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Researchers: Masks preventing spread of COVID, other illnesses

Posted at 7:20 AM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 10:27:33-04

Masks became a requirement with the pandemic, but they could be responsible for preventing the spread of other illnesses.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University found fewer children went to the hospital for respiratory illnesses since the start of the pandemic.

The CDC also estimates far fewer flu deaths this season because masks and social distancing helped prevent it from spreading.