The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Health Journalist, Laurie Garrett, explains that if a virus is present, you would use logic to take the right steps to protect yourself.
However, she supports that wearing a mask is not one of those logical steps.
Garrett says, “When I was in the SARS epidemic, I saw it everywhere, all over Asia people started wearing these masks and it is alarming. When you walk down a street and everybody coming towards you has a mask on you definitely do social distancing.
You definitely — it’s just a gut thing, but did the mask really help them? Did the mask keep the virus out?”