I’m surprised that we don’t have more or better studies showing what effect masks actually have. Countries such as Spain and Belgium have made their populations wear masks but their infection numbers have still risen. The belief that masks can solve our problem is in any case very dangerous.
The only viable answer is to trust people to make sensible decisions for themselves.
It is a Swedish tradition that we give a lot of responsibility to individuals … we never saw any reason to take more drastic measures.”