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A National Mask Mandate Could Save The U.S. Economy $1 Trillion, Goldman Sachs Says


As mask-wearing becomes a political flashpoint—despite coronavirus cases spiking to record levels across the country—new research from Goldman Sachs suggests a national mask mandate would slow the growth rate of new coronavirus infections and prevent a 5% GDP loss caused by additional lockdown measures.

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden dons a mask after ... [+] speaking at an affordable healthcare event at the Lancaster Recreation Center on June 25, 2020, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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“If a face mask mandate meaningfully lowers coronavirus infections, it could be valuable not only from a public health ...


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