Masks: Why Are They So Controversial

As countries begin to reopen their economies, face masks, an essential tool for slowing the spread of coronavirus, are struggling to gain acceptance in the West. One culprit: Governments and their scientific advisers.

Researchers and politicians who advocate simple cloth or paper masks ascheap and effective protectionagainst the spread of Covid-19, say the early cacophony in official advice over their use—as well as deeper cultural factors—has hampered masks’ general adoption.

Rod wants to hear from you about what you saw this weekend as Salt Lake and Summit counties imposed mask mandates. He'll take your calls at 4:05

Read the Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/masks-could-help-stop-coronavirus-so-why-are-they-still-controversial-11593336601

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