Peter du Toit

Jun 021 min read

Latest research on how to lower infection risk

The authors of this Lancet paper analysed nine studies involving 7,782 participants relating to physical distancing, and wearing face masks across the three viruses. (SARS, MERS, COVID-19)

This is what they found:

PHYSICAL DISTANCING: “The findings showed a reduction in [infection] risk of 82% with a physical distance of 1m in both health-care and community settings. Every additional 1m of separation more than doubled the relative protection, with data available up to 3m.”

MASKS: “Universal face mask use might enable safe lifting of restrictions in communities seeking to resume normal activities and could protect people in crowded public settings and within households.”

😷 Wear a mask when in public
🧍🏻➡️🧍🏻‍♂️Keep you distance from others

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