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2022 04 11

Swiss Med Wkly


Perceptions towards mask use in school children during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: descriptive results from the longitudinal Ciao Corona cohort study.


Ammann P, Ulyte A, Haile SR, Puhan MA, Kriemler S, Radtke T
Swiss Med Wkly. 2022 04 11; 152:w30165.
PMID: 35748765.


Mask wearing contributes to the reduction of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In Switzerland, compulsory use of masks was introduced in indoor public spaces and later in schools. This study explored perceptions of the usefulness of masks in school and public in a cohort of children and adolescents in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland, in January to May 2021.