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.

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