Should you wear a face mask? WHO officials weigh in at today’s COVID-19 briefing


  • The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live Monday, 30 March.
  • WHO officials do not recommend mask wearing for healthy members of the general population.
  • Masks should be worn by those with the disease or those in close contact with those infected.
  • As lockdowns become more prevalent, family spread will become more common.



The CDC still states everyone should wear masks:, while the WHO says only caregivers and sick people should be wearing them:  Excerpt:

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.

President Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the WHO due to the fact it covered up the coronavirus outbreak for weeks:

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