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Vaccinated against COVID? Great; here’s why you should still wear a mask in public. | The Seattle Times

April 26, 2021 at 5:22 am | Updated April 26, 2021 at 8:37 am

A Dala horse statue in Mora, Minn., reminds residents to wear a mask. (Photo for The Washington Post by Tom Peterson).

More than 93 million Americans are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Despite so many invigorated immune systems, the populace still needs to keep wearing masks, public health specialists say.

The country is not yet so protected it can forgo face coverings. Case counts have spiked in some hot spots. Meanwhile, it’s clearer than ever that masks protect wearers as well as those nearby.

“Masks are one of the best interventions that we have to prevent viral transmission from one person to another,” said Lisa Maragakis, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Source: Vaccinated against COVID? Great; here’s why you should still wear a mask in public. | The Seattle Times