An open letter to State Governors & Legislatures

Please Require Mask Use In Public

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I urge you to require cloth masks to be worn in all public places, such as stores, transportation systems, and public buildings as soon as possible. This is the same request that over 100 scientific and medical experts, including two Nobel laureates, the editors in chief of The Lancet and Nature, and many others, made to you in this letter: up.fm/letter These experts said that: “The preponderance of evidence, in both laboratory and clinical settings, indicates that mask wearing reduces the transmissibility per contact by reducing transmission of infected droplets. The decreased transmissibility could substantially reduce the death toll, other harms to public health, job losses and economic losses. The cost of such masks is very low by comparison.” Without this important public health intervention, I am concerned that our state may have a second wave of infections, which could lead to further deaths, and another economically crippling lock-down.

First sent on May 14, 2020 by Jeremy Howard, Co-founder of #Masks4All

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