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Study: Facemasks Reduce Risk For Wearer, Not Just Others

That facemask isn’t just protecting others from infection – it’s protecting you, too.

A new study suggests that wearing a facemask reduces the risk of infection by up to 65 percent for the person wearing it.

Masks are effective at blocking larger droplets, but smaller particles can still pass through.  That means social distancing remains important.  Staying outdoors also helps.


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