Everything you need to know about face masks | COVID-19 Special

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Everything you need to know about face masks | COVID-19 Special 4.5
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How useful are face masks during the coronavirus crisis? Experts can’t really agree on this: Should we wear them? And if so: who should wear them? Do they protect me, or the other person? And which types of masks make sense at all?
In many Asian countries, face masks are regarded as one of the main weapons in the fight against the coronavirus. And in China it’s even forbidden to be on the streets without a mask.
Here in Europe, we have mixed feelings about wearing masks. In times of scarcity many believe masks should be reserved for healthcare workers who depend on protection. But that view seems to have changed recently. Now more and more local authorities do recommend to wear masks in public.

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What are your questions regarding the coronavirus pandemic? #askDerrick

Author — DW News

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I wear a mask to protect you, you wear a mask to protect me.

Author — InChrist

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IF MASKS NEVER HELPED
DOCTORS WOULDN'T WEAR THEM..
THEY DO AND THEY DO.

Author — FreeSpeech FreeSpeech.

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Face masks are like condoms. They're not 100% effective, but you'll be glad you have _Something_ on.

Author — MalcolmRandall

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Guys at WHO definitely took their time on the masks issue. A bit suspicious, don't you think DW? Any mask is better than none is just common sense. It's hard to listen to them after all they haven't done. And btw not ALL European countries are this slow at making face masks mandatory. Some have done it weeks ago. It really isn't that complicated. Better a bit safer than sorry.

Author — Anna Hambalkova

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We've been wearing masks in Taiwan since the end of January, and we have 380 infected cases and 5 deaths. I think the numbers speak for the effectiveness of wearing masks against Covid-19.

Author — meiling459 juan

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Definitely wear a facemask. If it only protect you 25% you should wear it. Don’t care if people stare.

Author — AL HD

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Prevention is far more better than cure while having the opportunity to put on mask just do and forget about others opinions. Please staysafe 🙏

Author — basit savage

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If you had told me 2 months ago that the general public wearing masks in western world would become common in April I would have thought you were crazy.

Author — Bridget Leonard

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Wearing a mask brings more awareness, stops touching your face etc and keep distance nonetheless

Author — Jaak Savat

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In Many countries face masks are recommended for all. You touch your face less.

Author — Frances Lock

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They protect the person and others, south Korea did it right, masks, gloves, goggles, disinfecting streets and all public transport.

Author — Scott Fisher

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We live in a world of yearly epidemics and there's no studies on the effectiveness of this? Really? None??

Author — Jennifer

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we will speak to an expert of the WHO - okay all is lost

Author — Jeffrey Morgan

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4:22 Has anyone noticed Prof Ben Cowling calling it the "common cold coronavirus" at all??

Author — Paulo S.O.

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Just wear them when you go out to do essential shopping during these lockdowns. In normal times if you have a cold or hayfever or flu wear them.

Author — Denise G- Hill

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MASK IS MORE IMPORTANT THEN BRA OR ANY OTHER CLOTHING NOW DAYS

Author — Mohamed Mahfuzul

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WEAR you damn mask when you have to go out! Why is there a debate??!!

Author — Jason Warsong

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When the lockdowns start to get relaxed masks need to be mandatory. We need to try minimize the 2nd and 3rd waves.

Author — kevin Jhonson

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Wear what you can!Its hard to find mask right now just made a homemade one today with a bandana and coffee filter in it.

Author — Misty R