The evidence for everyone wearing masks, explained

Coronavirus evolving around a globe

There is some evidence that the public should wear masks. But let doctors and nurses get them first.Some studies in households and colleges “show a benefit of masks,” Raina MacIntyre, head of the Biosecurity Research Program at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, told me, “so it would be plausible that they would also protect in lower intensity transmission settings such as in the general community.” READ MORE