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Masks critical to stop COVID-19 spread, even at home: CDC

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Masks are crucial to control the spread of COVID-19, and that sometimes includes at home, stated the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A CDC review states that mask use, physical distancing, avoiding crowds and washing hands could help control the spread of the virus and would also enable kids to go back to school and allow businesses to reopen. The CDC summary of guidance stated that consistent and correct use of face masks is essential to limit the respiratory transmission of SARS-CoV-2, especially when it is estimated that nearly half of new infections are transmitted by persons who are asymptomatic. Margaret Honein, Dr. Henry Walke and colleagues write that there is evidence to support the benefits of cloth face masks for protection of others and, to a lesser extent, for protection of the wearer… (CNN, December 5, 2020)

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