A mask cuts your COVID-19 risk by 65%, experts say

Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of California, Davis Children’s Hospital says that a range of new research on face coverings shows that the risk of infection to the wearer decreases by 65%.

  • Wearing a mask helps to protect you and others from the spread of COVID-19, which is primarily transmitted by droplets.
  • Face coverings reduce the risk of infection by 65%, according to research.
  • Aerosol particles we expel when we talk are the second major mode of transmission – and are more difficult to defend against.

Source: World Economic Forum: A mask cuts your COVID-19 risk by 65%, experts say

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