The New York Times has prepared a detailed map of the United States on the subject of the new crown virus, showing how masks are worn across the United States,media BGR reported. It makes it clear that large areas of the United States still do not have or are directly refusing to wear masks to fight the new crown pandemic. There are now more than 3.64 million confirmed cases in the United States, according to the latest data.
A number of studies have shown that one of the few tools to prevent infection (or spreading) the new coronavirus is to wear a mask — while keeping a social distance from someone outside the home. In fact, as we noted a few days ago, it seems that masks have prevented a possible outbreak of the new crown virus in Missouri. A few months ago, for example, two new hairstylists who tested positive for the virus received about 140 customers, but they didn’t infect any of them because they wore masks. The CDC even wrote a paper on the incident, titled “Two hairstylists did not have significant SARS-CoV-2 transmission after exposure to a hair salon with a general mask policy.”
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, broadcast a conversation thursday with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a White House health adviser, about the importance of masks in different places. “I just think… We still don’t have enough testing, the credibility of top scientists like yourself and the CDC is being undermined, and until recently, some government officials questioned whether people should even follow basic best practices like wearing masks,” Zuckerberg said in a conversation.
But there are still big differences in the way people wear masks across the United States. To quantify this behavior, the New York Times, in collaboration with Data and Research Firm Dynata, conducted a survey between July 2 and July 14, which resulted in more than 250,000 responses. Their idea is to see who supports wearing masks, who doesn’t, and where all this is happening.
In the darker color areas of the map, there are more people wearing masks. Unfortunately, light-colored shadows are displayed in large parts of the country, proving that many people in the United States still refuse to wear masks.