In the weekly ‘follow-up’ section we present a sequel to last week’s best-read article here on Innovation Origins. It had been in the works for a while, but this week was the first week that people are legally required to wear a non-medical face mask on public transport in the Netherlands. Which is why we are reviewing the guidelines for face masks.
Unlike in medical care, there is no European standard for non-medical face masks. They do not need to undergo testing or have a certification label. As a result, Belgians and Germans are allowed to tie a scarf across their nose and mouth on the train, whereas Dutch passengers could be fined for this.
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