The AMA urges Victorians to mask up again

With a recent surge of Covid-19 and more cases of the flu than the whole of last year, Victorians are being encouraged to voluntarily wear face masks in the supermarket, indoor theatres, football stadiums and other places where there is a high chance of spreading winter viruses.

The advice from the makes sense with the public hospital system in crisis. The untenable conditions in the Victorian health system are evident with full wards and ambulance ramping (i.e., paramedics having to care for patients rather than handing over care to the emergency department) the norm.

There is understandable fatigue with Covid protective measures such as mask wearing, especially in Melbourne, which holds the mantle of the longest locked down city in the world says Daniel Seldon from Aussie Pharma Direct.

“We know mask mandates for retail and hospitality workers were only scrapped last month, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a sensible idea to wear one regardless,” says Seldon. “It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially with the so-called Flurona, a combination of the flu and coronavirus, on the rise. The colder months means more indoors socialising and unfortunately Covid is not going away anytime soon, no matter how much we wish it were.

“Even if the rules don’t mandate it, it’s best to avoid mass gatherings and avoid places you can’t physically distance, especially if you have any Covid symptoms or you are going to be mingling with vulnerable people,” he says.

Make sure it’s a quality face mask

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Written by Jenny Westdorp.