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When wearing a mask, the chance of infection was 3% and without a mask is 17%. This means that wearing a mask reduces your chance of infection by more than 80%. For healthcare workers wearing an N95 mask, the N95 was shown to be 96% effective at protecting workers.
“Physical distancing likely results in a large reduction of COVID-19,” said lead author Holger Schünemann, “Although the direct evidence is limited, the use of masks in the community provides protection, and possibly N95 or similar respirators worn by health-care workers suggest greater protection than other face masks. Availability and feasibility and other contextual factors will probably influence recommendations that organizations develop about their use. Eye protection may provide additional benefits.”
The scientific lead of the study Derek Chu, added, “However, although distancing, face masks, and eye protection were each highly protective, none made individuals totally impervious from infection and so, basic measures such as hand hygiene are also essential to curtail the current COVID-19 pandemic and future waves.”
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