CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield: “Face coverings work. It’s our major defense to prevent ourselves from getting this infection. If all of us would put on a face covering now for the next 4-6 weeks, we could drive this epidemic to the ground.” That’s it, folks. That’s the lede, the nut graph, and the kicker, all in one quote. (For those not familiar with these journalistic terms, bottom line, wear a friggin’ mask.)

+ “America’s divisiveness over masks is alarmingly familiar: Everyone from streetcar conductors to physicians railed against masks during the 1918 pandemic. Said one public official: ‘Under no circumstances will I be muzzled like a hydrophobic dog.'” FastCo: People hated masks during the 1918 pandemic, too. 675,000 Americans died. (Also, that’s no muzzle. That’s a mask.)