Facts, Resources & News About Mask Usage
Washington Post / Ipsos: 76% of Americans want masks to be required in businesses for all customers and employees (5/15/20)
Keating Research, OnSight Public Affairs and Melanson: 79% of Coloradans support requiring masks in businesses
75%+ of the world’s population lives in countries that have a nationwide requirement of masks in some public places or that have universal mask usage
95%+ of the world lives in countries where their government requires and/or recommends mask usage
100+ Health and scientific leaders (including two Nobel prize winners) have signed a letter calling for masks to be required in public to slow COVID-19.
Face Masks Against COVID-19: An Evidence Review + a list of 96 scientific papers about masks by 19 Experts from Stanford, MIT, Oxford, UPenn, Brown, UNC, UCLA, and USF (4/12/20)
- Near-universal adoption of non-medical masks in public (in conjunction with other measures like testing & tracing) can reduce effective-R below 1.0 and stop the community spread of the virus.
- Laws appear to be highly effective at increasing compliance and slowing or stopping the spread of COVID-19.
35+ Scientific Papers About Mask Usage (featured in the Washington Post) – 4/1/20
Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study (Reuters) – 6/9/20
Yale Researchers & Scientists found that “the benefits of each additional cloth mask worn by the public are conservatively in the $3,000-$6,000 range due to their impact in slowing the spread of the virus.”
Universal Masking to Restart Society and Save Lives: COVID-19 Data, Simulations, Policy Recommendations by De Kai, UC Berkeley (4/24/20)
USA Today: Over 100 health leaders to governors: Require masks to help contain the coronavirus (5/14/20)
Vanity Fair: If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says (5/8/20)
Washington Post: We could stop the pandemic by July 4 if the government took these steps (5/15/20)
The New Yorker: Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry (5/13/20)
BBC News: White House staff ordered to wear masks (5/11/20)
The Atlantic: The Real Reason To Wear A Mask (4/22/20)
MSNBC (Joy Reid): CDC Recommends Wearing Cloth Masks in Public (4/5/20)
The Washington Post: DIY masks for all could help stop coronavirus (3/28/20)
The Guardian: To help stop coronavirus, everyone should be wearing face masks. The science is clear (4/4/20)
Tomas Pueyo: The basic dance steps that everyone can follow (4/23/20)
Fox Business: As coronavirus continues, ‘masks for all’ movement grows (4/2/20)