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The most effective weapon in the war on COVID-19 is as plain as the mask on your face, U.S. researchers find - 2020-06-13

F94.png The most effective weapon in the war on COVID-19 is as plain as the mask on your face, U.S. researchers find June 13, 2020, Patty Winsa, Toronto Star

Wearing a mask is the most effective way to prevent transmission of the coronavirus in public settings, and together with other measures such as social distancing and contact tracing "represents the most likely fighting opportunity to stop the COVID-19 pandemic," according to a new study by a team of U.S. researchers.

"Other mitigation measures, such as social distancing implemented in the United States, are insufficient by themselves in protecting the public," they wrote.

The study — by experts from Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, University of California and California Institute of Technology — compared transmission of the virus and preventative measures in New York City and Italy, where mask-wearing became mandatory part way through the pandemic.

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{{cite news | first = Patty | last = Winsa | title = The most effective weapon in the war on COVID-19 is as plain as the mask on your face, U.S. researchers find | url = https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/06/13/the-most-effective-weapon-in-the-war-on-covid-19-is-as-plain-as-the-mask-on-your-face-us-researchers-find.html | work = Toronto Star | date = June 13, 2020 | accessdate = June 14, 2020 }}