Concerned over shortages of face masks, especially N-95 respirators for medical personnel caring for COVID-19 patients, U.S. medical authorities have discouraged the use of face masks by the public.  But a good deal of evidence (Jefferson T 2007) shows that face masks reduced the risk of infection by 68% in SARS, an analogue of COVID-19.  This suggests that wearing face masks can go far toward slowing the spread of the pandemic.  Therefore, we need to find a way to provide enough of them not just to protect medical personnel but also to protect the public.  Reusing them seems a very attractive strategy. Continue reading »

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Contrary to media reports, there are existing effective methods of treating respiratory and disseminated infections that resemble the one caused by the COVID-19 virus.  Continue reading »

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