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Analysis: Face Masks for the Public During the Covid-19 Crisis

10 Apr, 2020 | 02:58h | UTC

Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis – The BMJ

Commentary: Time to encourage people to wear face masks as a precaution, say experts – The BMJ

Related: Covid-19: What is the evidence for cloth masks? – The BMJ AND Covid-19: Should cloth masks be used by healthcare workers as a last resort? – The BMJ

“- The precautionary principle states we should sometimes act without definitive evidence, just in case

– Whether masks will reduce transmission of covid-19 in the general public is contested

– Even limited protection could prevent some transmission of covid-19 and save lives

– Because covid-19 is such a serious threat, wearing masks in public should be advised”

See also: CDC Now Recommends Wearing Cloth Face Coverings in Public Settings (statement and commentaries)


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