• People across the world are wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus Getty Image

      Walk around any crowded area during flu season and you'll see people wearing medical face masks to protect themselves from germs and other contaminants. With the rapid spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and increased concerns about a US outbreak, face masks have flown off store shelves. But do they really work?

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    • Can Wearing a Face Mask Really Protect You From Coronavirus? Doctors Explain

      The number of novel coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19) cases continues to climb. More than 160,000 illnesses have been identified worldwide, while more than 6,000 deaths have been reported, per the most recent data from the World Health Organization (WHO). While a majority of these cases stem out of China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also confirmed multiple cases within the United States.

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    • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

      WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 16 March 2020

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    • Coronavirus may have been circulating undetected in the US for 6 weeks

      Covid-19 could already be circulating in the US, according to similar genetic sequences in viruses

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