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The mask fiasco

The mask fiasco

Update: 2020-03-314
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Jane, Dara, and Matt on the evidence for mask wearing, and a totally non-coronavirus white paper.

Resources:

"Why America ran out of protective masks — and what can be done about it" by German Lopez, Vox

"Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired" by Zeynep Tufekci, NYTimes

"It's Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work" by Ferris Jabr, Wired

"Masks for Coronavirus Will Not Last Long in the West" by Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review

"FACE MASKS: MUCH MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW" by Scott Alexander, Slate Star Codex

"the global coronavirus epidemic: commentary on east asia’s response" by Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas, Contexts

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


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