A comprehensive guide to masks (Slate)

Who needs them, what kind you should wear, when to wear them, and why.

We’re going to be seeing a lot more face masks soon. After a week of rumors that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would advise regular folks to wear masks, President Donald Trump said in a press briefing Friday that “the CDC is advising the use of nonmedical cloth face covering as a voluntary health measure.”

This is awfully confusing. Back when this all started, we were told that we didn’t have to wear masks. You probably have some questions — about whether you should take the CDC up on the suggestion and about what changed. Here is our best shot at explaining what happened here…

To read the entire article from Slate, click https://slate.com/technology/2020/04/comprehensive-guide-masks.html


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