New research indicates that wearing a mask may also encourage people to physically distance themselves.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that wearing a mask can help us prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by containing the droplets that are released during speaking, coughing, and sneezing.
New research suggests that an added benefit of wearing a face mask may be that it encourages people to physically distance themselves.
Unfortunately, many Americans have been resistant to wearing masks, despite the benefits.
Experts say it’s important to educate ourselves about the facts so we can draw our own conclusions.
It’s also important to be kind and considerate of the needs of others.
Medical reference: Healthline