Article originally published in The Conversation on May 27, 2020.
Masks help stop the spread of coronavirus - the science is simple and I'm one of 100 experts urging governors to require public mask-wearing, Jeremy Howard, Distinguished Research Scientist, University of San Francisco, May 14, 2020
This article explains compellingly and clearly the science behind why we should all wear masks. "...four recent studies show that nearly half of patients are infected by people who do not themselves have symptoms." If we all wear masks, we keep everyone around us safe and prevent the spread. The researcher also discusses why mask-wearing is controversial and has not been recommended uniformly despite the clear evidence that it works effectively.