Covid-19: will we be able to get rid of the mask soon?


ANALYSIS – The Scientific Council calls for vigilance in the face of a “clear relaxation of individual barrier measures”. One solution might be to take it in stages.

Dedicated to limiting aerosol contamination, the mask is always required in theory in closed public places (transport, offices, shops, etc.) but also outside during gatherings, markets, flea markets, etc. But in practice, this obligation seems less and less respected and its legitimacy more and more contested. “Since the start of the September school year, we have observed a clear relaxation of individual barrier measures” including an “wearing the degraded mask», Notes the Scientific Council in its opinion of 5 October. So is it time to get rid of it for good?

No one knows what autumn and winter will hold in store for us

Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Geneva

His utility “Can be legitimately called into question during these periods of calm, and this all the more so as high proportion of the population is now vaccinated, further reducing the risk of transmission and complications where the virus is still circulating, estimates Antoine Flahault, director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Geneva. No one knows what autumn and winter will hold in store for us,

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