CDC Now Says Wearing a Mask Protects the Wearer, Too

Source: CNBC

For months it has been clear that wearing a face mask reduces the transmission of COVID-19, because it prevents your respiratory droplets from spreading and potentially infecting other people. Now the Centers for Disease Control has highlighted another benefit of mask-wearing that many hoped or suspected was the case: Masks can also protect the wearer from other people’s droplets, the CDC wrote in a scientific brief published Tuesday, according to a CNBC report.

Wearing a mask is “a two-way street,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell in an interview Tuesday, citing new research on personal protection from mask-wearing.


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