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Why wear a mask?

Face masks critical in preventing spread of COVID-19 (Science Daily)

A study has found that not wearing a face mask dramatically increases a person's chances of being infected by the COVID-19 virus.

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Best way to reduce coronavirus transmission is by wearing a face mask, study finds (CNN)

The new coronavirus spreads mainly via airborne transmission and wearing a mask is the most effective way to stop person-to person spread, according to a new study.

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Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves (Reuters)

Population-wide face mask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics, and could prevent further waves of the pandemic disease when combined with lockdowns, according to a British study

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New York Orders Residents to Wear Masks in Public (NY Times)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said all New Yorkers must wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible, including on public transport, in stores and on crowded sidewalks.

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Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve in Arizona (AZ Bigmedia.com)

“What we’re doing with social distancing seems to be working because we’re already starting to see that slope flatten out,” “What they are finding in the data is that people can be spreading the virus up to two days before they start showing symptoms,” Dr. Cara Christ, the Arizona Department of Health services director, told the Arizona Republic

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