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A Chinese health official is warning that US and European nations are not taking an important precaution to slow the spread of cove in nineteen A. B. C.'s Stephen Olson saami explains the head of the Chinese center for disease control tell science magazine that the big mistake in the U. S. and Europe is that people aren't wearing masks many people have a symptomatic or pre symptomatic infections if they are wearing face masks that can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others they believe that even masks made of simple fabrics are helpful all right what about these masks ABC's chief medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton gives us some more details on how masks might help there's a largely to purposes for wearing masks one is to keep respiratory viral pathogens out and the other one is to keep them in surgical masks are designed to be put on sick people to keep viral pathogens in rather than escaping into the environment and infecting other people namely other patients or healthcare workers the N. ninety five respirators remember that's designed to keep viral particles out and those are for health care workers there has been a shortage of these critical masks and other medical supplies here in Massachusetts the World Health Organization for now is continuing to say that people should wear the mask unless they are sick or caring for someone who