Studies Suggest Masks Determine the Severity if Infected with Coronavirus

Face masks may limit the severity of coronavirus cases, University of California San Francisco researchers said in a paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Although face coverings are more effective in preventing droplets from being expelled into the air than they are in preventing droplets from being breathed in, masks still may be able to mitigate how severe an illness an individual gets if infected by COVID-19, researchers explained in the release.

“It’s likely that face masks, by blocking even some of the virus-carrying droplets you inhale, can reduce your risk of falling seriously ill from COVID-19,” Monica Gandhi, MD, an infectious disease specialist at UC San Francisco, said in a university press release. “The more virus you get into your body, the [sicker] you are likely to get.”

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    1. Wow, what an incredible finding. So important for us in the healthcare industry, too. We’re always wearing masks, so this makes me feel more confident in my chances of having a moderate case should I at some point come down with COVID.

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