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Yes, Wearing Masks Helps. Here's Why

Politicians argue. Those opposed to mask mandates protest. But meanwhile, growing evidence shows that mask wearing is a critical tool in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

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Corrected: June 20, 2020 at 10:00 PM MDT
An earlier version of this story mistakenly said the Cell study was published last week; it was published in late May. And an earlier version incorrectly said the study from Proceedings of the Royal Society A was published last week; it was published earlier in June. And BMJ Global Health was misstated as BMJ.
Maria Godoy is a senior science and health editor and correspondent with NPR News. Her reporting can be heard across NPR's news shows and podcasts. She is also one of the hosts of NPR's Life Kit.