downwards. In the simulation, the two heads were at one meter (3 feet) between each other and showed that the air barrier was able to almost completely dispel the incoming simulated particulates.

When the study was repeated at the currently CDC recommended physical distancing of 6 feet (two meters), the device produced even better dispelling results.

Clearly Biotech is currently conducting real-life studies of their masks' efficacy and will release results of those studies as they become available.

Clearly Mask was not developed to replace or function as a medical or surgical grade facial protection device. The mask works best in environments that are well ventilated and normally clear of potential contaminants. The protective effect is intended to defend against the occasional or unexpected expelling of short-lasting particulates created when a cough or sneeze occurs from persons nearby or from the wearer themself. This is the same defensive level you get with standard cloth-based face masks. Presently there is no public-use intervention, be it Clearly Mask or any other mask or screen, that can guarantee 100% effectiveness against the spread of germs and viruses.

Clearly Biotech stresses that Clearly Mask's should only be one part of any infection control effort, along with social distancing and handwashing.