Most of us have accepted that masks help avoid spreading COVID-19, mostly protecting others from the wearer. Many US states have implemented some version of mask mandates. But it’s been mixed messages, and contradictory information all the way.
My wife and I have been wearing masks in any indoor place with other people since at least mid-March, maybe earlier. It seems the logical thing to do. But let’s question the common knowledge. If I was just waking up from an 8 month coma, where do I start on understanding whether I should be wearing a mask? Who are the experts here? What are they saying? Are there any experts saying a mask is counterproductive? What is the evidence either way?
Inspired By this and the preceding few posts.
I was surprised to find there didn’t seem to be a thread for this anywhere.