Episode 73: The Mask Update

Rukmini S
1 min readJun 15, 2020

Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Every night on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — what do we now know about masks?

The Indian health ministry’s April 3 advisory is here.

The June 1 Lancet meta-analysis is here.

The June 11 PNAS study is here.

Atul Gawande’s observations about the Missouri hairstylists is below:

The WHO’s new guidelines are here.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. Tomorrow — a new question.