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Covid-19: will we soon be able to get rid of the mask?

2021-10-11T17:56:44.215Z

ANALYSIS - The Scientific Council calls for vigilance in the face of a “clear relaxation of individual barrier measures”. One solution might be to take it in stages.



Dedicated to limiting aerosol contamination, the mask is always required in theory in closed public places (transport, offices, shops, etc.) but also outside during gatherings, markets, flea markets, etc. But in practice, this obligation seems less and less respected and its legitimacy more and more contested.

Since the start of the September academic year, we have observed a clear relaxation of individual barrier measures

” including “

wearing of the degraded mask

”, thus notes the Scientific Council in its opinion of 5 October.

So is it time to get rid of it for good?

To discover

  • Covid-19: what we know about the Delta variant

  • Covid-19: the third vaccine dose, instructions for use

No one knows what autumn and winter will hold in store for us

Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Geneva

Its usefulness

"can be legitimately questioned during these periods of lull, especially since a

high proportion of the population is now vaccinated

, further reducing the risk of transmission and complications where the virus is still circulating

," says Antoine Flahault, director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Geneva.

No one knows what autumn and winter will hold in store for us,

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Source: lefigaro

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