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Why don't family doctors wear masks?

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Why don't family doctors wear masks?

It donned on me that family doctors do not wear face masks when treating their patients. I asked my own family doctor that question once and he confidently told me he can tell since he knows his patients well enough to know. I find that foolishly arrogant and even reckless as most contageons have a long incubation period and if he caught something from one of his patients he can pass it on to you unknowingly and pass it. I think the idea of wearing masks out in public has just made so much more sense now.

What do you think? Overly paranoid or wise and prudent?
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Or these Hazmat suits, you never know, there was that SARS thing :D

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Corleone187 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 12:54 pm
Or these Hazmat suits, you never know, there was that SARS thing :D

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Why are you mocking bro? It's a serious concern. Health Canada should mandate people to wear masks while waiting. All these sickies coughing and not covering their mouths.
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Supercooled wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 12:50 pm
What do you think? Overly paranoid or wise and prudent?
Yeah, but then the doctors would argue that it costs money for the disposable masks, so they just wear one that they keep cleaning. Then you're back to square one, when they don't clean it.
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Micelli_Illuminatti wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 12:59 pm
Yeah, but then the doctors would argue that it costs money for the disposable masks, so they just wear one that they keep cleaning. Then you're back to square one, when they don't clean it.

A doctor gets paid $30 per patients. I'm not saying they are well compensated or they are not because I'm not smart enough to argue the minutia of the topic but it seems to me as individuals were forced to make this decision. Wearing a mask in public whether it's at a doctors office or crowded place during flu season just made more sense.
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Anytime I see someone wearing a mask out in public I immediately think they're a lunatic. That's what your immune system is for.
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Dpack22 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 1:11 pm
Anytime I see someone wearing a mask out in public I immediately think they're a lunatic. That's what your immune system is for.
Ok bro. I'm all for toughening the system and letting children play in mid and stuff but there's a fine line between being smart and being a fool.

It stands a reason you want to be protected in a environment where it's teeming with viruses like a waiting room.
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In Japan people wear masks all the time. Nobody thinks twice about it. Are the effective? Debatable. Are the better than nothing? Yup. Do you think that the family doctor's mask will protect you in an environment where it's teeming with viruses like a waiting room? Our hospital system does provide masks and asks (but not require) patients with influenza to wear face masks and actually requires staff who have not had the seasonal flu vaccine to wear a face mask when in patient care areas.
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OliviaAlgoz wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 2:05 pm
In Japan people wear masks all the time. Nobody thinks twice about it. Are the effective? Debatable. Are the better than nothing? Yup. Do you think that the family doctor's mask will protect you in an environment where it's teeming with viruses like a waiting room? Our hospital system does provide masks and asks (but not require) patients with influenza to wear face masks and actually requires staff who have not had the seasonal flu vaccine to wear a face mask when in patient care areas.
I was under the impression that all medical professionals need to be vaccinated?

Even sneezing in your sleeve is debatable as to its efficacy right?
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Not only that. Ask yourself why nurses wear their scrubs out in public when they've been around patients all day who they know have communicable diseases. I don't need to have someone's ebola cough transported right from their bedside in the hospital to my local food court, thanks.
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Piro21 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 2:42 pm
Not only that. Ask yourself why nurses wear their scrubs out in public when they've been around patients all day who they know have communicable diseases. I don't need to have someone's ebola cough transported right from their bedside in the hospital to my local food court, thanks.
+1.

You would think these medical professionals would have better sense. I know they will say the personnel's who deal with high risk patients get decontaminated or use different scrubs. I still don't want some small virus or bug with my meal either.
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Piro21 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 2:42 pm
Not only that. Ask yourself why nurses wear their scrubs out in public when they've been around patients all day who they know have communicable diseases. I don't need to have someone's ebola cough transported right from their bedside in the hospital to my local food court, thanks.
Well pointed out. I never understood that. In Europe, nurses are forbidden from wearing their scrubs out of the hospital.
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Yeah, people who wear scrubs in Public.......hazard risk alert!

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Op, what kind of mask should they wear?
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