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BEHIND THE MASK
    Katharine Kimball/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #763: TUESDAY November 24, 2020: 'BEHIND THE MASK' from ZUMA Press award winning photojournalist Katharine Kimball who talked to and photographed these mask wearing Oregonians during the global pandemic: For millions of Americans it would change their lives for the better if it became more of a cultural norm in the U.S. for people to wear masks when they're under the weather or in crowded areas. The West has stigmatized mask-wearing, but in countries like Japan or South Korea, residents might get dirty looks if they hop on a subway with a sniffle and no mask. Still, there's reason for skepticism. Not everyone in America is wearing masks, even now, when public health officials are strongly encouraging them to do so. Rallies to protest masks have popped up across the country, with many Americans pointing out that it's a violation of their personal freedoms. But for others, it could become the new normal. Since the start of the pandemic, many people bought a handful of masks for the first time and have gotten used to wearing them in public. Doctors and public health experts believe that American culture could fundamentally shift to embrace new hygiene practices. Welcome to: 'BEHIND THE MASK'
BEHIND THE MASK
    Katharine Kimball/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #763: TUESDAY November 24, 2020: 'BEHIND THE MASK' from ZUMA Press award winning photojournalist Katharine Kimball who talked to and photographed these mask wearing Oregonians during the global pandemic: For millions of Americans it would change their lives for the better if it became more of a cultural norm in the U.S. for people to wear masks when they're under the weather or in crowded areas. The West has stigmatized mask-wearing, but in countries like Japan or South Korea, residents might get dirty looks if they hop on a subway with a sniffle and no mask. Still, there's reason for skepticism. Not everyone in America is wearing masks, even now, when public health officials are strongly encouraging them to do so. Rallies to protest masks have popped up across the country, with many Americans pointing out that it's a violation of their personal freedoms. But for others, it could become the new normal. Since the start of the pandemic, many people bought a handful of masks for the first time and have gotten used to wearing them in public. Doctors and public health experts believe that American culture could fundamentally shift to embrace new hygiene practices. Welcome to: 'BEHIND THE MASK'