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Canada mandatory face mask?

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Canada mandatory face mask?

Germany already have mandatory face mask in public of be fined up to $5000. Canada should be doing the same? Just one more next to more than 2 people fines.
Yay, or Nay?
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Masks don’t replace physical distancing advice though (ie wouldn’t necessarily allow people to line up closer to each other). Distance still needs to be maintained, whether mask is used or not.
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Going to wallyword to buy stuff, the bank, public transport.
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cristianosham wrote: Going to wallyword to buy stuff, the bank, public transport.
What about going to those places?
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Oh good, this thread again
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Should be. There are plenty of face masks and face shields on the market.
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Yes, maybe then I can get my hands on some masks. Been too lazy up until now, to go hunt for em. Easier to laze at home and be like a walrus
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It should be mandatory but don’t get me wrong, it’s not to protect the wearer but rather everyone else.

There’s likely so many infected people walking around who have no idea they are infected and are coughing and sneezing out in public. Once everyone is masked up the aerosolization of an infected person is dramatically reduced. Without a mask on that infected person you’d have to be at a distance much greater then 6 feet to be somewhat protected.

People seem to not understand that the 6 foot social distance rule is to protect from people who are asymptomatic and are just breathing. A cough or sneeze goes much further.
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kramer1 wrote: Yes, maybe then I can get my hands on some masks. Been too lazy up until now, to go hunt for em. Easier to laze at home and be like a walrus
ACAMP (an Alberta technology company) developed its re-useable A95 masks that it claims to be similar to a regular N95:
https://www.actionbyacamp.ca/

Other companies are also selling regular, disposable face masks or KN95s:
https://supplies.odysseymedical.ca/
https://www.surgo.com/earloop-face-masks

Re-usable surgical mask: https://thesurgicalroom.ca/featured-products

If you prefer a non-medical mask option:
Vancouver Aquarium: https://vanaquashop.org/vancouver-aquar ... -facemask/
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Yes, because people don't/can't/won't maintain social distancing in stores (6 feet is a big space) and in elevators, also public washrooms. Some are still coughing and sneezing into the air without covering their faces. Is anyone wearing safety glasses, may get a cheap pair in case there's a 2nd wave or they relax the rules and let folks fly in from all countries (these waves happen at different times in various countries so can affect us at any time even if our curve is flat).
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Make it strongly advised but no fines.
People lost jobs and now you fine them, how they feed their family or they chose to pay fine?
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apnayloags wrote: Make it strongly advised but no fines.
People lost jobs and now you fine them, how they feed their family or they chose to pay fine?
If you can't buy or find mask face coverings that cover your nose and mouth is acceptable. So even a homemade mask is fine and there are lot's of video on how to make one DIY already. Heck you can even use your scarf to cover your face and is good enough.
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Yes. Social distancing is a sham because people simply do not follow it. Was at the pharmacy and people were within a foot of each other.
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JayLove06 wrote: Yes. Social distancing is a sham because people simply do not follow it. Was at the pharmacy and people were within a foot of each other.
That is why having a mask would reduce getting infected or infecting others. Just look at hong kong or taiwan where social distancing is almost impossible.
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cristianosham wrote: That is why having a mask would reduce getting infected or infecting others. Just look at hong kong or taiwan where social distancing is almost impossible.
I agree
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JayLove06 wrote: Yes. Social distancing is a sham because people simply do not follow it. Was at the pharmacy and people were within a foot of each other.
+1 On top of that, it's virtually impossible in places like HK. Never even heard of this lame moniker before....cringe!

Masks are the key, same place only has a bit over 1K infections and 4 deaths. No other way to explain it. A joke that some politicians are only now being seen in public wearing them, why didn't they prepare earlier and why not set a better example before? Such a concerted effort to downplay its effectiveness.
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tranquility922 wrote: +1 On top of that, it's virtually impossible in places like HK. Never even heard of this lame moniker before....cringe!

Masks are the key, same place only has a bit over 1K infections and 4 deaths. No other way to explain it. A joke that some politicians are only now being seen in public wearing them, why didn't they prepare earlier and why not set a better example before? Such a concerted effort to downplay its effectiveness.
Hong Kong has pretty strict social distancing. No large gatherings, no groups bigger than 4,
restaurants need empty tables beside each group of diners with min of 1.5m btwn tables, temp check


Violation of social distancing is punishable by 6mths in jail and 25k fine

Weddings upto 50ppl but no food or drinks

Here's Hkg legislation on social distancing

To minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the community, we all need to work together on social distancing.

Members of the public are advised strongly to reduce social contact to protect themselves and others: stay at home as far as possible; stay away from crowded places; avoid social gatherings; do not shake hands when meeting other people; and avoid meal gatherings. Enterprises are also appealed to make flexible work arrangement for employees to tie in with the Government strategies to fight the disease.

The Government has been reviewing the feasibility of relevant measures and will make adjustments on a timely basis in view of the latest development of the disease. Putting in place the new requirements to reduce gatherings could help enhance social distancing. When making the regulations, the Government has taken into account the activities and premises / places with higher infection risks of COVID-19, as well as overseas practices.
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202 ... 800720.htm

Hong Kong has legislation directed specifically for social distancing and call it as such...so don't see how you can say they haven't heard of it over there when they have legislation specifically for it and refer to it as social distancing
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StatsGuy wrote: Hong Kong has pretty strict social distancing. No large gatherings, no groups bigger than 4,
restaurants need empty tables beside each group of diners with min of 1.5m btwn tables, temp check


Violation of social distancing is punishable by 6mths in jail and 25k fine

Weddings upto 50ppl but no food or drinks

Here's Hkg legislation on social distancing



https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202 ... 800720.htm

Hong Kong has legislation directed specifically for social distancing and call it as such...so don't see how you can say they haven't heard of it over there when they have legislation specifically for it and refer to it as social distancing
It's all good on paper, but that's not reality, have you ever been/lived there?

Noted the law only started in late March, and considering HK is much closer to the epicentre, amazing again only a bit over 1K infected and 4 deaths. If you know anything about HK, it's virtually impossible to keep this silly 'social distancing' many times during the day.

Masks was and always is the key.
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