Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Chu, D. K., Akl, E. A., Duda, S., Solo, K., Yaacoub, S., Schünemann, H. J., COVID-19 Systematic Urgent Review Group Effort (SURGE)

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Mitigation and Prevention

This article was a literature review and meta-analysis on the evidence for prevention strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other coronaviruses, such as the ones that cause SARS and MERS. The review included data from 172 studies in 16 countries to identify evidence-based preventive strategies. The study emphasizes the importance of using face masks, eye protection, physical distancing, and contact tracing.

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