Study: Face masks effective against COVID-19 spread
Wearing a face mask isn’t just about making you feel better when you go out in public. It can reduce your chance of contracting COVID-19 by 85%.
That’s according to a study published June 1 in the medical journal the Lancet.
The project, funded by the World Health Organization, was a review and meta-analysis of 172 separate studies from 16 countries on coronavirus transmission.
The result shows the chance of contracting COVID-19 is normally 17.4%. That risk drops dramatically when the person is wearing a face mask – to 3.1%.
Of course, there are other ways of limiting the probability of transmission. Social distancing also reduces the risk of transmission, as does wearing protective eye covering.
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