As some have said already , mask wearing should have been compulsory since day one, but because the government had totally fucked up on PPE for the NHS they were telling us that masks made no difference, unless you were showing Covid 19 symptoms.
Whilst I appreciate masks only offer some protection, surely if they can help an infected person from spreading the virus, they can also help others from getting it?
Also, the fact that many people who had the virus weren’t showing any of the classic symptoms, then surely making everyone wear one works have been the safest approach,
All you have to do is look at the infection and mortality rates of the countries who have been using masks and the figures speak for themselves.
Until they start making it compulsory to wear a mask in enclosed spaces in the UK, I really can’t see the infection and mortality rate figures substantially decreasing.