Why masks?

As the scoreboard tracking COVID cases in Ontario schools continues to provide a disturbing account of what’s happening, it’s time to do a little math.

Until now, we’ve just assumed that it was good and the right thing to do. Now, there’s a little mathematics behind the theory available here.

We now know that masks have an outsized effect on slowing the spread of COVID-19. And yet, some people oppose wearing masks because they view this as a personal choice rather than a public health issue.

It’s an interesting read and will help reinforce the message that we need to be wearing masks when we can’t guarantee being socially distanced from others.

If you need to convince someone to wear that mask or you need to confirm that it’s the right thing to do, this is a very good read.

No time to read but 7 minutes to learn? Check out this video.

OTR Links 09/17/2020

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