Coronavirus: facemasks ‘as crucial as handwashing and distancing’
This article first appeared in the Times.
Not wearing one should be seen as antisocial, says top scientist
No one should leave home without a facemask and wearing one should be considered as crucial as handwashing and social distancing, according to the president of Britain’s leading scientific body.
Venki Ramakrishnan, who heads the Royal Society and holds a Nobel prize in chemistry, made the comments as he released a report showing that despite the growing evidence masks slow virus transmission, the UK is among the worst for wearing them.
“The UK is way behind many countries in terms of wearing masks and clear policies and guidelines about mask wearing for the public,” he said.… Click here to continue reading this article