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The best way to stop pandemics? Treat facemasks like umbrellas

We take an umbrella when rain is expected – should we use a facemask if a new COVID-19 wave is forecast? Image: Unsplash/Todd Diemer

Simon Nicholas Williams

Senior Lecturer in People and Organisation, Swansea University

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