World Council for Health
Mask wearing has become commonplace around the world. Though mandates have been lifted in many places, some individuals continue to still wear a mask, particularly in indoor spaces. And with predicted waves of Covid-19 to continue into the fall and winter, there are concerns that public health authorities will reinstate mask requirements and/or travel mask mandates despite evidence that they don’t work and are harmful.
Regarding mask mandates, many take the stance that it’s better to be safe than sorry. But others have questions. Are masks really safe? Do they prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Do you need to wear one for the benefit of others? Do mandates work as they claim to?