Coronavirus: health researchers urge global authorities to consider broadening use of face masks – Inkstone

A number of researchers have urged health authorities to reconsider their recommendations that only the sick should wear a face mask in public spaces.

Even though the CDC and WHO do not recommend that healthy individuals wear a mask in public, this recommendation is being challenged. A group of health researchers argued that the coronavirus has “defied conventional containment strategy” because patients at the early stages of infection may not show symptoms while being infectious. If you need to go out in public, it is best practice to wear a mask.  Any mask, even a simple cloth one, will provide some protection for you and others you may be around.