COVID-19: Science, Controversy and Masks- Ep 72

 Sources for this podcast (all sources from April 2020-July 2020):

  1. Universal use of face masks for success against COVID-19: evidence and implications for prevention policies.Eur Respir J 2020 Jun 18;55(6):2001260. PMID: 32350103
  2. A rapid systematic review of the efficacy of face masks and respirators against coronaviruses and other respiratory transmissible viruses for the community, healthcare workers and sick patients. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020 Aug; 108: 103629. PMID: 32512240
  3. Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis. LANCET | VOLUME 395, ISSUE 10242, P1973-1987, JUNE 27, 2020
    PMID: 32497510
  4. Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks. Nat Med. 2020 Apr 3 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32371934
  5. Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet Resp Med. In press 2020. PMID: 32203710
  6. Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Jun 11;2020 PMID: 32527856
  7. Medical Masks vs N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials Influenza Other Respir Viruses.  2020 Jul;14(4):365-373. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID: 32246890
  8. Community Use Of Face Masks And COVID-19: Evidence From A Natural Experiment Of State Mandates In The US. Health Affairs. 2020 Jaun 16;101377. PMID: 32543923

  9. Wearing face masks in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic: altruism and solidarity 2020 Apr 16;S0140-6736(20)30918-1. PMID:32305074

  10. Royal Society Paper, Not peer-reviewed:
  11. CDC recent mask update:
  12. WHO statement on masks:
  13. FAQ on masks and mask safety:

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