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Do you need to wear a mask during outdoor exercise?

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For people who are wondering if wearing a mask is a must while exercising outdoor, and how a mask would affect their breathing, performance, chances of spreading the virus and even vision, the New York Times’ author Gretchen Reynolds spoke with a number of experts to provide some advice.

According to one of the experts, Benjamin Cowling, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Hong Kong, relatively little Covid-19 transmission would occur outdoors, “except perhaps in large crowds.”  “Running is good for health,” says Cowling, “and transmission risk should be minimal, both for others, if a runner were infected, or for the runner, if they passed by infected people.”

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