Fox News reports that the CDC has expanded on their previous stance on mask wearing. Their original guidance focused on the benefit of wearing masks for those around the mask wearer—they have now updated this, saying that it is also a benefit to the person wearing a mask:
“The CDC said early research supports community masking to lower virus spread, particularly when it’s estimated that more than half of transmissions stem from asymptomatic people. The agency also explained the filtration power of masks, writing: ‘Studies demonstrate that cloth mask materials can also reduce wearers’ exposure to infectious droplets through filtration, including filtration of fine droplets and particles less than 10 microns.'”
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