Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that regular citizens don’t need to wear masks in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, unless they’re sick and coughing and sneezing. There’s also concern that health care workers across the globe are dealing with shortages of N-95 masks and other protective gears.
On Monday, Donald Trump said average citizens wearing masks is “certainly something we should discuss.” And on Tuesday, a federal official that the CDC is reviewing mask wearing for the public after receiving a request from the White House coronavirus task force, which is considering recommending it.” (The New York Times)
- If you don’t have masks at this point, you’ll probably have a hard time getting a hold of some.
- If you have some masks and it makes you feel more comfortable, wear one. If not, donate them to your local hospital.
- Perhaps the wearing of marks made it easier to control the virus in South Korea.