Media Coverage
December 01, 2021

A New York Times article on the state of continuing mask use cites an IPA study in Bangladesh that found supporting community mask-wearing reduced COVID-19 cases.

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October 29, 2021

The Atlantic references an IPA study in Bangladesh, "considered one of the most rigorous to date to tackle masking," in an article on the effectiveness of surgical masks compared to cloth masks in preventing COVID-19.

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October 29, 2021

CNBC cites IPA research in an article on why surgical masks work better than cloth masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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October 29, 2021

Consumer Reports includes an IPA study in Bangladesh among research demonstrating surgical masks as more effective for COVID-19 protection.

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September 30, 2021

The Dhaka Tribune reports on IPA's study of more than 340,000 people across 600 villages in Bangladesh that demonstrated the effectiveness of masks—particularly surgical masks—in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The findings of this evaluation, the largest of its kind, may help inform the COVID response across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The study was also featured in Nature (twice), Salon, Yale Daily News, Yale Insights, Stanford Medicine, Gizmodo, New York Daily News, Live Science, Washington Examiner, Daily Mail, India Today, BD News 24 (Bangladesh), Daily Star (...

Media Coverage
September 30, 2021

NBC News highlights IPA's large-scale study on mask-wearing in Bangladesh that points to the importance of masks in reducing COVID-19 infections.

Media Coverage
September 30, 2021

The Economist features a study in Bangladesh on the impact of promoting and facilitating mask-wearing to prevent transmission of COVID-19. In this program, increased mask use (particularly of surgical masks) reduced symptomatic infections. Similar interventions are being scaled up across South Asia, a region has been hit hard by the virus.

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September 30, 2021

The Atlantic's Derek Thompson writes on the more broadly applicable results of a community mask-wearing study in Bangladesh and what did and didn't work to encourage people to wear masks.

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September 30, 2021

Researchers Jason Abaluck, Laura H. Kwong, and Stephen P. Luby write in The New York Times on what a study in Bangladesh affirms about the importance of wearing masks to prevent COVID-19.

Media Coverage
September 30, 2021

In The Washington Post, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Ashley Styczynski, and Heidi McAnnally-Linz describe the research and findings of the first large-scale study on mask-wearing and what it can teach us about curbing the global spread of COVID-19.

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Press Release
September 01, 2021

New study is the first randomized trial to show that wearing masks reduces COVID-19 in a real-world setting. 

Washington D.C. >> Getting more people to wear masks, particularly surgical masks, is effective in reducing COVID-19, according to a new study led by researchers from Yale University, Stanford Medical School, University of California, Berkeley, and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). The randomized evaluation conducted in Bangladesh is the largest and most rigorous trial of its kind to date, testing the effectiveness of masks in a real-world setting with more than...

Media Coverage
August 31, 2021

NPR's Goats and Soda blog tells the story behind IPA's work in Bangladesh to NORMalize mask-wearing, reflecting on how this research could potentially help inform COVID-19 prevention efforts in the U.S.

Media Coverage
August 31, 2021

A piece in The Guardian argues for the need to prioritize the response to COVID-19 and other viruses in developing countries and cites a survey conducted by IPA and over 30 other institutions which found overall that people in lower-income countries were more interested in getting a COVID vaccine than in the higher-icnome countries studied.

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August 31, 2021

Zambia's news24 cites IPAs RECOVR survey of economic conditions in the country in coverage of factors affecting voters there.

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August 31, 2021

"Everybody has a mask these days, but some carry it in their hands, some in their pockets and some hang it on their chin" explained Chiribabu Maharjan, mayor of  Lalitpur Metropolitan City in Nepal in myRepublica's coverage of the launch of a campaign in the country to encourage mask use, part of a scale-up of IPA's research with partners on how to NORMalize mask-wearing in Bangladesh.

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