Tagged: face masks

The Strong Case for Mask Requirements in Public Transportation and Border Control Settings in NZ’s Current COVID-19 Pandemic Context - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 11, 2020

Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Sophie Febery, Dr Ling Chan, Dr Amanda Kvalsvig, Prof Michael Baker In this blog we identify six likely benefits from requiring fabric mask use in public transportation and border control settings in the “peri-elimination” context that New Zealand is currently in. Given these likely benefits and the relatively low costs (especially if the Government provides free … Read More

Why NZ should consider adopting “mass masking” as an additional step to speed elimination of the Covid-19 pandemic - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 22, 2020

Dr Ling Chan, Dr Sophie Febery Widespread public mask use is common in some Asian countries as a control measure in the current Covid-19 pandemic. There is some suggestive laboratory and epidemiological evidence of benefit for such mask use. Since the costs of mass masking are relatively low and there are no apparent substantial down-sides, it should be given … Read More

Should we all be wearing face masks to prevent Covid-19 spread? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 06, 2020

Maybe you’ve seen the graph that says those countries where everyone wears a mask are the ones that have managed to keep Covid-19 under control? The first thing to say about that claim is that those countries also did lots of other things, too – they acted fast, with intense testing, contact tracing and quarantine. The reality is, when it … Read More