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Google honours Chinese-Malaysian face mask pioneer Doctor Wu Lien-teh, whose surgical face covering is seen as origin of N95

Google has paid tribute to a Chinese-Malaysian epidemiologist, whose early invention of a face mask is still saving lives today during the coronavirus pandemic.On Wednesday Google’s logo tribute on its homepage, Google Doodle, celebrated Doctor Wu Lien-teh on what would have been his 142nd birthday.Wu invented the surgical face mask, considered to be the precursor to the N95 mask in response to the Manchurian plague which spread in northwestern China in 1910, according to a biography on Google…

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