Covid-19 cases in the US are on the rise again as many states have withdrawn lockdown relaxations and imposed stay-at-home orders.
Another round of lockdown measures could prove devastating to the US economy. A nationwide policy urging people to wear masks could help save the economy.
Christopher Ingraham, a journalist, shared an article on research conducted by a team of economists at Goldman Sachs that revealed that wearing masks can help in saving 5% of GDP in the US.
The article notes that another round of lockdowns can be avoided if the US implemented a nationwide mask policy mandating everyone to wear a mask.
The US has not adopted a mask policy compared to Europe and Asia, where masks have witnessed a widespread uptake.
The article notes that state-wise implementation of mask policy has helped in cutting infection rate by 25%.
A country-level implementation may help in reducing the infection rate.