The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection just can’t seem to make up their minds. The WHO says masks aren’t useful for healthy people, and only recommends that healthy people wear them when caring for someone who is sick.
Dr. April Baller, a public health specialist for the WHO, said in a video:
“If you do not have any respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask. Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.”
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urges individuals to wear a mask or face-covering in public settings, regardless of infection or not, to limit the spread of the virus.
Dr. Fauci added some color to the CDC recommendation last week when he said:
“I want to protect myself and protect others [by mask-wearing], and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.”
Right. We should wear masks because… people should wear masks.