• Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?

    18 days ago - By Time

    Riding the New York City subway during cold and flu season used to test your stomach. The woman next to you was coughing. The guy behind her was sneezing. Somebody was always fishing for a tissue.
    That's a distant memory now. The subway is far emptier, for one thing-and with the riders onboard almost universally wearing masks , the chorus of sniffles and coughs has been silenced. During the pandemic, the need for that policy is clear. But should the masks stay even after COVID-19 is gone?
    Before vaccines began rolling out to the general public, masks were among the only tools available for...
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