Episode 456: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART II The Public

In episode 456, James and Mike and Nic continue to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for the 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

3) Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Lancet 2020 Jun 27;395:1973-1987