I’m a black man in America. Entering a shop with a face mask might get me killed | Aaron Thomas

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I trust the CDC’s guidance. But my fear of being mistaken for an armed robber is greater than my fear of Covid-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a 180-degree turn last week and is now recommending that people wear face masks in public. The guidelines say medical-grade masks should be reserved for health professionals, who are facing a shortage of supplies, and suggest that Americans use T-shirts, scarves, handkerchiefs, or any other spare fabric to make homemade masks to cover their noses and mouths.