For weeks we’ve been told that wearing a mask will not do the common person any good in attempting to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The World Health Organization (WHO) even weighed in, saying if you’re not showing symptoms or caring for someone that is sick, don’t bother.
But now, White House officials and Dr. Anthony Fauci are discussing whether to urge the average American to start wearing a mask regularly.
“I’m not against it so long as it doesn’t take away from the supply of masks from those who really need it,” said Fauci.
“Evidence does suggest that it does make a difference,” ABC’s Alex Stone told John Mercure on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News Tuesday. “Not so much for what you’re breathing in but what you’re breathing out.”
“China and Singapore think we’re nuts,” said Stone. “They believe it helps to quell the problem and bring down numbers.”
Fauci said wearing a mask does not guarantee that you won’t contract the virus, but did say it’s better than nothing.
“It’s not a hundred percent, it’s probably closer to 50 percent,” said Fauci. “But 50 percent is better than nothing.”