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These 3 Things Could Prevent Almost All COVID Cases, Study Finds

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 1 of 6: Specific public health measures may be as effective at fighting COVID as a vaccine, a new study reports. The research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Jan. 13, reveals that three specific practices combined can reduce your likelihood of spreading or catching COVID by up to 96 percent. Read on to discover what can help slash your COVID risk, and for more ways to stay healthy, Doing This to Your Mask Could Keep You Even Safer From COVID, Experts Say.In a computer-simulated college campus setting, researchers at Case Western Reserve University found that practicing social distancing and implementing mandatory mask use could prevent 87 percent of COVID infections on college campuses. However, combining social distancing and mandatory mask use with regular COVID testing could prevent between 92 and 96 percent of new COVID cases, according to the study's authors—rates similar to the efficacy of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines currently available in the U.S."It is clear that two common non-medical strategies are very effective and inexpensive—and allow for some in-person instruction," explained Pooyan Kazemian, the study's co-senior author and an assistant professor of operations at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve. Read on to discover just how effective a variety of other prevention methods would be, and for more insight into where COVID is spreading, check out This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.Read the original article on Best Life.

These 3 Things Could Prevent Almost All COVID Cases, Study Finds

Specific public health measures may be as effective at fighting COVID as a vaccine, a new study reports. The research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Jan. 13, reveals that three specific practices combined can reduce your likelihood of spreading or catching COVID by up to 96 percent. Read on to discover what can help slash your COVID risk, and for more ways to stay healthy, Doing This to Your Mask Could Keep You Even Safer From COVID, Experts Say.

In a computer-simulated college campus setting, researchers at Case Western Reserve University found that practicing social distancing and implementing mandatory mask use could prevent 87 percent of COVID infections on college campuses. However, combining social distancing and mandatory mask use with regular COVID testing could prevent between 92 and 96 percent of new COVID cases, according to the study's authors—rates similar to the efficacy of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines currently available in the U.S.

"It is clear that two common non-medical strategies are very effective and inexpensive—and allow for some in-person instruction," explained Pooyan Kazemian, the study's co-senior author and an assistant professor of operations at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve. Read on to discover just how effective a variety of other prevention methods would be, and for more insight into where COVID is spreading, check out This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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