Follow the science.
Listen to the experts.
New England Journal of Medicine
May 21, 2020
“wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.”
“experts define a significant exposure to COVID-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with SYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 for a few minutes (some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The possibility of catching COVID-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal”
“the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive action to anxiety over the pandemic”
There you have it folks.
— masks outside health care facilities (where you are interacting with symptomatic patients) are not helpful
— staying (6+ feet) away from someone who is symptomatic is your single best way to keep from being infected
— mask mandates are knee jerk reactions