According to a respected professor, it makes “no logic not to insist on the use of masks.”
After the coronavirus limitations are released, Sir Paul Nurse, head of the Francis Crick Institute, said that people should be permitted to enjoy the summer, but that “that doesn’t mean we have to throw open the door wide open.”
After the legal need expires, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng stated he will “probably” wear a mask on the London Underground.
Masks may still be required in hospitals, according to top doctors, especially in crowded areas like A&E.
It makes no sense not to require the use of masks.
We need realistic, well-thought-out, good ideas. In England, the legal necessity to wear face masks will be repealed on so-called Freedom Day, which is planned on July 19, while recommendations will advise that people may still opt to do so in congested areas.
“I think it’s not unreasonable for the government to open the country up more, given the successful vaccine deployment,” Sir Paul told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
But, it is not prudent to open up so much so quickly when the number of illnesses is rapidly increasing.
“Although science has influenced our decision, it is ultimately a political one.”
And while some elements, such as the economy, are crucial, some of this may be accomplished by keeping some of the checks in place.
“It makes no sense not to insist on masks being worn,” says the author.
We need strategies that are reasonable, well-thought-out, and well-executed.
Mr Kwarteng told Sky News: “I personally use the Tube a lot in London, and I would probably wear a mask in that environment, on the Tube, on public transportation.”
Dr Katherine Henderson, head of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said face masks may still be needed in A&E departments to “keep people safe.”
“So, we haven’t seen what the plans are for hospitals,” she told Times Radio, “but the likelihood is that we will want to make it as safe as possible for everyone.”
“And the only way to do that within a hospital will be to maintain hand cleanliness, social separation, and mask-wearing.”
“One of our concerns is that A&E departments are sometimes pretty congested places – so, as patients come in, we may need mask-wearing to help keep other people safe because you can be an asymptomatic carrier and come in with a cut finger, but you might be near somebody who is immunosuppressed with a kidney transplant,” Professor Laurence Lovat, clinical director at the Weiss Centre at UCL, questioned.
“There is no question that face masks have a huge impact on the transmission of droplets – these tiny particles that float around in the air,” he told Sky News.
“And one thing we don’t want to see is a large influx of patients returning to hospitals just as they are beginning to calm down and return to ordinary work.”
“And face masks are a pretty simple approach to prevent people from spreading sickness to others.” HEALTH Coronavirus / PA Graphics Nevertheless, Professor Sir John Bell said there’s no need to “wobble” on proposals to loosen coronavirus limitations, and hinted that vaccination immunity might be rising with time.
Evidence that vaccines are “holding their own” by reducing the chance of hospital admission and death to “quite little indeed” after two doses has encouraged the regius professor of medicine at Oxford University.
“That’s what the government is depending on, and I don’t see any reason to doubt that,” he said on the Today show.
“The second point is that our immune responses appear to improve over time.”
When you return six months after receiving two vaccines, your immune system will have built an even more mature reaction to the virus.