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The Role of the Mask in Preventing and Controlling the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Abdolhamid Tajvar 1,2 ORCID logo, Ali Mouseli 3 ORCID logo, Hamid Reza Ghaffari 4* ORCID logo

1 Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran.
2 Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Faculty of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
3 Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center, Research Institute for Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
4 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
*Correspondence to Hamid Reza Ghaffari, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran. Tel:+987633336202 Email: ghaffarihrz@gmail.com

Abstract

Following the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), there have been debates among scientific communities, officials, and the public about the role of the mask in controlling and preventing this disease. Nonetheless, there are some ambiguities regarding various aspects of the mask which are still important to be addressed, including the type of the mask to be used, the situation in which the mask should be used, the correct way to use the mask, and the effectiveness of the mask in preventing the disease. Accordingly, addressing these ambiguities could change policy trends and public beliefs about the use of mask and help control the disease. To this end, this study discusses the role of the mask in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: COVID-19, Cloth mask, N95 respirators
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