- A new CDC report shows that, as Arizona closed its bars and started enforcing more mask mandates over the summer, coronavirus infection rates in the state quickly tumbled.
- It’s another good signal that masks, distancing, and avoiding crowds all work really well to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- The CDC said in its report that this “combination” approach of voluntary and mandatory disease-fighting measures “is more effective” than any one tactic taken on its own, and is especially important since we don’t have a good vaccine or treatment yet.
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Wear a mask and close the bars.
That’s the verdict from a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, out Tuesday, which highlights how these two actions — taken together — are critical to fighting COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The report details how both bar closures and