It confuses me why US and Europe never encourage people to wear face masks. Was watching people on all those news channels discussing how China contained the spread with a lockdown and how Korea controlled it with minimal disruption, but no one ever talks about face masks. People are required to wear masks in China and Korea if they want to go out, whether infected or not.
Understand that there is a shortage of mask supplies and given that doctors and nurses need them the most, we don't want people to panic and hoard masks, but why not put a quota on how many each person can buy every day. More importantly, why not make those face masks? If GM and Boeing can make ventilators, Durex and Trojan can make masks too.
And if you can't make them fast enough, why not buy from China or Vietnam or whoever.
Trump wants to open up part of the country sooner than later, and I think it's essential that everyone wears masks then.
I am confused, is it a cultural thing or legal thing or what?