Table 1 Concerns regarding the supply and use of facemasks or respirators

From: Knowledge of face masks and attitudes to re-sterilisation among healthcare workers

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 Weighted score
Counterfeit masks in circulation 14.69% 6.99% 20.28% 18.18% 39.86% 2.38
Level of protection provided against COVID-19 is overestimated 24.83% 18.62% 22.76% 20.00% 13.79% 3.21
Durability of masks for duration of use 13.79% 28.28% 18.62% 23.45% 15.86% 3.01
True face-fit is not achievable for respirator masks despite face-fitting procedure 14.48% 22.07% 22.07% 23.45% 17.93% 2.92
Provides false sense of security to the user and simple hand hygiene and social distancing are then ignored 33.33% 23.81% 16.33% 14.97% 11.56% 3.52