Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
I have been fortunate enough to to travel. For over twenty years, I have seen Asian tourists in multiple countries wearing surgical masks. Not all of them but a fair amount. Not certain what conclusion to draw from this observation.

Interesting article from 2014:

A quick history of why Asians wear surgical masks in public Quartz
Because their air quality sucks in the best of times and who knows what bugs are going to come out of their open air markets where anything that bleeds is on the menu and usually slaughtered on scene on a table of filth. Coronavirus Origins: Wet Markets Should Be Eliminated | National Review