How can communities stop coronavirus case surges without crushing the economy? Some scientists say widespread mask wearing may be more than a helpful precaution — it may be the solution.
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Universal masking of all health care workers and patients at Mass General Brigham (MGB), the largest health care system in Massachusetts, was associated with significantly lower rates of health care workers testing positive for COVID-19. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests the association “may be related to a…
This study describes SARS-CoV-2 PCR test positivity among health care workers before, during, and after implementation of a policy requiring universal masking of all health care workers and patients in a large health care system in Massachusetts.
Experts say consistent messaging from community and political leaders as well as continued public education about COVID-19 are key factors in the effort to normalize wearing masks in America.
The uptick comes as some local officials have voiced concerns about a piecemeal reopening.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that masks will be required in public starting Monday 7/13. Per WWLTV: “Anybody within six feet of a non-immediate household member must wear a mask whether they are outdoors or inside.” You can text MASKS4ALL to 50409 to send a pre-written email to your Governor requesting that masks […]