Dr Claudia Pagliari Comments on World Leaders' Use of Face Masks

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Coronavirus: world leaders scrutinised over face coverings

While many global leaders have embraced the protective measure, some still remain staunchly against wearing a mask. In this article, Dr Claudia Pagliari explores the symbolism and significance of these choices.

N.B. Versions of this AFP article appeared across the international news media on May 8-9 2020

Period8 May 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleTo mask or not to mask? World leaders scrutinised over face coverings
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMSN News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionDr Claudia Pagliari offers an opinion on the motives guiding different leaders' choices about mask-wearing during the coronavirus and its implications for society.
    PersonsClaudia Pagliari


  • Covid-19
  • Face masks
  • Politics
  • Public Health