As the days go by, more questions have arisen about COVID-19 and the impact it has on our everyday lives. One of these questions include the proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), particularly masks and gloves.
Medical practitioner and politician Kerryn Phelps has come forward with the statement, “Masks For Everyone”.
“The respected The Lancet medical journal has taken a stand in favour of everyone in the community wearing masks in an effort to eliminate transmission of the coronavirus disease #COVID19,” she writes.
“They say that medical masks should be preserved for frontline healthcare workers, and that cloth masks are ‘adequate’ for use in the general community. The aim is to protect others if you are infectious, whether or not you have symptoms.
“They say ‘mass masking’ is an act of altruism and solidarity. I think it is time for us to have this conversation in Australia as we plan for the next phase of the pandemic response. #Masks4All”
Watch her video above.