Mask-Wearing Needs to Be Easy, Understood and Expected
Hong Kong has so far reported a grand total of four coronavirus-related deaths, while New York City has reported over 20,000.
Here’s another striking comparison: Close to 99 percent of Hong Kong residents have been wearing masks, to prevent the wearer from spreading the virus, since early February. According to a mid-April Gallup poll, only a third of Americans say they always wear a mask or cloth face covering outside the home. Another third of us sometimes wear a mask in public, and a third never do.
Universal face mask adoption isn’t the only difference between Hong Kong and the United States, and it’s not a substitute for physical-distancing, hand-washing and other preventive practices. But masks — …continued .
[Source: New York Times]