The Problem With Public Masking

Wear a mask, but please understand that it’s not enough. In a study of 11,000 infections, only 0.5% happened in public. The vast majority of infection happens where you sleep, work, or eat. Where we don’t wear masks.

That’s the problem. Public masking is vital, and shows that you give a shit, but on its own it’s insufficient. It…



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at