Why you should wear a mask

The evidence is clear

The continued increase in COVID cases in many parts of the country has sparked renewed concerns about re-opening and preventing infection. In light of these developments, this week we thought it would be best to highlight some of our most relevant pieces on the basics of prevention:

Explainer Highlight: Masks

This topic has become subject to some political controversy as of late, but the evidence is unequivocal: wearing a mask reduces your risk of infection and the risk you transmit the virus to others. Plus, the CDC recommends it. But you may be wondering why this is this the case and how masks actually work — for an in-depth explanation, check out our explainer, or the infographic below (taken from this paper).

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