Anti-masks might want to check out what just happened when a woman with coronavirus visited a Starbucks

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Do masks really work? Ask the dozens of Starbucks customers who tested positive for COVID-19 in Seoul this month after a woman with coronavirus sat under one of the cafe’s air conditioners.
At least 56 cases of the coronavirus have been linked to this client, according to a local press report. The kicker: The four masked workers avoided infection.

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Customers, officials said, didn’t always wear masks because, of course, it’s hard to enjoy a latte when you can’t get to your mouth.
“That says a lot about the role masks can play,” Ma Sang Hyuk, pediatric infectious disease doctor in South Korea, told Bloomberg News. “Masks may not offer 100% protection, but there is nothing that works as well.”

Local authorities made it mandatory for everyone to wear masks indoors and outdoors this week as the greater Seoul area has seen an increase in coronavirus cases.
Still, the issue continues to be a divisive political issue in the United States, where some people dispute being told to wear masks, as if such rules infringe their freedom.
Earlier this month, for example, Robert O’Neill, the ex-Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden, tweeted – and deleted – an image of himself wearing no mask on a DAL from Delta Air Lines,
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flight. The carrier ended up banning him from future flights, as it did to “well over 100 people” who refused to wear masks in flight.
According to the New York Times, all states that have seen a drop in COVID-19 cases, such as hotspots like Florida and Arizona, have implemented some form of mask warrant and have also applied the brakes. on some of their reopening policies.
The global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 23.7 million on Tuesday, with the death toll climbing to 813,544, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has by far the most cases with 5.7 million and the most deaths with 177,279.

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