How wearing face masks can help reduce Covid-19 symptoms

14 September 2020 (Last Updated September 14th, 2020 07:12)

14 September

Research has indicated that wearing face masks can help in limiting the exposure of the Covid virus and in turn generate an immune response in the body.

Masks can help in increasing asymptomatic cases and slow the spread of the disease.

Adam Ozimek, chief economist at Upwork, shared an article on how wearing masks can help in providing immunity against the Covid-19 virus.

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine notes that wearing masks can help in reducing the severity of the virus.

Wearing a mask can help in creating a form of inoculation that can generate immunity against the virus and slow its spread as a vaccine is awaited.

The research indicates that the amount of virus a person is exposed to determines the severity of the illness.

Meanwhile, Colin Williams, professor of public policy at University of Sheffield, shared an article on the rise in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

According to research conducted at the Imperial College London, the number of cases is doubling every 7.7 days.

At this rate, the UK will have 10,000 new cases each day in the next two weeks.

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