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CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public

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  1. Death
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    I'm kind of disappointed how many authoritative instances kind of bungled the communication with regards to face masks. In many places the line that they're ineffective has been repeated even...

    I'm kind of disappointed how many authoritative instances kind of bungled the communication with regards to face masks. In many places the line that they're ineffective has been repeated even though research, especially in areas where pandemics have occurred before, have shown a degree of effectiveness. I could understand governments wanting to avoid more hoarding and scalping, like what we saw with hand sanitizer, but to go back on a hard line like "don't use masks" erodes trust in public instances, which is just as big of a problem imo.

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  2. skybrian
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    From the article:

    From the article:

    Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are considering altering the official guidance to encourage people to take measures to cover their faces amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Washington Post has learned.

    CDC guidance on masks remains under development, according to a federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it is an ongoing matter of internal discussion and nothing has been finalized. The official said the new guidance would make clear that the general public should not use medical masks — including surgical and N95 masks — that are in desperately short supply and needed by health-care workers.

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    JakeTheDog
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    The CDC doesn't exactly have a convincing record of competency as of late. And this is coming from someone who works in medical science with public health friends a deep respect for public health...

    The CDC doesn't exactly have a convincing record of competency as of late. And this is coming from someone who works in medical science with public health friends a deep respect for public health policy.

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    1. skybrian
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      Nonetheless, there are probably many people who will only do it if it's an official recommendation.

      Nonetheless, there are probably many people who will only do it if it's an official recommendation.

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