“Despite messages from some health officials to the contrary, it’s likely that a mask can help protect a healthy wearer from infection.”

  • Benjamin Cowling, epidemiologist at the University of Hong Kong

“It’s really a perfectly good public health intervention that’s not used….It’s not to protect yourself. It’s to protect people against the droplets coming out of your respiratory tract.”

  • KK Cheng, public health expert at the University of Birmingham.

The Czech Republic took the uncommon step last week of making nose and mouth coverings mandatory in public spaces, prompting a grassroots drive to hand make masks. Article Link: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/would-everyone-wearing-face-masks-help-us-slow-pandemic