Americans are told to wear cloth masks

Americans are told to wear cloth masks

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has told Americans to wear cloth masks to prevent coronavirus transmission. President Donald Trump said at a press briefing last week that th...

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A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

Objective The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cloth masks to medical masks in hospital healthcare workers (HCWs). The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between medical...

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Does wearing a mask in public help slow the spread of COVID-19? Signs point to yes.

Does wearing a mask in public help slow the spread of COVID-19? Signs point to yes.

For weeks, officials from the White House to Chicago’s City Hall told people that wearing a face mask in public isn’t necessary as the novel coronavirus spread — and that it could...

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Expert says it's better to wear a mask

Covid 19 coronavirus: Expert says it's better to wear a mask

A top epidemiologist in Hong Kong says it is safer for people to wear surgical masks if they are available, but health workers must have first call when supplies are short.

Public health pr...

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Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infection.

If you are likely to be in close contact with someone infected, a mask cuts the...

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Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic

Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the use of face masks has become ubiquitous in China a...

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