Articles supporting wider use of face masks

The following articles cover benefits of face masks to reduce transmission of CoV-2.

Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic
Feng S et al. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8(5);434-436. DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30134-X. (20 March 2020).

The time for universal masking of the public for COVID-19 is now.
Monica Gandhi and Diane Havlir, Open Forum Infect Dis. (15 April 2020). 

Face masks for the public during the COVID-19 crisis.
Greenhaulgh T et al. BMJ 2020; 369:m1435. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1435 (09 April 2020).

Wearing face masks in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic: altruism and solidarity
Cheng KK et al. The Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30918-1. (16 April 2020)

Cloth masks may prevent transmission of COVID-19: an evidence-based, risk-based approach
Clase CM et al. Ann Int Med. DOI: 10.7326/M20-2567. (22 May 2020).

Reduction of secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in households by face mask use, disinfection and social distancing: a cohort study in Beijing, China
Wang Y et al. BMJ Global Health. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002794. (28 May 2020)

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