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Important results: Remember the 2 MO hairstylists who saw 140 clients over 8 days while infected with COVID but everyone had worn masks? Contact tracers found ZERO secondary infections. More evidence that masks work.…
By contrast, in Israel, two weeks after reopening schools, at least one infected student at a Jerusalem high school led to 130 cases among students and teachers. Dozens of schools had to be closed again as the outbreak spread.…
The likely difference: There was wide evidence students were not taking the virus seriously and were ignoring mask guidelines.…
New data further bolster the evidence for mask use. This study of outbreaks in China, Italy, and NYC found that social distancing slowed spread but did not stop it until masks were introduced, because of distant airborne viral transmission.…
And this analysis of studies with >10K total patients found that surgical masks and extra thick (12-16 layer) cotton masks not only prevent transmission, they also protect the wearer more than recognized before, reducing likelihood of infection >80%.…
States across the south and west (eg CA, AZ, TX, FL, SC, NC) hit record high new cases and rising hospitalizations. Deaths will soon follow. If more wear masks and get tested for symptoms or concern of exposure, we can stop this and avoid re-lockdown.…
We really do know how to stop this. So let’s do it. #MoreMasks #MoreTesting #MoreTracing…
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