We need universal masking.
China gives the earliest preview of a reopened society after a harsh wave of the
virus. And while the Chinese Communist Party has not been honest about its
coronavirus handling, Chinese doctors and citizens have largely been
transparent. I recently called some prominent Chinese doctors to ask why they
believe the infection is being controlled in most of their country. In their
clinical judgment, they believe the main reason is universal masking.
Spend more time outside.
Since April, weve learned a lot about indoor versus outdoor transmission of the
coronavirus. Early on, we closed parks and told people to stay inside their
homes. But studies have since shown that being outdoors with appropriate
distancing carries a lower risk of getting the infection than being indoors.