The coronavirus outbreak has driven up demand for facemasks — the main tool scientists agree is crucial to stopping the spread of the virus. But how do we weed through the flood of face mask information to determine the most effective ones to wear? How is the garment industry using fashion and function to make their masks stand out? And will face coverings become an integral part of our culture?


Dr. Erin Bromage - comparative immunologist and professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Marissa Goldstein - founder of Rafi Nova, a Needham based business that’s pivoted to producing face masks.