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Thu Nov 18, 2021, 07:56 PM

Face masks and distancing are most effective measures in reducing COVID-19 spread, study finds, as e

experts clamor for U.S. to expand booster program

Wearing a face mask and physically distancing from others are the most effective public safety measures against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and have a statistically significant impact on reducing the spread, according to a new global study.

The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal on Thursday, was conducted by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; the University of Edinburgh in Scotland; and Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China, and looked at data from 30 studies around the world. It found that wearing a face mask reduces the incidence of COVID by 53%, while social distancing reduces it by 25%.

“This systematic review identified a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of COVID-19 through the implementation of mask wearing and physical distancing,” the authors wrote. “Handwashing interventions also indicated a substantial reduction in COVID-19 incidence, albeit not statistically significant in the adjusted model.” That was due to a smaller sample of studies on hand washing versus the other two measures.

The study was welcomed by health experts who have increasingly been calling for people everywhere not to rely solely on vaccines to end the pandemic, but rather to embrace the full range of measures that have proven successful in those countries that have arrested the spread of the virus.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/face-masks-and-distancing-are-most-effective-measures-in-reducing-covid-19-spread-study-finds-as-experts-clamor-for-us-to-expand-booster-program/ar-AAQRzNL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 08:17 PM

1. Face masks are where covid goes to die

dropping the mandates is just silly. It only prolongs the pandemic. I've seen a lot of people have thrown in the towel and are using the word endemic. It doesn't have to be that way. Vaccine or not the masks are the best low tech method we have, so mask up!

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Thu Nov 18, 2021, 08:44 PM

2. The sad reality

This all could have been over a year ago if literally everyone had worn a mask and not collected in large numbers for about 3 months. The virus would have died. Unfortunately, neither on a continental basis, or a world basis, was that going to happen.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 09:52 PM

3. yup

but that was NEVER going to happen - people acted put out if they had to miss one birthday party or holiday -fucking stupid, selfish assholes

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