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admin you
@admin · Posted 19 Nov. 2020

Can wearing masks stop the spread of the coronavirus?


admin you
@admin · Posted 19 Nov. 2020

Yes, Mask is controlling Coronavirus spread and slowdown the daily cases but only facemask is not that safe you need eye protection, physical distancing and hand washing also.

A recent study published in Health Affairs, for example, compared the COVID-19 growth rate before and after mask mandates in 15 states and the District of Columbia. It found that mask mandates led to a slowdown in daily COVID-19 growth rate, which became more apparent over time. The first five days after a mandate, the daily growth rate slowed by 0.9 percentage-points compared to the five days prior to the mandate; at three weeks, the daily growth rate had slowed by 2 percentage-points.

admin you
@admin · Posted 19 Nov. 2020

Another study looked at coronavirus deaths across 198 countries and found that those with cultural norms or government policies favoring mask-wearing had lower death rates.

Two compelling case reports also suggest that masks can prevent transmission in high-risk scenarios, said Chin-Hong and Rutherford. In one case, a man flew from China to Toronto and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. He had a dry cough and wore a mask on the flight, and all 25 people closest to him on the flight tested negative for COVID-19. In another case, in late May, two hair stylists in Missouri had close contact with 140 clients while sick with COVID-19. Everyone wore a mask and none of the clients tested positive.

Pandemic yet to peak in India according to several experts, clinicians say protective behaviours are critical to stop the spread. “The only way we can decrease the number of cases from spiking is by aggressive isolation, a lot of community participation in terms of very strict wearing of masks, social distancing and frequent hand-washing. I would say, we literally need policing of masks and other social distancing behaviours to enforce compliance, whether you are in office, whether you are travelling, whether you are out, to prevent a spike in numbers,” said Dr Randeep Guleria, director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).


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