TWS Notes on the News #3
From the NYT article you refer to: "No study — or study of studies — is ever perfect. Science is never absolutely settled. What’s more, the analysis does not prove that proper masks, properly worn, had no benefit at an individual level. People may have good personal reasons to wear masks, and they may have the discipline to wear them consistently. Their choices are their own."
I think there is a distinction to be made between mask mandates, which mean little more than the majority of the populace wearing ineffective masks improperly and often without consistent monitoring, and others, like me, choosing to wear a KN95 mask that fits snugly in crowded indoor settings in public spaces. I think it is misleading not to highlight that distinction.