Most Americans Support Wearing Face Masks, But Our Habits Say Otherwise

Updated February 8, 2021

Prevention reports on a survey which found that, despite recommendations to wear masks when you’re in contact with people outside your household to prevent the spread of COVID-19, only about half of Americans are doing so. The survey findings “are very disturbing and the main reason we continue to see the rise in cases and deaths,” says John A. Sellick Jr., DO, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. The story was picked up by other news media.