Prof. Prather Brings Much Needed Clarity to the Importance of Face Masks: CNN Interview

It was inspiring and powerful to see and hear CAICE Director Prof. Kimberly Prather share the science and practicality of wearing masks as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The interview, initiated in response to this Science Perspective article, discussed the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus via virus containing aerosols that are emitted when an infected persons breathes, talks, coughs or sneezes. And that without robust testing, universal mask wearing is the best solution to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ‘reopen’ society.

The full interview is available on CNN when you login with your cable provider details.

For more details information about reducing the spread of COVID-19 and to learn more about the science of this pandemic, head over to Science and read the article written by Prof. Prather and her colleagues: Reducing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

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