(CNN)Don’t wear a mask unless you’re sick. If you really want a mask, use a non-medical one. Actually, it’s better to wear a mask all the time. You must wear a mask. Even if you are healthy. (But maybe not if you’re the president.) The World Health Organization’s (WHO) apparent lack of clarity on whether people should wear face masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus is just one of its messages that has confused the public. Last month, it had to clarify one official’s comments on the asymptomatic spread of the virus. Now it is facing criticism over how it communicated the danger posed by airborne coronavirus particles. Britain is the worst-hit country outside of the US and Brazil. But it STILL won’t wear masks But a number of communication and behavioral science experts say the WHO is definitely not alone in bungling some of its communication around the pandemic. When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ditched the nationwide “stay at home” slogan and replaced it with “stay alert,” encouraging people who were unable to work from home to return to work at a time the when the UK was still seeing high numbers of new cases, he… Read full this story
- Public holiday surcharges are just a free pass to boost income
- 'I just killed my whole family - and I couldn't have done it without a gun!' Husband, 56, 'admits to murdering his wife, dog and cat in chilling Twitter messages thanking NRA just minutes after the attack'
- Quang Binh: people more satisfied with public services
- Trump's approach to Iran is muddled and unpredictable
- Democrats’ Healthcare Infighting Sending Mixed Messages to Voters
- WhatsApp Flags Messages to Stop Fake News
- Boris Johnson’s £1.8bn for the NHS isn’t what it seems – just ask the trusts
- Harmful protein build-up predicts brain tissue damage in Alzheimer's disease with 40% accuracy, study finds
- Roseanne Barr cuts a glum figure as she dresses down in a hooded gilet and ripped jeans during rare public appearance at LAX
- 'I confuse people': Noel Edmonds on bank fraud, Mr Blobby and his 'barmy' reputation
The muddled public message on coronavirus isn't just confusing. It's harmful have 369 words, post on edition.cnn.com at July 16, 2020. This is cached page on USA Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.