Social distancing, face masks curb coronavirus risk, finds largest review of studies to date
The best way to prevent a COVID-19 infection?
Wear a face mask and keep your distancing from others.
It may sound redundant, considering that’s what health officials have urged the public to do for weeks now. But according to the largest review of studies to date on coronavirus transmission, these precautionary measures — including frequent hand washing — are the best ways to reduce risk.
The findings, published this week in The Lancet journal, were based on a review of some 172 studies across 16 countries. The studies reviewed by an international team of researchers were focused on “assessing distance measures, face masks and eye protection to prevent transmission of three diseases caused by coronaviruses — COVID-19, SARS, and MERS,” Reuters reported.
The researchers found that physically distancing at least one meter from others — or …continued .
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