Why East Asians Were Wearing Masks Long Before COVID-19

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icon_facebook Created with Sketch. icon_twitter Created with Sketch. icon_pinterest Created with Sketch. icon_comment Created with Sketch. Growing up in South Korea, Jamie Cho knew from childhood that if she got sick, she had to put a face mask on, even if it was just a common cold. “My parents told me it was to keep myself and others safe,” she told HuffPost. “I would see others wear masks as well, especially during the winter seasons.” The masks weren’t just a medical accessory, she said. For many, they served an aesthetic purpose: something a woman might put on to cover a...