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Episode 455: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART I Healthcare workers

In episode 455, James and Mike invite Nic Dugré to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses for both healthcare workers and the public. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for healthcare workers – the following episode will be about the general public. Please also check out our simplified tool that describes all the information we found.

Show notes 

1) Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections among health care workers and the public – PEER umbrella systematic review

Canadian Family Physician 2020;66:509-17

2) PEER simplified tool: mask use by the general public and by health care workers

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