Should masks be worn outdoors?

Babak Javid, Dirk Bassler, Manuel B Bryant, Muge Cevik, Zeynep Tufekci, Stefan Baral

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Wearing face coverings outside should be normalised because it may reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in some situations—and may encourage mask wearing indoors, where risks are greater—say Babak Javid, Dirk Bassler, and Manuel B Bryant. But Muge Cevik, Zeynep Tufekci, and Stefan Baral argue that outdoor transmission contributes very little to overall infection rates and that efforts should focus on reducing indoor transmission
Original languageEnglish
Article numbern1036
Number of pages3
Issue number8289
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 2021


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