The CDC Discovers That Masks Help Preventing COVID Outbreaks in Schools

The CDC Discovers That Masks Help Preventing COVID Outbreaks in Schools
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The ongoing COVID pandemic continues to cause a lot of infections in the US, mostly due to the Delta strain. Over 2,000 deaths caused by the coronavirus were reported by the country yesterday, September 24, according to worldometers.info.

There’s been a lot of debate about whether wearing masks in schools is a good idea or not. According to abc7.com, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now finds that schools from Arizona that were opened without the mask requirement had significantly higher chances of dealing with COVID outbreaks compared with those schools that began with mask requirements.

COVID outbreaks are 3.5 times more likely to occur

In other words, the lack of a mask requirement in schools will lead to 3.5 times higher chances for a COVID outbreak to emerge.

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Dr. Santosh Nadipuram declared, as quoted by abc7.com:

I think they showed with excellent population and statistical data that masking works to prevent transmission of COVID-19 between children.

According to what we previously learned about masks, they’re considered pretty effective in stopping the coronavirus spread if people wear them correctly.

A previous study confirms that masks are highly effective when it comes to preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Luckily enough, there are so many masks out there to choose from, and not all of them grant the same level of protection.

Authorities continue to strongly root for COVID vaccination, and if we take a look at Our World in Data, we find out that not everybody has gotten vaccinated. Only 44.3% of the planet’s population has received at least one of the necessary shots when it comes to COVID vaccines. Also, the same source claims that 6.1 billion vaccine doses were administered worldwide.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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