Mar 01, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area

CDC asks public to stop buying facemasks as they don't prevent infection

While many people have rushed to buy facemasks as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, the CDC announced that it does not recommend that people who are not sick wear a facemask to protect themselves from the disease as it depletes the supply for those who actually need them.

"Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)," clarified the CDC on their website.

Full Story (The Jerusalem Post)

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