Everyone should wear masks in COVID-19 crisis, say Cambridge researchers

Men in masks       Credit:  Macau Photo Agency

Men in masks Credit: Macau Photo Agency

Governments and health agencies should reconsider the current guidelines with regards to widespread mask use in the COVID-19 pandemic and recommend that masks be worn by everyone, argue a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge

Dr Nicholas Matheson, also from CITIID, and a consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant added: "As we prepare to enter a ’new normal’, wearing a mask in public may become the face of our unified action in the fight against this common threat, and reinforce the importance of social distancing measures.

Reference
Covid-19: should the public wear face masks’ BMJ; 9 Apr 2020; DOI:10.1136/bmj.m1442


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