Some people argue that there is no point in wearing masks if they do not fully protect the wearer from Covid-19, but research shows that reduced virus particles in transmission could have an affect on the severity of the disease. Photo: Getty ImagesSome people argue that there is no point in wearing masks if they do not fully protect the wearer from Covid-19, but research shows that reduced virus particles in transmission could have an affect on the severity of the disease. Photo: Getty Images
Some people argue that there is no point in wearing masks if they do not fully protect the wearer from Covid-19, but research shows that reduced virus particles in transmission could have an affect on the severity of the disease. Photo: Getty Images

Wearing masks can cut severity of Covid-19 symptoms, reduce chance of serious disease or death, doctor says

  • They may not block all virus particles but in blocking most, masks could be important in developing milder Covid-19 symptoms, Dr Monica Gandhi says
  • This could be a key factor in lower death rates among countries that mandated mask wearing earlier, like the Czech Republic

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Some people argue that there is no point in wearing masks if they do not fully protect the wearer from Covid-19, but research shows that reduced virus particles in transmission could have an affect on the severity of the disease. Photo: Getty ImagesSome people argue that there is no point in wearing masks if they do not fully protect the wearer from Covid-19, but research shows that reduced virus particles in transmission could have an affect on the severity of the disease. Photo: Getty Images
Some people argue that there is no point in wearing masks if they do not fully protect the wearer from Covid-19, but research shows that reduced virus particles in transmission could have an affect on the severity of the disease. Photo: Getty Images
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