Countries with early interest in face mask use had milder COVID-19 infection rates

Date: June 25, 2020

Source: Healio.com

Author: Erin T. Welsh, MA

Excerpt:

Countries with early interest in face mask use had milder COVID-19 infection rates, according to a letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Researchers with the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported findings from an analysis of how public interest in face masks, based on Google Trends relative search volume data, may have affected the severity of COVID-19 infection and potentially contained the outbreak in 42 countries around the world.”

Link: https://www.healio.com/news/pulmonology/20200625/regions-with-early-interest-adoption-of-face-masks-showed-modest-covid19-infection-rates