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A face mask fact check: why recommend them and can they make you sick?

Posted at 6:33 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 20:34:00-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Journalism won't settle the mask debate because it is fundamentally about a clash of political philosophies: the notion of community versus personal responsibility and the role of a government in drawing that line. In other words: it's a question for voters.

So the story above looks at two key questions:

1. Is there a scientific reason that masks became the official recommendation?

2. Can masks make a healthy person sick?