The importance of wearing #masks. The education strategies must adapt immediately in #Europe and #USA.
#covid19 #coronavirus #pandemic #publichealth #herdimmunity
“Why face mask use, proven effective, is not being promoted in general use.? Because the government failed to stockpile and had no plan for how to ramp up production, and chose to shame the public into not buying masks instead of being honest. “ #peakprosperity
“50% compliance in donning the device resulted in a significant (at least 50% prevalence and 20% cumulative incidence) reduction in risk for fitted and unfitted N95 respirators, high-filtration surgical masks, and both low-filtration and high-filtration pediatric masks. An 80% compliance rate essentially eliminated the influenza outbreak. The results of the present study, as well as the application of the model to related influenza scenarios, are potentially useful to public health officials in decisions involving resource allocation or education strategies.”