This is a useful article on cloth face masks. The purpose of wearing cloth masks in public is not your protection, but respect for those around you! Yes, these masks are very marginal in protecting you, but wearing them is estimated to be about 80% effective in reducing pathogens from reaching others! This means, you need to encourage others to wear masks by wearing yours. This tells others you care about them, and are doing what you can to protect them from a potentially terminal illness. Please, respect others, wear a mask.