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WHO says there is no need for healthy people to wear face masks, days after the CDC told all Americans to cover their faces

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

On April 6, the World Health Organization released new guidance saying that healthy people don't need to wear face masks to prevent coronavirus spread.
Masks should be for the sick, their caretakers, and healthcare workers, the WHO guidance said.
Scientists and public health organizations can't agree on the best face-mask protocol, and the WHO guidelines go against CDC face-mask guidelines.
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No need for healthy to wear face masks, says WHO after review

No need for healthy to wear face masks, says WHO after review

9 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Organisation says no evidence that wearing a mask outdoors prevents Covid-19 infection Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The World Health Organization has held off from recommending people wear face masks in public after assessing fresh evidence that suggested the items may help to contain the pandemic. The WHO reviewed its position on masks in light of data from Hong Kong indicating that their widespread use in the community may have reduced the spread of coronavirus in some regions.
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