Can Wearing a Mask Make You Immune to Getting COVID-19? | POPSUGAR Fitness
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A recent report claims wearing a mask could trigger a protective immune response from COVID-19, but the theory is unproven.
While the world anxiously awaits the development of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, you're hopefully already following the CDC's recommendation to wear a face mask in order to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets to others. But in one recent commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists are theorizing that wearing a mask could also provide the wearer with some form of virus immunity by allowing exposure to just enough of the virus to trigger a protective response. So what does that mean? Nothing right now. The findings are inconclusive and you should absolutely still follow the recommended prevention strategies currently in place, including social distancing, avoiding crowds, thorough handwashing, and mask wearing while we await a vaccine…
Jenny Sugar
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