Due to how quickly the spread of COVID-19 escalated into a pandemic, many of us found ourselves becoming familiar with terms and concepts that we never would have thought to use before quarantining efforts began in earnest.
One of the most prevalent, of course, is the idea of social distancing in which we keep ourselves at least six feet apart from each other in the interest of eliminating the possibility of their potentially infectious facial droplets coming into contact with us.
But these times have also given us an appreciation for N95 face masks, which are considered the best possible option for helping health care workers avoid infection. However, they likely wouldn't be as effective as they are without the contributions of one scientist in Tennessee who has returned to help in this global time of need.
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