Friday, April 17, 2020
Covid 19 : Face Masks Not Mandatory For Malaysians?
It is hard to understand why the Bolehland government won't make wearing face masks in public mandatory in the light of the Covid 19 pandemic ravaging the world, including here in Bolehland.
It seems that only those Covid 19 positive are required to wear face masks
It is even more puzzling that for those Covid 19 asymptomatic, the choice is their's whether to wear face masks or not.
Are we telling the people that those who are asymptomatic cannot infect others? Is that the scientific understanding? If not, what is the rationale that it is not mandatory for them to wear face masks in public?
Are we making a huge mistake here?
If Covid 19 is spread by droplets from those infected, doesn't it make sense that wearing a face mask will help to at least prevent the spread of droplets from coughing or sneezing?
The argument that wearing a face mask might give one a false sense of confidence and lead to careless behaviour is spurious and doesn't hold water.
People won't simply behave as if they are superheroes just because of a face mask. People are not as dense as some people want others to believe.
What a responsible government should do is to ensure there are sufficient face masks for everyone.
Whether you like it or not, no country in the world has been as successful as China in the fight against the Covid 19 monster where everyone is required to wear face masks in public. And still required to now that the Middle Kingdom has effectively controlled its spread.
Not even our neighbour down south who is only now realising that wearing face masks is an indispensable tool in the fight against the rogue virus and has made wearing a face mask in public mandatory.
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Friday, April 17, 2020 Labels: Covid 19 : Face Masks Not Mandatory For Malaysians?