A new study in : Right now, 49% of Americans wear masks in public. If we get this up to 85%, we would save 95,000 people. What if 95% of Americans wear masks? We'd save 129,000 lives. This is not about politics. It's a public health imperative.
When people wear masks, it reduces likelihood of spreading Covid if they're an asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic carrier. A new study finds if 85% of Americans wore masks, we would save 95,000 people. Greater adherence to masking will reduce spread.
😷😷😷 In the next 4 months, 130,000 American lives could be saved by universal mask use, according to the new forecast which gets us to >510,000 deaths by end February
ICYMI predicts a half a MILLION Americans will have died of #COVID19 by Feb 28, 2021 if we fail to maintain social distancing, masking and smart behaviors this winter. That's more than doubling current death toll.
Universal mask use could save up to 130k lives from September 22, 2020 through the end of February 2021 in the United States and avoid the need for more strict measures to contain the spread of #COVID19. Read now:
A new study in finds that 95% mask use in public could be enough to ameliorate the worst effects of epidemic resurgences in many states. Additional 129,574 lives from could be saved between Sept 2020 & end of Feb 2021 #COVID19
Universal mask usage can save up to 130k US lives. That means having been masked from Sept 22, 2020 & continued thru February 2021 nationwide. Masking up avoids the need for stricter containment measures. From the journal Nature
. methodology for #COVID19 projections is published in . This is a deadly virus, wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands. Together we can and will control this virus.
Our U.S. #COVID19 model was published in . Key findings: ▪️ Higher mask adoption will save lives ▪️ Leaders in the US will have to choose: wear masks, have stricter mandates, or an even higher death toll Read the #openaccess study:
. findings indicate that universal mask use, a relatively affordable and low-impact intervention, has the potential to serve as a priority life-saving strategy in all US states. Mask up America to save lives and economy.
📍BREAKING—Over 511,000 lives could be lost to #COVID19 in US by Feb 2021. However, achieving universal mask use (95% public usage) could **save 129,574 lives** from Sept 22, 2020 through end of February 2021, or save 95,814 live w/ 85% adoption of masks.
Breaking news: 2.5x more people may die from #COVID19 in the next 4 months, than have already died in the last 9 months, in the US. But if we all #MaskUp, we could save more than 125,000 lives.... & countless hospitalizations & #LongCOVID.
Universal mask use could save up to 130k lives from September 22, 2020 through the end of February 2021 in the United States and avoid the need for more strict measures to contain the spread of #COVID19. Read now:
Our #COVID19 model and our methods are now publicly available in . Congratulations to our team, who have been working around the clock on this. Read the #openaccess article:
There appears to be a pretty substantial typo in the new IHME paper in on US mask policies for COVID-19...
A paper estimates that universal mask use could prevent the worst effects of the COVID-19 resurgences in the US and could save nearly 130,000 lives by the end of February. More than half a million lives could be lost without mask use.
Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States | Nature Medicine. Universal masking and distancing = less deaths and less damage to the economy. #COVID19
Please have a look at the data. This really is NOT fake news. Winter will be bad and masks can help.
Universal mask wearing in the US could **** save 130,000 lives **** by the end of February 2021, a paper in Nature Medicine reports. Would it be too wild to assume that universal mask wearing would save lives elsewhere too?
We want to express our utmost appreciation to for their fast turn around on getting this article published. Read the #openaccess article:
An modeling study of the #COVID19 pandemic in the US explores 5 potential future scenarios of social distancing mandates and mask use at the state level, with projections of the course of the epidemic through winter 2021. Via
Wear masks and save lives. The new IHME publication on COVID19 estimates for the US. Proud to have contributed to this piece.
Do you believe this analysis that universal mask wearing would reduce COVID-19 infections by 40%?
Important new modelling paper on masking.
Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States - achieving universal mask use could be sufficient to ameliorate the worst effects of epidemic resurgences in many states. #covid19 #wearamask
Paper link here, claiming 49% for 9/21/20: And US mask compliance estimate from IHME here, showing 68% on the same day:
Modeling #COVID_19 scenarios for the United States indicates that without #masks we could lose 130,000 more lives
Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States
Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States via
Modeling #COVIDー19 scenarios for the United States. Universal mask use could save an additional 129,574 (85,284–170,867) lives from September 22, 2020 through the end of February 2021 #coronavirus #MasksSaveLives
Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States | Nature Medicine | Universal mask use (95%) could save 129,574 lives through the end of February 2021, or 95,814 lives assuming a lesser adoption of mask wearing (85%). #MaskUp #SaveLives