“The available evidence suggests that near-universal adoption of non-medical masks when out in public, in combination with complementary public health measures could successfully reduce effective-R to below 1.0, thereby stopping community spread.”
Jeremy Howard, Austin Huang,Zhiyuan Li, and more
Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and more
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“If everybody [wears homemade masks], we’re protecting each other.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci
U.S. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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“Research supported by Nobel prize-winning virologist Harold Varmus tells us that placing a layer of cloth in front of a person’s face stops 99% of the droplets.”
Jeremy Howard
The Guardian
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“Much of Central Europe is now following the example set by China, Taiwan and South Korea. On [March 30th], Austria mandated its citizens wear masks when outside the home, after the Czech, Slovak and Bosnian governments issued similar orders.”
Drew Hinshaw and Catherine Lucey
Wall Street Journal
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"Economic analysis suggests that the impact of mask wearing could be thousands of US dollars saved per person per mask.“
Jeremy Howard, Austin Huang,Zhiyuan Li, and more
Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and more
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"Modeling by Yale researchers estimates that “the benefits of each additional cloth mask worn by the public are conservatively in the $3,000-$6,000 range due to their impact in slowing the spread of the virus.”
Jeremy Howard
The Guardian
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