- "As many as 25 percent of people infected with the new Virus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns — a startlingly high number that complicates efforts to predict the pandemic’s course and strategies to mitigate its spread." Source: NYTimes
- The most important message shared in the Czech Republic has been this: “My mask protects you; your mask protects me.” Wearing a mask there is now considered a prosocial behavior. Going outside without one is frowned on as an antisocial action that puts your community at risk. In fact, the community reaction has been so strong that the government has responded by making it illegal to go out in public without a mask. Source: WashingtonPost
"I believe there is a role for face-coverings... for the rest of us, if you wandering around going shopping, you should probably put something on your face if you think that you might be able to spread... the big droplets (from a sneeze) might be the more dangerous ones.... If that is the case, wearing a cloth covering on your face may actually slow the bigger droplets from getting out of your mouth and getting into somebody else..." (Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host, "The Dr. Oz Show", Interview with FOX NEWS)
- "Based on the research, face masks are much more likely to help than to hurt," according to Burch. "Even if it's just a homemade cloth mask, if you wear it correctly and avoid touching it, the science suggests that it won't hurt you and will most likely reduce your exposure to the virus. (Source: CNN)
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