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Modellers show that 80-90% of the population need to wear masks for effectiveness

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Redolent Fri 15-May-20 03:14:25

- Japan’s low death rate - 2% of the US - comes despite a lack of a lockdown and a limited programme of contact tracing. BUT virtually everyone there wears masks.

- “The masksim simulator...allowed [researchers] to create scenarios of populations like those in Japan (that generally wear masks) and others (that generally don’t), and to compare what happens to infection rates over time.

- “This is the goal,” De Kai maintained. “For 80 or 90% of the population to be wearing masks.” Anything less, he added, doesn’t work as well. “If you get down to 30 or 40%, you get almost no [beneficial] effect at all.”

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Redolent Fri 15-May-20 03:14:47

Link to the article:

www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/05/masks-covid-19-infections-would-plummet-new-study-says

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