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CDC issues new guidance for “universal mask wearing” in all activity outside of home – CBS News

New guidance lists “universal wearing of face masks” as the first strategy to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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The CDC on Friday issued its strongest mask guidance yet during the COVID-19 pandemic, calling for “universal mask wearing” in all activity outside of one’s home. The new recommendation comes at the end of a week when the U.S. saw its deadliest day of the pandemic so far, with more than 3,100 lives lost on Thursday alone.
“Compelling evidence now supports the benefits of cloth face masks for both source control (to protect others) and, to a lesser extent,¬†protection of the wearer,” the report states.¬†

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