November 17, 2020, Vol 324, No. 19, Pages 1925-2006
Preventing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 With Masks and Other “Low-tech” Interventions
Andrea M. Lerner, MD, MS; Gregory K. Folkers, MS, MPH; Anthony S. Fauci, MD
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JAMA. 2020;324(19):1935-1936. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.21946
In this Viewpoint, Anthony Fauci and colleagues at NIAID emphasize the continued importance of low-tech public health practices, such as wearing masks, limiting large gatherings, hand washing, and physical distancing, to help control the COVID-19 pandemic even after safe and effective vaccines become available until distribution and uptake of vaccines confer herd immunity on a population level.