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What We Know About Face Masks Now

This week’s episode of PODCAST-19 is all about face masks — whether they’re effective, why our thinking on them has evolved, and what you should look for when you buy one of your own. Maggie Koerth and Kaleigh Rogers, two of FiveThirtyEight’s reporters on the COVID-19 beat, join the show to share whether the science supporting the use of face masks has really changed as the pandemic has gone on.

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Chadwick Matlin is a deputy editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Jake Arlow is a producer at FiveThirtyEight.