PBS NewsHour

Should everyone wear a mask to protect against COVID-19?

Clip: 04/01/2020 | 7m Video has closed captioning.

Face masks are critical protection for medical workers caring for COVID-19 patients, but should everyone else also be wearing them? So far, federal health officials have warned against the general public wearing face masks when outside the home, but that guidance could be changing soon. Amid a global shortage of these masks, William Brangham reports on the conflicting debate.

Aired: 04/01/20

Rating: NR

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