Jessica Justman, MD, ICAP’s senior technical director, returned to WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show on May 5 to discuss how COVID-19 spreads.

“I think it’s important to remind ourselves that the reason we wear masks is not to protect ourselves from breathing in air from other people, it’s to protect others from breathing in our air in case we have the infection in its very early stage and we don’t realize that we might be transmitting it. I know it ‘s counterintuitive, we want to believe that when we put on a mask we’re protecting ourselves, but it really is about protecting other people.”

Listen to the full segment on the WNYC website

Listen to the full May 5 Brian Lehrer Show on the WNYC website

Read the latest ICAP updates on COVID-19 here

 

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