Tam reiterated that wearing a non-medical mask outside “has not been proven to protect the person wearing it” and underscored that Canadians should continue physical distancing.
'Wearing a non-medical mask, even if you have no symptoms, is an additional measure that you can take to protect others around you in situations where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.'
There is emerging evidence that people infected withare able to transmit the virus before they develop symptoms, Dr. Theresa Tam said during a daily news conference on Monday.READ MORE:Similarly, there is also growing evidence that some people who have the virus but never develop symptoms are able to transmit the virus as well, Canada’s chief public health officer said.
[Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates]“Wearing a non-medical mask, even if you have no symptoms, is an additional measure that you can take to protect others around you in situations where physical distancing is difficult to maintain, such as in public transit or maybe in the grocery store,” Tam said.
Trending StoriesCoronavirus: Ford’s office says 500K masks held at border have been releasedStory continues below advertisement“A non-medical mask can reduce the chance of your respiratory droplets coming into contact with others or land on surfaces.”
Tam reiterated, however, that wearing a non-medical mask outside “has not been proven to protect the person wearing it” and she underscored that Canadians should not “back off” the public health measures put in place to help curb the spread of COVID-19, such as practising physical distancing.
1:12Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau says testing will be ‘essential part of how we get through this’Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau says testing will be ‘essential part of how we get through this’Tam said it’s still not known how big a role pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission play in “driving” the pandemic but officials know it is occurring.
As of April 6, there were15,806 confirmed cases of the virus across the country,according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read more: Globalnews.ca »
What the F is wrong with all off you unless your wear some high level face mask with filtration sytem or full body suit no matter what you do your aay risk Who is going to believe a word from her, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me You say do then you say don't ! Typical . Let's us know when you've decided once and for all
Will this bitch make up her mind already? Yes but it protects others from you if you wear it. Think of others too! so…shouldn't we protect others? She hasn’t proven to protect us either!!!! She is so clueless. Canada, the rudderless ship. Just send the rogue wave. firetam … incompetent fool … no transfer of disease if asymptomatic BULLSHITE re-use PPE BULLSHITE
Really? I will do the opposite 😷👻 Can she resign now that it’s confirmed she has no idea what she is doing? Tam is only repeating the WHO as long as JT says it is okay. TeeterTotterTam teeter-tottering on the most basic of preventative measures underscores the need for 🇨🇦s to start thinking for themselves and stop blindly following govt of Canada suggestions.
Q. Why does OR staff wear PPE? A. To protect the patient from infection. 2 + 2 = 4 The federal government has been behind every step of the way on this. Modelling doesn't work? Closing the airports to international flights is racist. Countries that are using masks have much lower curves but aren't proving this theory out? We need better leadership.
When Trudeau sent so many masks to China that there weren't enough left for Canadians, masks were no good. Then when somebody managed to convince somebody in the US to send some, masks were good. Now the US decides they want to save their own people 1st, masks are no good again. She just admitted that they had been reviewing the evidence for the last 10 days. 10 days! That is a lifetime for some sadly. What were they doing prior to that 10 day period? Advising it was not recommended.
What will her chinese handlers tell her next The only question that needs to be asked is, 'Does it protect OTHER people?' Don't forget about washing your hands and personal hygiene. It is a fact that a cloth mask will not protect you 💯. However, if we are all wearing a mask we protect each other and our chances get better. I agree with the Dr. Tam we should keep our Physical distance, but I will be wearing a mask, as well.
Everyone knows that regular medical masks don’t work like n95 masks but it’s essential to wear a mask to stop spreading the disease so she should be encouraging our society to wear masks this is complete nonsense the more you protect the less you infect CPHO_Canada Tam should start a new company. Rent an expert. Experience not required. TrudeauIsNotFitForOffice
She might be right about NON-MEDICAL masks but if you already have a SURGICAL or N95, then it’s better. Wash hands and dont touch face. Revoke her medical license. firedrtam So continue to wear masks? Got it 👍 Why not saying the risk of pandemic in Canada is still low? Dr. Tam? Thank God we have someone in charge who is smarter than those in charge of every other country on earth.
Holy ****. Just look at this. How could you be still this stubborn? 'a non-medical mask has not been proven to protect the person wearing it' No shit, Sherlock. We, your employer, have known all along that it's primary function is to help 'preventing spread to others'. Remember that objective, Theresa? c.c. CPHO_Canada
ezralevant “Theresa Tam lied about masks for months, to cover up the fact the Trudeau sent our national mask stockpile to China in February.” Sorry dont believe her. Somthing better then nothing. LOL, Masks for me but not for thee. I cannot believe this words said by the health minister of Canada. She has made a wrong decision at the beginning. Just look Taiwan, it's only 100 miles away from China and has thousands travels from China each month, only got 373 cases and people go to work and school normally.
So then when anyone is out, and going to be in a situation where they are close to others... they should cover their mouth and nose for the greater good! The Wuhan Wheezer should know. I have stubborn older relatives who swear by the masks and went out unnecessary due to their faith in the masks. Now if everyone wears them, I think they will go out even more😥 It gives them a false sense of security.
I would like to know why the construction sites are still working in Toronto. They are obeying the law. Bullshit! I get that she might've wanted the scientific evidence to be *complete* before announcing anything, but evidence has been around for weeks. It would have been ok to err on the side of caution. The late response cost us thousands of cases
Fuck Tam If we encourage that, everyone would be competing for masks with the medical staff, is that what we want when the resources are depleting? Who’s testing that? Why hasn’t any news media asked who’s testing this for the past 3 months lakecitygirl CBCNews CTVNews nationalpost CTV_PowerPlay globeandmail PnPCBC Behind__News JustinTrudeau theJagmeetSingh ElizabethMay AndrewScheer fordnation
This comment is so stupid and outrageous. Stop lying!!!!!! Just admit we don’t have enough masks for everybody. Shameful. Holy heck the amount of times Tam has gone back and forth is unbearable at this time. No one has trust in her anymore. The home made masks she’s now recommending are useless. If the media wasn’t so useless they might expose her horse💩. More criminal incompetence, she needs to be replaced
She is trying to save her medical licence Tam should see the global story from last week how other country’s are winnning because of masking in public Japan has extremely low numbers. Everyone wears a mask there. I'll have to disagree with her on this one. Can't wait for the opposite statement next week.
This women is a killer.
Tam offers new advice: wear a non-medical mask when shopping or using public transitThe country’s Chief Public Health Officer said this measure is now being advised to help cut down on transmission where people are infected by the virus but are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic Sign the petition for CPHO_Canada to resign as chief health minister for gross incompetence drtamresign PlankTheCurve cdnpoli standonguard covid19Canada JustinTrudeau Wow! This is so annoying. I was actually happy that Canada was taking this another way but turns out we were wrong all along. So with all the people losing their jobs, why does she have hers still? Is she sure?
He recovered from the coronavirus and now his plasma donation could save the lives of othersA California man who was diagnosed with the coronavirus and recovered has donated his plasma to help others fighting the potentially deadly virus. Grate news ! Only in Canada Hero!
Coronavirus: B.C. mill ramps up medical pulp production for U.S. supplies — but not for 3MHarmac Pacific president Levi Sampson said their round-the-clock production at the mill near Nanaimo, B.C., has been diverted to make the medical-grade pulp. Read this!! Trump is a fool FUCK the USA. Look after CANADA Pulp should be traded straight across for masks we provide material to make 3 mask you give us 2 keep 1 or they can go without
Apple to ship 1 million face shields a week for medical workersApple has said it will soon be producing one million face shields a week for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic . Apple is American owed. So wouldn't everything they make. Have to go to Americans only ? Because of the law Trump brought into effect 🤔 I would rather wait for the face sheild S plus model due out in 3 months Hopefully only to Canada!
Dimon says JPMorgan may suspend 2020 dividend over coronavirus crisisThe bank could look at the dividend if the GDP were to fall by as much as 35 per cent in the second quarter and unemployment rate were to plunge further to 14 per cent, the CEO wrote to shareholders globebusiness Kick the shareholder where it hurts. globebusiness Why is this man no in jail for few decades. He was one of the worse who caused 2008 crash. What does it tell you about America. It is mafia state.
Japan set to declare state of emergency to bolster coronavirus measuresJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns. It's far from over.