Si, if the motivation for mask-advocacy were really based in a nefarious agenda of western security states, why would countries outside of that orbit, even those with excellent medical and public health systems like Cuba, be promoting them? Especially when such countries have been the target of relentless attempts at subversion by the west and have every motivation to reject policies designed to serve their agendas and to expose them as fraudulent?
I surveyed residents of Havana online and later in-person while in Cuba in December and January. Most reported wearing masks to "protect others and myself."
While masking has been broadly politicized elsewhere, Cuba mandated masks in March 2020, immediately sharing instructions on how to make them at home.
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