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Face masks considerably reduce COVID-19 cases in Germany

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 90,488)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Face masks considerably reduce COVID-19 cases in Germany
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2020
DOI 10.1073/pnas.2015954117
Pubmed ID
Authors

Timo Mitze, Reinhold Kosfeld, Johannes Rode, Klaus Wälde

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 139 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 17%
Student > Master 18 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 11%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Other 10 7%
Other 32 23%
Unknown 30 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 13%
Engineering 12 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Other 42 30%
Unknown 42 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7239. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 July 2021.
All research outputs
#194
of 17,966,891 outputs
Outputs from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#7
of 90,488 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23
of 419,114 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#1
of 1,099 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,966,891 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 90,488 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 31.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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