People Who Wear Masks Touch Their Faces Less — That’s a Good Thing

People Who Wear Masks Touch Their Faces Less — That’s a Good Thing

Share on Pinterest Experts say touching your face less reduces your risk for contracting the virus that causes COVID-19. Getty ImagesResearchers say people who wear face coverings like masks tend to touch their faces less. Experts say the new coronavirus can spread after people touch openings on their face, such as their nose and mouth. Some opponents of wearing masks say the face coverings increase the risk of getting COVID-19 by causing people to touch their faces more. Mask and touching behaviors were only observed in outdoor areas.

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