Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2
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Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 | Masks are primarily intended to reduce the emission of virus-laden droplets (“source control”), which is especially relevant for asymptomatic or presymptomatic infected wearers who feel well and may be unaware of their infectiousness to others, and who are estimated to account for more than 50% of transmissions.1,2 Masks also help reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer (“filtration for personal protection”). The community benefit of masking for SARS-CoV-2 control is due to the combination of these effects; individual prevention benefit increases with increasing numbers of people using masks consistently and correctly.

US Sees Most COVID-19 Cases
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US sees most single-day deaths in pandemic: 4,000+

Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP News – Jan 08, 2021Also, the Biden team proposes a new COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

COVID Spread North Carolina Study
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Three Studies Highlight Low COVID Risk of In-Person School

Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News | Jan 08, 2021 | Studies spotlight limited in-school COVID-19 spread in North Carolina, Sweden, and Norway. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…