As variants spread and countries continue to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, we must stay focused on what keeps us safe. During World Mask Week, we asked people to join the #WorldMaskWeek movement on social media by sharing a photo of themselves in their favorite mask and tagging someone to say #ThanksforMasking. People, leaders, and organizations from 171 countries across the globe showed their leadership by masking up, sharing with their networks, and encouraging their peers and communities to help us all stay safe and bring this pandemic to an end. To read more about the results of World Mask Week 2021, click here.
As COVID-19 variants spread and the pandemic persists around the world, there are a lot of questions about masking. Read our new policy brief which sets out why wearing a mask is still critical to stop COVID-19 and learn what governments, citizens and businesses can continue to do to promote widespread mask usage as an evidence-based intervention.
We are proud to participate in #WorldMaskWeek with @PandemicAction. As we get closer to the end of this #pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we stay focused on what keeps us safe. #ThanksForMasking@JNkengasong @laktarr001 @djoudalbaye pic.twitter.com/f7rNEyrTy3— Africa CDC (@AfricaCDC) July 12, 2021
It's #WorldMaskWeek. A properly fitted mask reduces your risk of #COVID19. #ThanksForMasking & helping to stop the virus spreading further.— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) July 12, 2021
But to stay safe, 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥:
-Clean your hands
-Get vaccinated when it's your turn pic.twitter.com/vf6CWl9LCk
#WorldMaskWeek is a timely reminder to KEEP IT UP— Dr Matshidiso Moeti (@MoetiTshidi) July 14, 2021
Life may seem like it's almost back to normal, but the pandemic is not over yet!
Africa is in the midst of a full-blown third wave with new cases & deaths soaring every week. Keep masking & save lives. #ThanksForMasking pic.twitter.com/0ZqikeYQIC
It's #WorldMaskWeek.— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) July 16, 2021
Wearing masks significantly reduces spread of Covid, even of variant strains.
The pandemic isn't over. Protect yourself and your community by masking up, avoiding indoor crowds, and getting vaccinated as soon as you can. #ThanksForMasking pic.twitter.com/ssbOvGuX1K
It’s #WorldMaskWeek! 😷#ThanksForMasking and doing your part to end this pandemic. Share a photo of yourself in your favorite mask and tag someone to say #ThanksforMasking— Women In Global Health (@womeninGH) July 12, 2021
Here is a picture of @RoopaDhatt with her mask @PandemicAction pic.twitter.com/2lCUbXh124