Study: Facemasks Reduce Risk For Wearer, Not Just Others

That facemask isn’t just protecting others from infection – it’s protecting you, too. A new study, as reported by Fox News, suggests that wearing a facemask reduces the risk of infection by up to 65 percent for the person wearing it. Masks are effective at blocking larger droplets, but smaller particles can still pass through. That means social distancing remains important. Staying outdoors also helps.

And since some of those in our local government don’t seem to care to make this mandatory, it’s up to us, please wear a mask. You don’t know what people go home to once they leave the store or end the workday. They could have senior citizens at home or people with compromised immune systems. At the very least it shows you are an empathic person and that you care about others.

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