The N95 masks were found to be 96% effective at protecting people from viral infection, which is a large jump from the 76% effectiveness for surgical masks.
The study also found that wearing a face mask lowers the risk of infection or transmission to just 3%, compared to 17% if you aren't wearing a mask.
This study was backed by the World Health Organization and found that keeping a distance of even three feet can reduce the chances of viral transmission by 82%.
If you aren't yet fully convinced that masks reduce the transmission rate of the coronavirus COVID-19 and other coronaviruses - this is the study for you.
Supports universal face mask use, because masks were equally effective in both health care and community settings."