CDC Says Masks Provide Protection for the Mask Wearer

11/13/2020 11:38 AM | Anonymous

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publicly acknowledged that for the first time, writing in a scientific bulletin posted to its website this week that ‘the benefit of masking is derived from the combination of source control and personal protection for the mask wearer.’ Masks are neither completely selfless nor selfish — they help everyone,” Ben Guarino, Lena H. Sun and Ariana Eunjung Cha report in the Washington Post.

Prior messages stressed that masks were primarily a way to protect others. But growing scientific evidence indicates that masks also protect the wearer.   CDC is expanding its effort to encourage mask wearing and other precautions as the highest-ever rates of coronavirus infection are reported across the US.


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