Archiv: University of New South Wales infectious disease epidemiologist Abrar Chughtai


23.05.2020 - 02:57 [ ABC ]

People in other countries have been told to wear masks to protect from coronavirus. Australia isn’t in the same boat

„I don’t think there’s any problem with people wanting to wear a mask. But there are some things we need to consider,“ Mr Mason says.

„The risks for the person who’s wearing them come from how they interact with that mask in terms of taking it on and off, maybe reusing it, or fiddling with it while they’re wearing it.

„While a mask can do that because it’s a physical barrier, what we do see is that people fiddle with the mask and are therefore putting your hands, which could be dirty, around your face.“

„Something we’re potentially likely to see here in Australia is people may put a mask on when they’re not feeling 100 per cent and go to work or school, which is what we don’t want people doing,“ he says.