What Epidemiologists Make of the President’s New Stance on Mask Wearing

Progress is progress, even if it feels like too little too late

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After months of downplaying the dangers of the coronavirus and not wearing a mask, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that people should wear masks. “When you can, use a mask,” he said during a White House daily coronavirus briefing…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.