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How And When Masks Protect Us From Coronavirus Infection

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Sharon McCutcheon
Dr. Dana Hawkinson says wearing a mask with multiple layers of cloth will protect you better than a paper mask, which becomes less effective when it gets wet.

Health experts say wearing a mask over your mouth and nose is essential to stopping the virus' spread.

Four months into the pandemic, people are still debating the effectiveness of masks.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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