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Expert comment clarifying situation with face masks and WHO

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

There have been reports in the media* that the World Health Organisation are reviewing their advice on face masks and COVID-19.
Prof David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said:
“As always when new evidence becomes available, WHO will be considering its face mask policies as a routine activity this week and next. Recommendations will be taken from many different advisory groups, including the external advisory group that I chair, and then WHO will decide if there is enough evidence to merit any changes in policy. This...
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Coronavirus: World Health Organisation to review whether masks help prevent COVID-19 spread

Coronavirus: World Health Organisation to review whether masks help prevent COVID-19 spread

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

A virus expert has told Sky News it is "suspicious" that countries where mask-wearing is commonplace have got coronavirus "under control".
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