I hope this question isn’t foolish: I am advising local schools and want to make sure I have this right.
I have reviewed the Lancet article, good but limited as all meta-analyses are by the variety of studies and quality of those reports.
Would someone clarify the physical distancing (we should advocate for that language rather than social distancing, whatever that is) benefits at 1m vs. 2m vs. more… are those analyzed when both parties are wearing masks? Or are they without masks? I assume the latter but am not sure.
Are there any studies you’re aware of regarding physical distance efficacy with dual mask use?
Wendy Thanassi MA, MD, MRO
Chief, Occupational Health Service
Palo Alto VA HCS
Associate Clinical Professor
Emergency Medicine and Population Health
Stanford Medical Center and Hospitals
Thank you for posting this article! It will help explain the benefit of using masks! Diane Doyker
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I have had people asking me about good, solid, scientific studies on either side of the question whether to wear a mask or not. Does anybody have good quality studies they could recommend?
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