Why Masks May Lead to Less Severe COVID Cases

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People with asymptomatic COVID cases can still spread the virus, which is why it’s very important to wear masks. But, infectious disease specialist Dr. Monica Gandhi shares that we now find that masking also decreases the amount of the virus that you take in, making it more likely that if you get sick, you may have less severe symptoms. Dr. Gandhi shares that the benefit of asymptomatic cases is that they help to grow herd immunity.

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