Clear Evidence COVID-19 Mask Mandates Significantly Reduce Spread of Virus

SciTechDaily reports on a new study by Canddian researchers that has found clear evidence that wearing a mask can have a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19.

The researchers, from SFU’s Department of Economics, have determined that mask mandates are associated with a 25 percent or larger weekly reduction in COVID-19 cases. The study also found that relaxed restrictions on businesses and gatherings (including retail, restaurants, and bars) were positively associated with subsequent COVID-19 case growth – a factor that could offset and obscure the health benefits of mask mandates.

While this is a Canadian study, the findings reflect what has happened in any country. Masks reduce the spread of the virus.