The Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research (CIB-CSIC) has inaugurated this Friday, March 12, the workshop “Do masks really work? Let's prove it!”. Organized by the CIB's Research & Society Commission, it has the purpose to disseminate why masks and the safety distance are so important to stop the transmission of any virus, specifically the SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. It is financed by the Fundación General CSIC through the program Cuenta La Ciencia.
The workshop is mainly addressed to ESO and Baccalaureate students, although sessions will also be held for the general public. This first edition was attended by around 70 students from 1st and 2nd year of high school and from a Pharmacy professional formative grade, who have been very active with a long and interesting time of questions. In addition, they will have the option of winning a batch of dissemination books since the workshop includes a contest in which they have to present, in a graphic or audiovisual way, a scientific outreach work in which they explain how they would tell what they have learned.
The workshop, which if sanitary conditions improve can be carried out in a face-to-face format, has been carried out online with own-produced and external audiovisual content that helps to illustrate the importance of following prevention measures such as masks and interpersonal distance.
The next workshop will be held on March 18 and will proceed twice a month until December 2021. April sessions will be on 16 and 30. Those interested can register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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