- Published: August 7, 2020
You raise some great questions. We believe that relying on trustworthy news organizations that ascribe to sound journalistic practices is a good start (for instance, those that follow the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics).
That cloth face coverings (not surgical masks) protect others more than the wearer has been the overwhelming consensus of scientists and public health officials. But you may be interested to hear that there is some evidence they protect the wearer by decreasing the viral load they may inhale, which has been shown to result in a milder infection. Here is an article on that.