To mask or not to mask: Modeling the potential for face mask use by the general public to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic

@article{Eikenberry2020ToMO,
  title={To mask or not to mask: Modeling the potential for face mask use by the general public to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic},
  author={S. Eikenberry and Marina Mancuso and E. Iboi and Tin Phan and Keenan Eikenberry and Y. Kuang and E. Kostelich and A. Gumel},
  journal={Infectious Disease Modelling},
  year={2020},
  volume={5},
  pages={293 - 308}
}
Abstract Face mask use by the general public for limiting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is controversial, though increasingly recommended, and the potential of this intervention is not well understood. We develop a compartmental model for assessing the community-wide impact of mask use by the general, asymptomatic public, a portion of which may be asymptomatically infectious. Model simulations, using data relevant to COVID-19 dynamics in the US states of New York and Washington… Expand
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