Is Universal Face Masking Really Needed?
May 29, 2023 | RR Baliga, MD, MBA
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Figure Legend: Masks reduce airborne transmission.
Infectious aerosol particles can be released during breathing and speaking by asymptomatic infected individuals. No masking maximizes exposure, whereas universal masking results in the least exposure.
GRAPHIC: V. ALTOUNIAN/SCIENCE