2020 July 29, 12:29 PM, EDT
The basis of unpleasant reactions to the coronavirus in the USA is a relationship full of masks
The mask is the simplest and one of the most effective weapons against coronavirus in the public health arsenal. However, from the beginning, America’s relationship with face coatings has been severely degraded.
False instructions from health authorities, cultural reluctance to masks, and deeply polarized policies contributed. So the president did not resist modeling the benefits of face covering and condemned those who did so.
The results, according to experts, are the country that destroyed one of the best chances of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic this spring and summer. In the process, the U.S. has lagged far behind other nations that have spent nonsense about masks, costing lives, and jeopardizing the direction of recovery in the fall.
Author Griffin Witte, Ariana Eunjung Cha and Josh Dawsey