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Coronavirus: do face masks really work?

MSN (The Week), March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: do face masks really work?

Calling for the US health authorities to think again about the face mask proposal, Ilhelm Messaoudi, an epidemiologist at University of California, Irvine, said: “Given the shortage of PPE available to our healthcare workforce, it is irresponsible for anyone to suggest that we should all don masks, reducing the supply for nurses and physicians who do not have the luxury of treating symptomatic, very sick patients from six feet away.”