“You can increase your risk of getting it by wearing a mask” … “If it’s not fitted right you’re going to fumble with it” … “Right now, in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks.” Those are the directives we’ve been given by America’s top health officials. But do they make sense? Other nations don’t seem to agree. And it looks like that advice, that seemed so certain, is about to change. Politico: Mask mystery: Why are U.S. officials dismissive of protective covering? (Maybe it all makes perfect sense. We don’t even have enough masks for our doctors and nurses. We don’t have nearly enough for our warehouses and delivery gig workers. So how could officials possibly tell you to wear one? Wear Protection has been superseded by Where Protection?.)

+ It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask. Here’s how to do it. (I’ve just been using my old football helmet mask…)

+ And that six-foot rule? It was “predicated on a model of disease transmission developed in the 1930s.” Short version: Longer would be better.