Study: Masking, testing could prevent COVID-19 infections in at least half of K-12 students

Masking and testing could help prevent COVID-19 infections in at least half of susceptible K-thorugh-12 students, according to projections modeled by researchers from North Carolina State University.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2021, 11:11 AM

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Study: Masking, testing could prevent COVID-19 infections in at least half of K-12 students
Masking and testing could help prevent COVID-19 infections in at least half of susceptible K-thorugh-12 students, according to projections modeled by researchers from North Carolina State University.
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According to the study, universal mask-use plus randomized testing could reduce the proportion of infected students to as low as one quarter.
Without any measures, the same data projects between 75% and 90% of susceptible students may get infected in the first three months of school.
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Susceptible students are students who aren't vaccinated or don't have natural immunity.


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