Should You Wear a Mask in Public If Not Sick with Coronavirus?
Global health authorities say no in March 2020. Amid a shortage of masks, the U.S. is sticking with that advice.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re not sick with the new coronavirus, should you wear a mask in public? Global health authorities say no. Amid a shortage of masks, the U.S. is sticking with that advice but Tuesday, President Donald Trump suggested people who are worried wear a scarf. That shortage is so severe that the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. hospitals, said Tuesday that if facilities can’t provide proper masks, health workers are allowed to…