Should We All Be Wearing Face Masks? Here’s Why Experts Are So Conflicted

Conflicting recommendations

There is currently no evidence that wearing a mask (whether medical or other types) by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can prevent them from infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.

Understanding the spread

Current best evidence

Why don’t masks protect the wearer?

Do masks protect others?

Masks for some?

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