Study suggests that routine face mask use by 50% or more of the population reduced COVID19 spread to an R of less than 1.0. Other studies have generated similar estimates. More widespread masking with higher quality masks could help mitigate a second wave.
IMPORTANT: Want to dodge a second wave? There is an answer and it’s not very hard.
Study suggests that if enough people wear masks, R can drop below 1. I’m skeptical that masks alone can achieve this, but they don’t need to. Masks are only one tool. So wear masks, but please do all the other stuff (test and trace) too!
“Routine face mask use by 50% or more of the population reduced COVID-19 spread to an R < 1.0”. More than 100 of us wrote an Open Letter last month urging leaders to require masks
How to achieve R<1 for containment? At least 50% mask wearing by the population. Mask wearing doesn’t shutdown the economy. Let’s do it, pass it on. #covid19
One measure alone is not enough. It is the combination of measures that reduces transmission of #COVID19
"In all scenarios the study looked at, routine face mask use by 50% or more of the population reduced COVID-19 spread to an R of less than 1.0, flattening future disease waves and allowing for less stringent lockdowns."
Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves, study shows
New research by experts shows the more Arizonans who wear face coverings, the closer we get to dramatically reducing the spread of coronavirus in our state
If the government had ignored the experts in early March and listened to a random member of the public, we’d be in a much better position now.
We have been BEGGING Governors to mandate universal masking indoors. No schools in the summer, and therefore a crucial opportunity to stop spread. Masking plus contact tracing and isolation.
New COVID-19 study - routine mask wearing should help stop spread of covid-19
Please help your physician! Please wear masks😷 Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second wave
"Routine face mask use by 50% or more of the population reduced COVID-19 spread to an R of less than 1.0."
Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study
Population-wide facemask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels and could prevent further waves of the disease, when combined with lockdowns, according to a UK study
imagine how many more people would be alive and employed if the us gov didn’t tell us that masks were useless in the first weeks of this
Widespread mask-wearing could prevent #COVID19 second waves: study
“In all scenarios the study looked at, routine face mask use by 50% or more of the population reduced COVID-19 spread to an R of less than 1.0, flattening future disease waves and allowing for less stringent lockdowns.”
"In all scenarios, routine face mask use by 50% or more of the population reduced COVID-19 spread to an R of less than 1.0, flattening future disease waves and allowing for less stringent lockdowns." It's a shame this practice has become politicized.
We can do this! A growing body of evidence shows that wide-spread mask wearing, along with social distancing measures, reduces the transmission of COVID-19 and could help keep infections at a manageable level. #covid19
Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study | ⁦⁩ Si el 50% o más de la población usará cubrebocas se disminuye el Ro del #COVID19 a < 1.0 lo que permitiría relajar restricciones aún más. ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Wear a DAMN mask (or stay inside) until we have a vaccine and/or reliable therapy. Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Or, you could wear your mask from now on & help prevent a 2nd spike, sound good? #coronavirus #COVID19
For now, we need herd mask wearing, not herd immunity. Journal study published by found routine face mask use by >50% population reduced COVID-19 spread to R-value <1.0, flattening future waves and allowing for less stringent lockdowns.
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Please Wear A Mask 🙏
Given the past 4 days of increase in hospitalizations, we may need masks in all indoor public spaces where the risk is greatest so we can continue to keep AZ open. Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study
You don’t say.
Widespread #mask_wearing could prevent #COVID_19 second waves: study