Article from InDepthNH on May 27, 2020
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The piece is mainly a conversation with Rich DiPentima retired state infectious disease expert about the NH Science and Public Health Task Force and the science of wearing masks. Dr. Nora Traviss, who is also a member of the NH Science and Public Health Task Force, was also interviewed for the story and she noted:
“The science is very clear on masks,” Traviss said. She encouraged people to go to the website: www.endcoronavirus.org for more detail.
“Masks are recommended for indoor public places. If 80% of all of us wear a mask that is only 50% effective (like cloth masks) then we could extinguish transmission of the virus,” Traviss said.
“The benefit is preventing source spreading, and the benefit happens at community level, not any one person,” Traviss said.
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