Madhuri Srinivasan

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The history and science of mask-wearing

The history and science of mask-wearing

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Masks are one of our simplest, cheapest and most effective allies in the war against COVID-19. In this article, Madhuri looks back at the hundred-year-old history of using masks to prevent plagues and pandemics and the science behind what makes them so strategically important as a public health tool.