Vanity Fair: “I Was Looking at Them in the Wrong Way”: Mask Misinformation and the Failure of the Elites

As we know, U.S. authorities, backed by the Centers for Disease Control, are now recommending we cover up our noses and mouths with masks, after weeks of having said the opposite. That a five-cent procedural mask should take center stage in our discussions about societal distrust is almost disappointing in its banality… That misinformation about masks that was promulgated in multiple countries wouldn’t have happened without the support of the World Health Organization… Harvard epidemiologist Bill Hanage recently admitted to Ed Yong. “You’re not wearing them [masks] to stop yourself getting infected, but to stop someone else getting infected.” Yes, Dr. Hanage. Yes! You’ve got it now. It only took over 200,000 U.S. infections to get there. Article link: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/mask-misinformation-and-the-failure-of-the-elites