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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html, while the WHO says only caregivers and sick people should be wearing them: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331693/WHO-2019-nCov-IPC_Masks-2020.3- 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: https://trendingpolitics.com/breaking-trump-pulls-u-s-out-of-who-following-china-covid-19-scandal/