Demystifying Medicine Video



Currently, we are still amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the ways we can help end it collectively is through the use of masks. This video describes the benefits of wearing masks (e.g. preventing the spread and potential community-level immunity due to reduced viral loads) and what your role is during this pandemic.

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  • Biscuit (Prod. by Lukrembo)



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