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Commentary: What Can Masks Do? Part 1: The Science Behind COVID-19 Protection   [open html - 0B]

From the Document: "Confusion continues to abound over the effectiveness of masks to protect people from COVID-19, and recent news stories touting imperfect studies are only compounding the situation. [...] In part 1 of this commentary we will cut through the murk by: [1] Explaining the differences between cloth face coverings (or cloth masks), surgical masks, and respirators in the context of infectious aerosol inhalation. [2] Delving into the science of respiratory protection. [3] Discussing the role of masks and respirators in the hierarchy of controls for disease prevention."

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2021-10-14
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Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy
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Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/
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