“The only thing you can do is universal masking, that’s what stopped it,”

Coronavirus expert Prof. Yuen Kwok-Yung on masking in Hong Kong and why one of the most densely populated places in the world only has 6 deaths from COVID-19.

  • Professor Yuen: Roughly 97% of people wear masks in Hong Kong during morning rush. Hong Kong’s success rate is even more astonishing considering the number of travelers (roughly 1.5M of 3M a day) come from mainland China where the virus that causes COVID-19 originated.
  • Research shows places that adopt mask wearing severely curb their rates of COVID-19.
  • Northern European countries have been slower to adopt mask wearing than other countries, like Italy, that have been hard hit.

Why It Matters: Data continues to show places where mask wearing is pervasive have lower rates of COVID-19.

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