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Mask Wearing May Prevent Resurgence of COVID-19


New research suggests that widespread mask wearing may curb transmission rates to manageable levels and prevent an additional wave of COVID-19 when combined with stay-at-home orders and social distancing. Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A Scientific Journal, the analysis found that the adoption of population-wide mask wearing whenever individuals were out in public was twice as effective at reducing transmission compared to when masks were only worn by symptomatic individuals. When the global pandemic started, little research was available on the efficacy of widespread mask wearing and public health organizations provided conflicting advice. On June 5, the World Health Organization recommended that all individuals wear masks while out in public. Read more here.

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