YELLOWFIN 9 1 Jul 05, 2020 09:55 AM Santa is Still Being Safe JSG, if a person is infected but has no symptoms and doesn't know that they are infected they can infect people near by. If this person coughs or sneezes, infectious particles get thrown around. The cloth mask protects the other people by containing the particles. If you're having trouble breathing through your mask, perhaps it's too thick. I had one with a removable filter. I couldn't get air through it until I removed the filter. After that it was the most comfortable mask to wear and I felt good about protecting my family.