Covid-19: Public health doctors advocate continued use of the mask

COVID-19: PUBLIC HEALTH DOCTORS ADVOCATE CONTINUED USE OF THE MASKThe Association of Public Health Physicians today defended the continued use of masks to prevent Covid-19 and the flu, and to be able to spend a “more controlled” winter, allowing the national health service to resume a normal service.

The Socialist Party (PS) however told the Lusa news agency that it will not propose the renewal of the mandatory use of masks in outdoor public space, a regulation that expires on September 12th, a position that coincides directly with that of the General Directorate of Health.
The president of the PSD Parliamentary Group, Adão Silva, stated that only a sudden worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic in the coming days would prevent the Social Democrats from defending the end of street masks.

“The National Association of Public Health Physicians continues to suggest that especially in this winter phase that we are about to enter, the mask continues to be personal protective equipment used by everyone or almost everyone so that we can protect ourselves not only from the Covid- 19, but also from the flu”, defended Gustavo Tato Borges, president of the National Association of Public Health Physicians (ANMSP).

According to the expert, this measure will make it possible to spend "a much more controlled winter" and will also allow the National Health Service to resume the delay it has with regard to surgeries, consultations and monitoring of other patients.

For Gustavo Tato Borges, it is essential that people understand that the decision to end the mandatory use of masks in public spaces is “a political decision”.

"It is the politicians who must assume whether or not it continues [the use of masks in public spaces] and, although this obligation is likely to drop [on Sunday], it is our duty to continue to take measures to protect our health and the use of masks it is clearly one of them”, he stressed.

In his opinion, it makes perfect sense that, at least, during the winter, one should continue to wear a mask, especially the frail and chronically ill, the elderly, the immunocompromised and all those who have a family member or a carer with whom they come in contact with, in order to be more protected.

The issue of whether or not to renew the mandatory use of masks in outdoor public spaces is one of the issues that may be analysed next Wednesday, during the meeting of the conference of parliamentary leaders, which will set the first schedules for the new legislative session.

Asked if the use of masks in the workplace for eight hours could cause any problems, Gustavo Tato Borges stated that everything depends on the workplace and the type of work being carried out.

“If it's a very physical job, it might be more complicated to wear the mask for so long, but if it's not so physical, it's probably easier to do it,” he commented.

The specialist gave the example of health professionals who, during the pandemic, have been wearing masks uninterruptedly during their service.

“Therefore, it is possible to use [mask], but of course I understand that for some jobs it may be more difficult,” he said, pointing out that in places where workers have a physical distance of two metres it may be possible to remove the mask."

 

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+3 #14 Chip 2021-09-15 12:49
Quoting Norman L:
Quoting Chip:
David - you expect us to take you seriously.
Next time you're visiting Fruitloop Hospital head for Psychiatry not Virology.


You'll have to let this one go, Chip. It's from Douglas Adams (although it's totally irrelevant to anything).

So long and thanks for all the fish :-)
+4 #13 Norman L 2021-09-14 17:57
Quoting Chip:
David - you expect us to take you seriously.
Next time you're visiting Fruitloop Hospital head for Psychiatry not Virology.


You'll have to let this one go, Chip. It's from Douglas Adams (although it's totally irrelevant to anything).
+3 #12 Chip 2021-09-14 13:27
David - you expect us to take you seriously.
Next time you're visiting Fruitloop Hospital head for Psychiatry not Virology.
-3 #11 David 2021-09-13 23:51
"So for instance, when in a recent national speech the Financial Minister of the Royal World Estate of Quarlvista actually dared to say that due to one thing and another and the fact that no one had made any food for a while and that the King seemed to have died and that most of the population had been on holiday now for over three years, the economy was now in what he called ‘one whole joojooflop situation’, everyone was so pleased he felt able to come out and say it that they quite failed to notice that their five thousand year old civilization had just collapsed overnight."
+3 #10 Norman L 2021-09-13 21:07
Quoting Norman L:
The recording could have been cut to about 20 seconds, since he repeats himself over and over. I'm sure the COVID staff trying to keep their heads above water really appreciate his defence of our freedoms.


Oh, and if he's a judge he's probably not making laws.
0 #9 Norman L 2021-09-13 13:27
The recording could have been cut to about 20 seconds, since he repeats himself over and over. I'm sure the COVID staff trying to keep their heads above water really appreciate his defence of our freedoms.
-1 #8 David 2021-09-13 00:14
Judge Dr.Rui da Fonseca shows the rest of the world how all lawmakers should be acting:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/aTq436z6OSiy/
-2 #7 Chip 2021-09-10 21:43
Quoting David:
Masks are unhealthy.
https://vernoncoleman.com/bannedmaskbook.pdf

If Vernon Coleman says so it must be complete nonsense. Try following medics not nutters David.
+1 #6 Norman L 2021-09-10 17:26
Quoting David:
Masks are unhealthy.
https://vernoncoleman.com/bannedmaskbook.pdf



I just had a quick look. Loads of laughs. From the man who denies the existence of AIDS. Who is supposed to have banned him?
+2 #5 Stuart Wood 2021-09-10 13:03
Quoting Chip:
Quoting Brook:
I will be glad when the mandatory wearing of masks is abolished, but I will continue to wear a mask when I am in a confined space like public transport, airport or a doctors surgery.
I hope the mandatory use of hand sanitizers in public places like supermarkets, cafes and restaurants will continue for a further year to allow data to be produced in relation to reducing the flu and common cold viruses.

I see no point in masks outdoors, but if they stop the spread indoors by even 10% it's worth it and I will wear one, even though I hate them.


Agree, unless in crowded outdoor events! Small inconvenience compared to actual benefit. Think PT has it spot on here compared to some other countries, which shall remain nameless!

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