Updated: May 11, 2020
During this trying time, many are concerned about if masks are effective or not when there are so many uncertainties. The best way to protect yourself is to wear a mask (according to CDC) when you are outside, whether a cloth covering or a surgical masks or a N95. The concept is that if everyone wears a mask, the virus (which gets airborne from spit - coughing, sneezing, etc.) Will get trapped (or not travel too far away from the host). It also serves as a barrier for protecting people from touching their faces.
Suriving an invisible enemy is the hardest thing to do. It is only natural for people to doubt the process. The concern, though, is that people gamble these unproven conspiracies by being too relaxed during this crisis.
Wrap it up & play it safe. Don't gamble with your life.