Americans are confused enough about how, when, and where they should wear a face mask, and now the two go-to organizations who are supposed to be the most knowledgable on the masks are contradicting each other. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are giving completely different recommendations about mask-wearing.
The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the coronavirus. This recommendation is the complete opposite of what the U.S. health officials are recommending to Americans. American public health officials want everyone to wear a mask in public.
A public health specialist for the WHO said, “If you do not have any respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask.”
The advice on the video on the world health website says, “Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers, or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.”
The CDC wants people to wear a mask in public…regardless of infection or not. They say it will limit the spread of the disease. This is after they first recommended that only medical personnel wear the mask and those with symptoms of the coronavirus.
Do you wear a mask when you go out? Do you refuse to wear a mask?