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Why might face masks reduce COVID-19 severity?

Biophysical Journal, adds further evidence for the value of wearing masks.Stay informed with live updates on the current COVID-19 outbreak and visit our coronavirus hub for more advice on prevention and treatment.Face masks have been a crucial non-pharmaceutical intervention in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers believe they reduce the chances of a person passing the virus to another person, as well as acquiring the virus themselves.Further, while healthcare professionals continue administering effective vaccines around the world, mask-wearing is still necessary.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) point out there is not yet enough information on how these vaccines work in the real-world to recommend people stop wearing.

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