Study: Face masks effective against COVID-19 spread

A large, global meta-study shows that wearing face masks reduces coronavirus risk by 85%.

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.

NowKalamazoo Partner Event
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A fundraising gala supporting

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Friday, April 28, 2023 | 7-10PM
Girl Scouts Program & Training Center

It’s back! Eat Drink Give returns to bring hundreds of guests together to enjoy a memorable evening filled with food, drinks, music, and fun. This gala features tasty creations, an impressive selection of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages for sampling, an awesome venue, fabulous raffle and auction prizes, and best of all — people who want to make a difference!

The funds raised at Eat Drink Give will support Gryphon Place’s local programs and services, including 2-1-1, suicide prevention, youth services, Restorative Practices and more. We know the last few years have been difficult for everyone, so the joy of celebrating and supporting our community is needed now more than ever. We hope to see you there!

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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.

You can read more at Today.

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