Prevention

New study questions the effectiveness of masks against SARS-CoV-2

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Research published at the beginning of April casts serious doubts about the effectiveness of both surgical and cloth masks in preventing the spread of infectious SARS-CoV-2 particles.

In an effort to find more ways of slowing the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and public health officials around the world have been debating whether using face masks in public might help.

This is a long and fraught debate, and international specialists and decision makers have not reached a consensus.

What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Protection measures for everyone

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on Get Vaccination website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID 19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

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