William Hanage

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Expertise: Epidemiology, Infectious diseases

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Telegraph article describing the hypothesis that face masks can variolate a population receives mixed reviews on its scientific accuracy

in The Telegraph, by Georgina Hayes

— 24 Sep 2020

"The Telegraph headline is obviously misleading but the subheading is accurate. Masks don’t give immunity; rather, the argument is that infections are milder or asymptomatic and ..