Keep Those Masks On

A new study claims that the novel coronavirus is airborne, and mask mandates may have saved over 100,000 lives

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A paper published Thursday has made the strongest assertion yet that the primary way the novel coronavirus is spreading is through airborne transmission, and that masks can effectively prevent infection.

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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental