A LIST OF RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS

We're collecting resources from a variety of sources so check back to see updates as we receive them.

ACADEMIC AND TRUSTED SCIENTIFIC/MEDICAL SOURCES REGARDING MASKING

  • JAMA Network– An overview/compilation of 10 clinical research publications
  • PNAS– Masks are effective in combination with other mitigation strategies
  • New England Journal of Medicine– HDR Visualizing Speech Generated Oral Fluid Droplets with Laser Light Scattering
  • University of Iowa– Rates of COVID-19 cases after mandating masks
  • CMAJ– Study of transmission on an airline flight while passengers were masked
  • The Lancet– 172 observational studies from 16 countries on mask efficacy
  • Science Magazine– Study indicating the reduction of particle transmission when masked (
  • IJNS– Mask efficacy in both healthcare and community settings
  • Advances Science– Cloth and medical grade mask efficacy, also indicates lower benefits of neck gaiters
  • Frontiers in Medicine– Masking correlates with lower rates of transmission
  • IMHE– Model depicting rates of transmission with 95% participation in various mitigation strategies including masks
  • University of Cincinnatti– Droplets caught by properly worn masks; masks reduce rate of transmission; reusing surgical grade masks may reduce efficacy
  • JAMA Network– Indicates mask efficacy but highlights the importance of a properly-fitted mask (whether cloth or surgical grade) in reducing transmission.
  • Oxford University– If masks are 20% effective, and 25% of the population uses them, transmission could be reduced by 30%
  • Journal of Urban Health– Reduced transmission in NY during April 2020; projections for interventions one week prior to mandate, as well as one week after
  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease– Cloth mask and surgical mask efficacy comparisions
  • Center for Advanced Photonics and Advanced Process– Importance of mask fit in reducing particle transmission
  • European Respiratory Journal– Masks can make the difference between manageable transmission and shutdowns or more extreme strategies
  • Aarhus University– Study examining the psychology behind hesitancy or resistance to wearing a mask
  • The Burnet Institute– Study indicating significant case reduction in Melbourne, Australia
  • Annals of Internal Medicine– In depth study showing how masks are worn and the efficacy of each