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Masks work at stopping #covid19 spread, significantly.

How we get enough people to actually wear a mask, and wear it at the most important, risky times is turning out to be a very complicated behavioral problem in the absence of a mandate.
I'll add-- a mask mandate is not a golden ticket here, esp bc of home transmission.

Getting more people to mask while outdoors is not where the $ is at (IMO), although it plays a role in some circumstances

Needs to be indoors, inc work, transport, and for some, right at home.
When I visited family briefly (no medical conditions but in their 50s), I masked indoors at home almost the entire time except while sleeping in a separate room.

That is despite having no known sick contacts, no close #covid19 patient care in the past few weeks, no symptoms, etc
That was in addition to physically distancing; keeping doors/windows open, spending as much quality time outdoors in the backyard etc

There are small lifestyle changes we can make at home, esp if someone in the home has to be out in the community regularly for work etc
While I personally did this because I am a healthcare worker, & bc of recent public travel (although masked, distanced largely the whole way), I am sharing this more for people who are in high-community transmission areas who are out working and have possible exposure daily.
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