The great mask debate

Published July 30, 2020


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated masking guidelines since this was written. Get the latest information.

Recorded and written by KETV Newswatch 7

John Lowe, PhD, assistance vice chancellor for health security, takes on serious questions about masks.


"We're in a state of uncontrolled community transmission in Omaha."


Why should I wear a mask?


How do the different types of masks work?


Why should I wear a mask if I don't want to? Isn't the person wearing one already protected?


Why is mask-wearing such a divisive issue?


Is there any health reason you shouldn't wear a mask?