TO MASK OR NOT TO MASK THAT IS THE QUESTION.
The bottom line is.
The best protection from infection in close quarters is a combination of social distancing, hand sanitising and wearing masks and this is confirmed by a recent meta-analysis published in The Lancet, VOLUME 395, ISSUE 10242, P1973-1987, JUNE 27, 2020
Health experts now say the evidence is clear that masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and that the more people wearing masks, the better.
Researchers predicted that 80 percent of the population wearing masks would do more to reduce COVID-19 spread than a strict lockdown.
The latest forecast from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation suggests that 33,000 deaths could be avoided by October 1 if 95 percent of people wore masks in public.
Add hand hygiene and social distancing and a mask and we will win.
Physical distancing is insufficient by itself in a crowded, poorly ventilated space where there is rapid air mixing, says aerobiologist Professor Euan Tovey of the University of Sydney.