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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I dont entirely trust US doctors at this point. They are telling us we dont need mask, probably so people dont panic because masks are sold out, and they are running out of n95s.

WHO says mask are provide increase protection. Asian countries all telling their people to wear mask. Why wouldnt you wear mask if you got one?
The World Health Organization does not recommend masks for people who are not ill:

"A medical mask is not required if exhibiting no symptoms, as there is no evidence that wearing a mask – of any type – protects non-sick persons. However, in some cultures, masks may be commonly worn. If masks are to be worn, it is critical to follow best practices on how to wear, remove and dispose of them and on hand hygiene after removal (see Advice on the use of masks)"

https://www.who.int/news-room/articl...id-19-outbreak

Save the masks for health care providers who are at the greatest risk of exposure to the virus.
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