A man wears a protective mask in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. A leading scientist says that refusing to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as drink driving. Photo: AFPA man wears a protective mask in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. A leading scientist says that refusing to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as drink driving. Photo: AFP
A man wears a protective mask in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. A leading scientist says that refusing to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as drink driving. Photo: AFP

Refusing to wear a face mask amid pandemic as bad as drink driving, leading scientist says

  • If everyone wears a mask, we protect ourselves and each other, reducing threat of Covid-19 transmission, new studies from US and UK show
  • Masks block virus particle dispersion, which is key when sick people show no symptoms yet spray droplets when talking and breathing

Topic |   Wellness
A man wears a protective mask in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. A leading scientist says that refusing to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as drink driving. Photo: AFPA man wears a protective mask in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. A leading scientist says that refusing to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as drink driving. Photo: AFP
A man wears a protective mask in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. A leading scientist says that refusing to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as drink driving. Photo: AFP
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