Is it time to mask the problem?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 14/20

Date: June 2020


Susan Wieczkiewicz


While Australians have reported mixed feelings about wearing masks during the pandemic, it could be the measure that is needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and put the national economy on the path to recovery. This Research Insight identifies the situations where physical distancing may not be feasible and discusses why mask-wearing can provide an extra barrier to avoid transmission of the virus.

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