Remember, it’s science!
So here’s science from the Queensland Government. First, they put this out and got ripped for it (as they should have):
Realising that they were making a stupid mistake, they put out an explanation – and this is not science.
Have they ever ridden a bike? Hold that thought, because here’s some science from the Victorian Government from 6 December 2020:
Quick question: which is true?
Obviously, the advice from Victoria is correct.
Here’s some advice from some friendly Canadians:
“It’s really unhealthy to wear a mask for prolonged periods because it collects bacteria and bacteria proliferate,” said Colin Furness, an epidemiologist at the University of Toronto. “And the warmer and more moist the environment is, the happier the bacteria are to multiply.
Furness says masks should be reserved for indoor use, in places such as in grocery stores, when it’s harder to keep a physical distance.
In potentially crowded indoor areas without air circulation — like a non-air conditioned public transit, for example — Furness suggests wearing the mask for the duration of the ride but taking it off once you get back outdoors.
And if you find yourself in a crowded park where distance becomes harder to maintain, like some in Toronto did last weekend, Furness says “just leave.”
“If we’re outside, regardless of weather, we should be staying more than six feet away and avoiding situations when we can’t,” he said. “I don’t want anyone thinking that wearing a mask is a substitute for physical distancing — it isn’t.”
Gary Kobinger, the director of the Research Centre on Infectious Diseases at Laval University, agrees that masks typically aren’t needed outdoors, but he suggests people always carry them, “in case they get in a situation where they cannot keep two metres” apart.
He also suggests folding the mask when not in use to “protect the inside,” and placing it in a Ziploc bag to keep it from contamination.
Price says masks will be less effective if they get wet from sweat or humidity because “moisture reduces the filtration.”
“That’s one piece of advice we give to our health care folks. … and the same principle applies for cloth masks if you’re wearing them outside,” he said.
They’re still making it up as they go along.
Oooh, that’s going to leave a mark
Blue lives matter makes a point that’s hard to refute.