Coronavirus second opinion: Don’t wear a maskmain
Eli Perencevich, MD, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine, has been talking to Forbes magazine. He says:
‘The average healthy person does not need to have a mask, and they shouldn’t be wearing masks,’ Dr. Perencevich said. ‘There’s no evidence that wearing masks on healthy people will protect them. They wear them incorrectly, and they can increase the risk of infection because they’re touching their face more often.
‘The one time you would want a mask is if you’re sick and you have to leave the house…If you have the flu or think you have COVID, that’s when you’d put on a mask to protect others. In your house, if you feel like you’re sick, you should wear a mask to protect your family members.’