COVID-19 Information and Resources, by Brooke Bell

References In Support of Mask/Face Covering Usage

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Published studies/comments:

Zhang R, Li Y, Zhang AL, Wang Y, Molina MJ. Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2020:202009637.

Stutt ROJH, Retkute R, Bradley M, Gilligan CA, Colvin J. A modelling framework to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in combination with ‘lock-down’ in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2020;476(2238):20200376.

Cheng KK, Lam TH, Leung CC. Wearing face masks in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic: altruism and solidarity. The Lancet.

Greenhalgh T, Schmid MB, Czypionka T, Bassler D, Gruer L. Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis. BMJ. 2020;369:m1435.

Prather KA, Wang CC, Schooley RT. Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Science. 2020:eabc6197.

Clase CM, Fu EL, Joseph M, et al. Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based, Risk-Based Approach. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2020.

Rapid Expert Consultation on the Effectiveness of Fabric Masks for the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Recomendations from health agencies:

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (CDC)

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19 (World Health Organization)

News articles/Op-eds:

Officials Push Masks For COVID Despite Mixed Data (WebMD)

Why 15 US states suddenly made masks mandatory (Vox)

Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study (Reuters)

Face masks are vital to stopping the spread of the virus. Wear one. (Washington Post)

TL;DR WEAR A DAMN MASK!

How to Minimize COVID-19 Transmission During Protests

Downloadable Slides

These slides provide resources on how to minimize COVID-19 transmission during protests. Strategies for before, during, and after protests are included.

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Slide 2: Before the protest (png)

Slide 3: During the protest (png)

Slide 4: After the protest (png)

Slide 5: COVID-19 symptoms (png)

Slide 6: More resources (png)

Extra slide: Friends don’t let friends protest without a mask (png)

Original Instagram Posts

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Welcome to Staying Safe During Protests - Social Psychology Edition! 💡 Yesterday, I was at the protest in DTLA and I was disappointed to see a fair number of people not wearing masks (in a packed crowd of thousands). All of these people were in groups of presumably friends, colleagues, etc. who were typically wearing masks. PLEASE HOLD YOUR FRIENDS ACCOUNTABLE. If you are in a group of friends and one or more is not wearing a mask, you need to tell them that wearing a mask is non-negotiable. It helps keep everyone safe. On a related note, DO NOT pull down your mask to have a conversation with someone or to hug, etc. I saw this happening *a lot* yesterday. I literally saw two women both pull down their masks before they hugged. *I know* most of this is unconscious, but please try to keep this at the forefront of your mind when you are interacting with others at large gatherings. Every bit of active awareness helps. Stay Safe ❤️ #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #BLMLA #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #SayHerName #AhmaudArbery #NoJusticeNoPeace #ICantBreathe #Covid #Covid19 #PublicHealth #HarmReduction #SocialPsychology #StaySafe Illustration via @angelina_bambina_dsgn 🌸 (Freepik premium license)

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