NY Times: Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired

“…the W.H.O. and the C.D.C. told the public to wear masks if they were sick. However, there is increasing evidence of asymptomatic transmission, especially through younger people who have milder cases and don’t know they are sick but are still infectious. Since the W.H.O. and the C.D.C. do say that masks lessen the chances that infected people will infect others, then everyone should use masks.” Article Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/opinion/coronavirus-face-masks.html

 

  • Zeynep Tufekci – professor of information science who specializes in the social effects of technology