- Feb 18, 2004
That is interesting. Thanks for the update.Actually, there is some data emerging that it will stop you catching the virus, or may benefit viral load/severity.
The issue/failure of mask messaging was to say it may not help you but will help others. Unfortunately, a lot of people are inherently selfish and so that message doesn't really resonate. If people were told sooner than it'll stop them from getting the virus, then perhaps we'd have seen better compliance.
I also agree that if people were told wearing a mask will help them then there almost certainly have been a better adherence. However, now we have the problem that people will refuse to believe the new data...mixed messages are never good even in instances such as this where the message changes with the data.