CDC Updates Guidance—Confirms Masks Also Protect The Wearer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on mask-wearing this week, confirming that not only do face coverings protect those around us from respiratory droplets, but also the wearer themselves.

In a scientific briefing released Tuesday, the CDC reiterated its notion that masks help prevent the spread of coronavirus, adding that this is particularly crucial among “asymptomatic or pre-ymptomatic infected wearers who are estimated to account for more than 50% of transmissions.”

The guidance comes as cases around the globe continue to skyrocket, with new U.S. cases topping 150,000 on Thursday.

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