Title Mask wars: Countries face off over how to cover up Disagreement over the science supporting medical-grade mask use divides Europe. Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet POLITICO Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 10/02/21 Description
The mask debate has reared its head again — but this time it’s about what type to wear. Several countries are mandating medical-grade masks in community settings as more infectious coronavirus variants spread across Europe, relegating homemade cloth masks to the outdated health recommendations of 2020. But many others, as well as the World Health Organization, are standing behind their support of fabric face coverings. Experts calling for widespread use of more protective masks say it comes down to a fundamental disagreement about what kind of science is “good enough” to support their policy recommendations....
Producer/Author Ashleigh Furlong Persons Claudia Pagliari
- Face masks
- Public opinion
- Public Health
- evidence-based medicine
- Health Policy