COVID projections suggest masks could save lives

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Thousands of protesters take part in a “March of Silence” in Seattle on Friday afternoon, the vast majority wearing masks. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg)

The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has added mask-on and mask-off options to its computer-based projections for the course of the coronavirus pandemic — and estimates that 33,000 lives could be saved in the U.S. between now and October if masks are required.

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