Do Surgical Masks Really Protect You from the Flu?

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You often see people wearing surgical masks or respirators during flu season, but do they even do anything?

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Sources:
http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1003205
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/184819
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https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies/PersonalProtectiveEquipment/ucm055977.htm
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