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ACE Report #12261
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Support for physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent transmission of COVID-19

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Lancet. 2020 Jun 27;395 (10242):1973-1987.

Contributing Authors: HJ Schünemann DK Chu EA Ak S Dud EA Akl S Duda K Solo S Yaacoub SURGE Study Group

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Forty-four studies were included in this meta-analysis with a total of 25,697 patients. The primary outcome of interest was the risk of virus transmission which was defined by the WHO-defined confirmed or probable COVID-19, SARS, or MERS in people infected in community settings (healthcare and non-healthcare settings). Other outcome of interest included contextual factors. All studies were observa...

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