Coronavirus Masks, Explained

October 14, 2020 Topic: Public Health Region: World Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Public HealthFace MasksInfection

Coronavirus Masks, Explained

Although mask use has been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them.

Further research on better cloth masks will be helpful. At the Centre of Excellence for Protective Equipment and Materials at McMaster, we hope to play a role in that work. However, even imperfect uptake and imperfect use of imperfect masks has the potential to have a surprisingly large impact during this pandemic. We should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

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Catherine Clase, Physician, epidemiologist, associate professor, McMaster University; Edouard Fu, MD/PhD Candidate in Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University, and Juan Jesus Carrero, Professor of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute

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