- South Korean company Atman released a two-part mask that can be rolled up to expose the mouth while keeping the nose covered for convenient eating and drinking.
- While some are praising the innovative idea, others are baffled by the strange design of the new mask.
- Since going viral, the new mask’s design has been mocked by social media users, with many questioning its effectiveness.
The new Kosk mask, designed and released by South Korean company Atman, has stirred up a frenzy after many were left baffled by the new mask’s strange design and lack of efficacy.
The name of the mask, Kosk, comes from the combination of the Korean word for nose, “ko,” and mask.
American conservatives feel more comfortable around Asians who do not wear masks than those who do, according to a new study.
Aim and methodology: The study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, suggests that conservatives view masking compliance as more communicative of political affiliation than a “protective health measure.”
A man who caused a ruckus after refusing to wear a mask at an H Mart in California was forced to leave the store as its manager and customers stood together to kick him out.
What happened: The incident occurred at the Korean American supermarket’s location in West Huntington Drive, Arcadia around 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 6. Emilie Tan (@emilieeetan), who was shopping with her boyfriend, managed to film parts of the chaos.
A new study has provided more evidence that wearing protective masks in public will indeed help in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.
New research has claimed that if at least 80% of Americans wore masks, COVID-19 infections would drop significantly, Vanity Fair reports.
There are two tips you could do at home to fix that problem. One of them is to wash the glasses with soapy water, according to AARP.
Owners of La Dry Cleaners, a dry cleaning facility that shut down a month ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are now making free masks for the community.
Lily La and Tony Trinh are not letting the pandemic stop them from working. They have reportedly sewn and given away more than 2,000 masks for free, according to ABC7 New York.
The Washington Youth for Masks initiative started by Angelina Chin, an Issaquah High junior, is raising funds and securing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical professionals in their battle against COVID-19.
Chin founded the initiative on March 29 with three of her friends, Claire Kang, Faith Lee, and Isha Rudramurthy, all belonging to Issaquah High.
A 12-year-old fashion designer from California aims to sew 500 face masks for health care workers fighting coronavirus in the country.
Ashlyn So, whose designs have graced New York Fashion Week — among various other shows — began giving away masks to doctors and nurses in her neighborhood. She then gave her handmade masks to others in New York through relatives who work at hospitals.
A-Action International Trading Co., a Taiwan-based international trading company, offers to be the missing link for those who need to source personal protective equipment (PPE) in China or elsewhere but cannot ship to the US due to the lack of FDA approval or certification.
Millicent Shih, a NYU ’18 grad who moved to China to work for the company, runs the US arm and reached out in hopes of aiding those who struggle with obtaining FDA, CE, and ISO certified PPEs coming out of China.
With protective face masks in short supply due to the growing demand worldwide, any hack to effectively prolong the use of one mask could go a long way.
In Taiwan, local officials shared how to reuse a mask multiple times by disinfecting it with a rice cooker, Taiwan News reports.
Despite the current climate and the increased number of hate crimes and racially-charged attacks targeted at Asians, Asian Americans are stepping up to combat the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.
A Japanese artist recently showcased the fashionable anime-inspired face masks that he wears outside amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Twitter user @gekidan2264, who is a model builder and armor maker, shared his work on his social media account where he donned several “Mobile Suit Gundam”-inspired face masks, according to social media website 9gag.