The BMJThe Curious Case of the Danish Mask Study

The British Medical Journal’s executive editor, Kamran Abbasi, pens a commentary about DANMASK-19, the first trial of mask use during COVID-19 and its controversial “negative” results. Abbasi claims that disagreement among experts, especially about interpretation of a study, is a common occurrence and “the usual business of science,” but the influence of social media has […]

American College of PhysiciansEffectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers

This randomized controlled trial was to assess whether recommending surgical mask use outside the home reduces wearers’ risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection in a setting where masks were uncommon and not among recommended public health measures. The results from the study were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The Cleveland Clinic FoundationIs Dining Out Safe During COVID-19?

In this Cleveland Clinic article, an internal medicine specialist discusses the different levels of COVID-19 infection risk in delivery, patio dining, and delivery for those that want food from a restaurant. The basics are covered, including wearing a mask to protect your server, but the article also discusses the attention that should be paid to […]