To mask or not to mask is a query that has no easy answers as we sit huddled in our homes, waiting for the COVID-19 curve to bend. Just how that vital graph will begin to show progress in the U.S. is unclear. Some say Americans can and should do more, and the viability of mask usage is a hot topic.
Though it remains voluntary, the White House – acting upon a CDC recommendation – now suggests that Americans should wear “face barriers” in public. The administration is avoiding the use of the word “mask” in its new guidelines as it does not wish to encourage the general public to use actual masks, which are so badly needed by first responders and health care workers. People are encouraged, therefore, to improvise coverings for the nose and mouth. The change has been inspired by new concerns that a larger number of people than previously thought could be asymptomatic; infected but unaware because they have no symptoms.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. EST on this weeks "Conversations Of A Sistah" for the discussion "To Mask or Not to Mask??
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