WHO's position is that the research is "inconclusive". Does anyone think that we should wait a couple of years for solid studies for protection that is cheap and harmless? You now have a near consensus among experts that masks should be mandated, because there's plenty of evidence it's airborne: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/04/health/239-experts-with-one-big-claim-the-coronavirus-is-airborne.html Oh, and Dr. Fauci admitted that they lied about the reason to not recommend masks: https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/07/coronavirus-credibility-gap/ "Further corroding public trust was health officials’ reversal about wearing masks. In February, they discouraged their use and told the public there was no evidence they were effective. Yet when questioned by Rep. David McKinley (R., W.Va.) on June 23, Anthony Fauci claimed the initial guidance was motivated by concerns about medical supply shortages—not doubts about mask effectiveness. No wonder many Americans don’t trust the calls to wear masks."
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