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Mailbag: Face Masks

A reader sent us a comment about our article on the research behind face masks and whether people who aren’t sick should use them to limit the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, Explained

COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, Explained

Conflicting — and shifting — guidance on whether members of the public should wear face masks to combat COVID-19 has led to confusion about whether people should cover their faces when leaving their homes. We explain the evidence.