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Are We Done With Masks?

Was Live Friday, Feb 3, 2023 | 11 am PT

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. William Schaffner, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief (Clinical Operations/ Education) of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital
  • Dr. Mina Hakim, Pediatrics Specialist, South Central Family Health Center

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Event Overview

A recently released study from Cochrane casts doubts on the efficacy of N95 masks and P2 respirators as effective safeguards against Covid infections. Wearing a mask may make little to no difference in how many people caught a flu-like illness/COVID-like illness, state the researchers, drawing on data from 10 studies.

Done with Masks?

Some experts, however, say masks continue to be an effective tool in containing the spread of Covid-19 infections. Other experts state that vaccines are the best prevention against infection and that masks are unnecessary.

Our speakers this week will debate this continuing and contentious issue, and provide advice for keeping children safe amid the ongoing health crisis.

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