shadowmoon Posted August 30, 2020 Share Posted August 30, 2020 (edited) . ..Each of these discarded masks represents a potential biohazard2 that must be managed in a similar way to discarded hypodermic needles and syringes. Other concerns—such as contamination by touching the mask then touching other surfaces and fomites—have already been highlighted. Additionally, the value of masks to protect other members of the public is diminished if they are incorrectly worn. As anaesthetists we have seen other health professionals in our hospital wear masks in a variety of ways—below the nose, on the chin—because of the discomfort they cause.3 Why should we expect the public to exhibit greater care in their mask wearing to ensure that the benefits outweigh the risks? https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2012 Went for a walk around town & counted 8 discarded masks in the street. Edited August 30, 2020 by shadowmoon Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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