Mask-wearing is becoming a social norm, but one to practise alongside other precautions: André Picard
2020-05-21 from theglobeandmail.com
After months of lukewarm enthusiasm for the idea, Canada’s top doctor is now recommending that Canadians wear face masks in public – especially where physical distancing is difficult.
Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer, said Monday that, as stay-at-home orders ease and the hustle and bustle of everyday life slowly resume, masks offer an “added layer of protection” against COVID-19.
That’s the important part of the message: Covering your face is in addition to other public-health measures – handwashing, cough etiquette, physical distancing, staying home if sick – not instead of doing those things.
Most people will take the advice in stride.
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