Wear A Mask And Limit Contacts
Researcher Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D., wrote that when wearing a mask “you may have a deceptive sense of being protected and have more interactions with other people”. She made the point that “masks don’t give you a free pass to see as many people as you want. You still need to strictly limit your contacts.” Her study found that people who routinely wore masks had more daily contacts than those who didn’t wear masks, and as a result, a higher proportion of mask wearers contracted the virus compared to their non-masked peers.
Eline M. van den Broek-Altenburg, “Jobs, Housing, and Mask Wearing: Cross Sectional Study of Risk Factors for COVID-19.”
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