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Theresa Tam issues new guidance on the wearing of masks, so here’s what you need to know

Theresa Tam has recommended masks for all Canadians, so here’s what you need to know

2020-04-07 3:55:00 AM

Theresa Tam has recommended masks for all Canadians, so here’s what you need to know

Medical masks such as N95 respirators are in short supply and need to be reserved for health-care settings

B.C. Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry, who is part of the special advisory committee that issued the new guidance, likened the wearing of a cloth face covering to coughing in one’s sleeve, or into a tissue.“It may keep your droplets in so they are not in the air or on surfaces around you,” Dr. Henry said Monday. “It’s not an alternative to the things that we know work. But in those places where you might not be able to maintain the physical distance for the whole time, like transportation, for example, or if you have to go out to the grocery store, it is an option for people.”

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She called the new messaging on face masks “permissive use,” and not a recommendation or requirement.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where physical distancing measures can be hard to maintain, such as in grocery stores.

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She'd better resign.. such a failure 😉 So now with the over supply of masks flooding the market, they are recommending masks. But when there was none to be found, the masks were useless. Stop taking people for stupid. Stay tuned to see what she’ll say tomorrow. Maybe, just maybe, they’re also completely unsure about this entire lockdown. We’re at the point where we’re fining people almost 1000$ for just being out in public. Is there any proof that these measures work? Sweden and the Netherlands seem to be getting by without them.

What about “stay at home”, “keep 2 meter distance?” That is what has been said from day one. Masks are not the first line of defence for the general population. “Stay the fuck home!” G&M headline is misleading, like usual...... Tam is a political hack just like the head of the WHO, who apparently isnt a medical doctor, not to be trusted to look out for anybody's interests but their own and China's.

She is clearly a 'slow learner.' The scientific evidence to support this has been readily available for at least a month. A shortage of medical grade masks does not negate the value of homemade masks. What she has done is give the simple minded an activity so they don't get bored. The homemade masks will be essentially useless, but it will make people feel important.

Now she recommends them?! She needs to go! First Canadians were racist, then masks don’t work and actually give false sense of security to now everybody should wear them. Oh, you NOW realize lives can be saved, by people wearing masks. Must be an 11th hour report. She wakes up now! Follower. We need better and more competent leadership.

Leave it to Asian to be deceiving and try to kill half of us!! Why are we weeks behind the ball on things? She needs to forget the mask and just wear a paper bag over her head. Am I right? (She's beyond ugly) Why are canadian Health Minister and doctor always flip flopping. It seems that lack the knowledge or part of purposeful lying. PattyHajdu CPHO_Canada

When I lived north of Kaslo, my nearest neighbors were a mile away, before we went metric, so the mask advice is fairly useless except in town (village) Dr. Tam is now closing the barn door after all the horses have left. Better late then never? Tell that to the dead... Or did they know it helped weeks ago and didn't want everyone hoarding mask and run out before the medical community could get some from 3m

I’ll be ok if only she wears a mask. The train has left, Dr Tam. Commonsense that masks can limit virus spread distances, just like keeping a social distances today. This should be recommended at day ONE. No one took this seriously. I just play on my phone when she's talking No and yes both your recommendations .

I think the issue is most of you still think the mask is to protect yourselves from the virus, when in reality the masks are meant to stop you from spreading the virus to other people,it works if EVERYONE wears them, but don’t be thinking you’re invincible with a mask on If all you smart asses knew this was the protocol so long ago why am I not seeing masks on everyone around Ontario?

Oh nowwww she’s recommending masks. Are we sure she won’t contradict herself AGAIN on this “decision?” If there was ever a poster child for a diversity hire, it’s this incompetent mongoloid. We can’t buy flour or toilet paper where in the fuck would I find a mask She didn’t recommend the use of masks. She suggested the use of masks if people wish to wear them.

Thank you Wait a minute. Wasn’t it just yesterday that she said they weren’t necessary ? What has changed ? And another thing Canadians are being told to stay home yet our borders are still open and planes from China and Spain are still flying in daily but I have to stay at home? How can she be so incompetent and still have a job? They should put a bag of rocks and play recorded WHO audio instead

Infecting yourself. She has done a good job of not jumping to presenting the idea of wearing a mask. The best defence is still social distancing and hand washing. To prevent spread to OTHERS if someone is possibly asymptomatic. It does not protect someone from getting it, as it is not an airborne virus. Wearing a mask can also lend to issues with potentially getting the virus as you likely would touch your face more. This potentially

A bit late in the day! Unnecessary deaths have occurred! It’s mind boggling how incompetent this government is! I think the point is.. SOCIAL DISTANCING and GOOD HAND WASHING is KEY!! She has reiterated this many times. Wearing a mask gives a false sense of security. This the reason to not emphasize or even mention. It makes perfect sense. She is now saying wearing a mask is only useful

She's incompetent and should go. Anyone informed about the science knew at least a month ago about the value of masks in preventing public spread. She's all about political spin, and completely untrustworthy. This is what incompetent looks like She hasn’t got a clue what she’s talking about because she told Canadians NOT to wear masks a short time ago - she is emblematic of the casual, confused, negligent approach of Trudeau and his gov towards this crisis - NO PLAN and NO interest until a week and a half ago....

Ya...like I needed to wait til April 6 for Dr Tam to tell me that I should wear a mask. Not wearing. Bad recommendation, just see the size of the virus! Masks must be only for Dr. An health workers Really! Now! What is GOVT hiding? What she said today is opposite she said days ago. In fact As an Asian she knows very well the importance of wearing mask, but she always pretend not know and did not urge Canadians wear it earlier. Our hard time is just because of her.

Jan 29 CanadaCovid19 Nobody cares what this joke thinks. Why we always get correct information too late? well..here is what she needs to know!!There is no mask!!you don't mean to buy it from Canadian Tire which has jacked the price 500%!!do you?!! Does she have shares No kidding. I knew they were not recommending to us because they had a shortage for the hospitals. Where are people’s logic? Does anyone question anything anymore?

This woman is a joke. Wouldn’t it be nice if all officials recommended the same advice? Consistency. Equality. After all we are one community and one people. JustinTrudeau fordnation POTUS44 POTUS WHO UNHumanRights I have no confidence in this woman. Too late. I still remember we were told to not wear masks to prevent public fear.

Anyone who has read the article knows they're suggesting it as a means to keep your germs to yourself, not to protect you from the virus. This is the messaging they've always given about masks. There is no change. Walking contradiction Didn't need the recommendation of an incompetent...... Ahh, Dr. Tam's advice. Always a few weeks late. I'd suggest we ask the Taiwanese what they did, rather than a lackey from the WHO.

Months behind! Most of us knew she was wrong! She should resign! Two months ago when case number is still low and nonmedical mask could do the job she said mask doesn't help, now when pandemic is new norm and only medical mask could do the job she recommends nonmedical mask. What she did is simply bring canadians to abyss.

Can we designate fabric stores as essential now? fabricwithdrawal crafter quilter askingforafriend Please ask her RESIGN Did she recommend or did she say it’s ok if you want to? Why didn't this incompetent advise this two months ago when we could have bought them? This could do with a more accurate headline. See picardonhealth.

.. I think most people have lost faith and trust in the good doctor ... IMO Just another important piece of information the government completely changed their opinions on.. much later She is always behind the curve 🙄 Tam Tam is a Chinese regime lackey. Now? Even when they’ve been telling us for months they aren’t effective?

English Canadian women. The opposite of Viagra. 8 wks too l8 Flip-Flop 4 or 5 ? Incompetence Most Canadians were on this before Tam recommended it. No need for people to wait for this government to catch up

Coronavirus: Wearing non-medical masks will help others but not you, Tam says'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.' This women is a killer. Can't wait for the opposite statement next week. Japan has extremely low numbers. Everyone wears a mask there. I'll have to disagree with her on this one.

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?

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?

Coronavirus: Wearing non-medical masks will help others but not you, Tam says'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.' This women is a killer. Can't wait for the opposite statement next week. Japan has extremely low numbers. Everyone wears a mask there. I'll have to disagree with her on this one.

Advice on masks is changing as coronavirus knowledge evolvesCanadian public-health officials are now saying that wearing a mask in public is a good idea to help prevent the spread of coronavirus – or at least not a bad idea Just like telfordk would gave written it.. You missed 'This just in from liberal_party HQ' The rest of the world outside of the Liberal bubble and their media lapdogs has known this for a while. The knowledge itself hasn’t changed. The position of these officials have because this is getting out of hand now. Too bad that they are two months late. Now with social distancing, we shouldn’t need a mask too often. I just hope frontline workers will get what they need.

This Yellowknife couple is using 3D printing to make masks more comfortable | CBC NewsWith health-care workers required to wear protective masks for hours every day, a Yellowknife doctor and her husband took to 3D printing to offer some relief. North This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. You don't need a 3D printer to make a mask holder, the filament for it is expensive anyway. Buy a spool of wire for like 3$ and you can cut a piece off, bend both ends a bit, and you've got the same thing. North Hail to Bill Gates for his humanitarian response in opening his bank account and forthcoming donations for quicker research to laboratories throughout for a vaccine. Mr. Gates is an incredible humane person. I for one am thankful for his humanitarian gifts. Thank you Bill Gates.