UC San Francisco Study Suggests Masks Do Protect Wearer From Contracting Coronavirus
suzie: hermela aregawi has the details. it could get us through the pandemic hank with in getting us
all immune. tonight in a groundbreaking new study a suggestion mask do protect the wearer from getting infected with covid-19 and wearing one can mean if you're exposed to the virus or symptoms will be milder. how much piracy given as a determinant of how sick you get it. she's an infectious disease doctor who led the report looked at various studies that showed when masks are worn symptoms are mild or not there at all.
you're exposed to. by having a mask over your face it filters out the majority of articles so even if you do get exposed to covid you are going to get little of virus and anti-to get covid you will get less -- she says the virus sheds at high rates from the nose and the mouth but it's also high rates from the same pathways prescient knowledge is so to protect others but in fairness to the medical community that's a cousin till now there hasn't been a conference of study that clearly shows mask also protect the wearer. this paper puts together the date up why we think masks protect you. it's an influence a study that we gave people in 2010 and a higher dose he got the more likely you were to be sick it studies in animals that shows the association. reporter:
findings. they are giving you more recent so why not? wearing a mask could in any way lessen how you'd deal with having covid it's a no-brainer to me. i think people who don't care to wear mask i don't think there's anything you can say that will make them wear masks reporter: dr. gur bre says the finding show that mask can help toga mint tea and in the pandemic sooner than later. the report will be published