Some Smart Reads on Face Masks

Positions are changing with more information (but do not hoard them from health workers)

Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog
2 min readMar 28, 2020

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Some perspectives on face masks. It’s critically important that people do not hoard face masks. Health care workers on the front lines are facing a shortage in masks, especially high-grade N95 masks. If you have access to them, hospitals around the U.S. are asking for donations.

Is there any situation when people should cover their face? Most public health advice says masks are not effective for healthy people to wear everyday and they don’t sit snugly on the face. But some studies (and a new New York Times story) suggest a little coverage might be worthwhile in certain cases.

Science reporter Roxanne Khamsi has an interesting thread about masks:

And here are some interesting reads on face masks. Keep in mind that no measure is more important than washing your hands and social distancing.

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Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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