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Clinical Summary

COVID-19: respirator masks cut SARS-CoV-2 infections by >40%

JAMA Netw Open,
Miriam Davis, PhD   |   18 August 2022

Takeaway

  • A cohort study from Switzerland finds that health care workers using respirator masks cut their risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection by >40% compared with users of surgical masks or mixed surgical/respirator masks.
    • Respirator masks included filtering facepiece 2 (FFP2), which are comparable to N95 masks.
  • The study also found a dose-response...

          

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