Many Americans Say It’s ‘Their Right’ Not to Wear a Mask. Experts Say It’s a ‘Threat’ to the Country.

Updated September 1, 2020

Stories quote Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, on mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arguing that mask mandates infringe on human rights is simply “inconsiderate of others and a threat to the health of our country,” said Russo.