not picking on you, just the first reply I thought this quote to be relevant to. The article thankfully does state the following: "Regardless of mask-type, fewer coronavirus particles get through to people wearing face coverings, according to a new paper that will be published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shortly. Fewer particles could result in milder infections if the virus manages to slip through." but also "A neck gaiter, an item beloved by runners, ranked worse than no mask at all." So eh. The article graphs aren't consistent either, so take it with a pinch of salt, whoever cares about that.