65% drop in serious asthma cases due to mask-wearing Israeli hospital reports
The Times of Israel reports that the Sheba Medical, an Israeli hospital reports 65% drop in serious asthma cases due to mask-wearing.
Here’s the 411 according to published reports:
• A study conducted by Sheba Medical Center found that the past year saw a 65 percent drop in serious asthma cases that required hospitalization.
• The drop was credited to widespread mask-wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, which also helped decrease the spread of viruses such as the flu in the past year.
• By wearing masks, people are also less likely to suffer from seasonal allergies, as face coverings prevent pollen from flowers, trees, and grass coming into contact with the nose and mouth.
• The report follows Israel’s decision to drop the requirement to wear masks outdoors.
Israeli hospital reports 65% drop in serious asthma cases due to mask-wearing Jerusalemites wearing face masks walk in Jerusalem on February 04, 2021.