Bernadette Boden-Albala

Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH, director [and founding dean] of the UCI Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine explains that masks can still be beneficial in crowded public areas like in hospitals, on public transit, or at events like sports games and concerts. … A disposable surgical mask should typically be used once and is great for activities in public settings. But if you’re up close and personal with people, such as visiting family members, Dr. Boden-Albala recommends wearing an N95.

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