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COVID-19: The Science Behind the Masks

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

COVID-19: The Science Behind the Masks

Presenter:

Christa Singleton MD, MPH - Senior Medical Advisor, Population Health and Healthcare Office - Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Biography:

Dr. Christa-Marie Singleton is the Associate Director for Science and Science Lead in the CDC’s COVID-19 Response Chief Health Equity Office. She is also the Senior Medical Advisor in CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy, and Strategy’s Population Health and Healthcare Office where she serves as the senior medical advisor regarding planning with commercial insurer partners and physician providers regarding clinical to community population health interventions to improve health and control costs.

Presentation Objectives:

The presenter will:

  • Describe how mask work to protect people.
  • Identify Which masks are most effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Discuss if people still need to wear masks once they receive the COVID-19 vaccine.