Severity of coronavirus infection may be determined by face mask use, study suggests

Severity of coronavirus infection may be determined by face mask use, study suggests

Facemasks may limit the severity of coronavirus cases, University of California San Francisco researchers said in a paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Although face coverings are more effective in preventing droplets from being expelled into the air than they are in preventing droplets from being breathed in, masks still may be able to mitigate how severe an illness an individual gets if infected by COVID-19, researchers explained in the release.

By Miki