Do Face Masks Work Against The Covid-19?

Scientific India|May - June 2020

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Do Face Masks Work Against The Covid-19?
Some states of India have recommended that people wear face masks when they go out – and even provide instructions for how to make one. Guidance on face masks varies wildly among international health bodies and governments.

The World Health Organization (WHO) currently only recommends face masks for people who are coughing or sneezing or for those who are caring for people who are suspected to have covid19.

The organisation maintained that while masks could help limit the spread of the disease, they were insufficient on their own. There was no evidence that wearing a mask in the community prevented healthy people from picking up respiratory infections including Covid-19.


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May - June 2020