What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Face Mask?

To wear a face mask or not? The advice has been confusing. In China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the general public has been encouraged to wear masks to prevent getting or spreading the novel coronavirus. But the World Health Organization only recommends wearing a mask if you’re taking care of a person suspected of having the virus.

Since the coronavirus threat began in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been recommending that members of the general public wear a face mask if infected with the coronavirus.

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