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As the other two have said: it's a balancing act: Masks do work - the research shows that - but they aren't the same as Social Distancing.

Masks are altruistic: they protect others from the mask wearer (who may not even know they are infectious).
SD protects both the wearer and the others, to an extent, but can be defeated by poor ventilation and air flow. Very fine infected water droplets can "hang" in relatively still air and be breathed in as you move down an "empty aisle" for example.

My wearing a mask reduces the "fine mist" of virus particles you might walk through later, even if you are at a good social distance.

It isn't a "choice" issue in either sense: you can't rely on one or the other for reasonable protection; you shouldn't be allowed to choose to walk round infecting others with a potentially lethal desease.
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