People wearing face masks walk at Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower, as France began a gradual end to a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, May 16, 2020.

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At some point, wearing a mask in response to the coronavirus became politicized. But as scientists learn more, they strongly advise wearing them. 

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People wearing face masks walk at Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower, as France began a gradual end to a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, May 16, 2020.

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