Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53%, says global study

Posted by on November 17, 2021 7:06 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Researchers said results highlight the need to continue with face coverings, social distancing and handwashing alongside vaccine programmes

Mask-wearing is the single most effective public health measure at tackling Covid, reducing incidence by 53%, the first global study of its kind shows.

Vaccines are safe and effective and saving lives around the world. But most do not confer 100% protection, most countries have not vaccinated everyone, and it is not yet known if jabs will prevent future transmission of emerging coronavirus variants.

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