British researchers conducted mathematical modeling, which found that the widespread wearing of protective masks will allow you to avoid the second wave of the epidemic COVID-19 and reduce the rate of transmission of the virus. Research scientists of the universities of Greenwich and Cambridge published 10 June in the scientific journal of The Royal Society.
COVID-19 characterized by the fact that newly infected individuals can inadvertently infect others, said scientists who have discovered the benefits of wearing masks.
The study highlights that even masks, made at home, can significantly reduce the rate of transmission if enough people will wear them in public. Also, according to the authors of the study, wearing masks before the onset of symptoms is doubly reduces the level of infection.
The massive use of masks and social distancing may be an acceptable way of dealing with the pandemic and the recovery of economic activity to vaccine COVID-19.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, worldwide coronavirus infected more of 7.26 million people, more than 411,8 thousand of them died, and 3,39 million recovered. Russia ranks third in the world after USA and Brazil in the number of infected.