Examining the interplay between face mask usage, asymptomatic transmission, and social distancing on the spread of COVID-19

  title={Examining the interplay between face mask usage, asymptomatic transmission, and social distancing on the spread of COVID-19},
  author={Adam Catching and Sara Capponi and Ming-Te Yeh and Simone Bianco and Raul Andino},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
COVID-19’s high virus transmission rates have caused a pandemic that is exacerbated by the high rates of asymptomatic and presymptomatic infections. These factors suggest that face masks and social distance could be paramount in containing the pandemic. We examined the efficacy of each measure and the combination of both measures using an agent-based model within a closed space that approximated real-life interactions. By explicitly considering different fractions of asymptomatic individuals… 
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