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Sweden banning masks?

By GlocknLoad follow GlocknLoad   2021 Feb 16, 7:43pm 334 views  5 comments           share      

https://theconversation.com/covid-why-are-swedish-towns-banning-masks-153681

Officials in Halmstad municipality, Sweden, recently forced a teacher to remove their mask and prohibited the use of masks and all forms of PPE in schools. The municipality said there was no scientific evidence for wearing masks, citing the Swedish public health agency. At the time, agency guidance stated that there were “great risks” that masks would be used incorrectly. This guidance has since been removed.

To someone unfamiliar with the Swedish response to COVID-19, this mask ban might sound shocking. After all, while masks are not foolproof, there is evidence that indicates that they do help reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially in situations where maintaining distance is impossible – such as schools.
1   Bd6r   2021 Feb 16, 7:49pm  

Swedish response initially was that people with masks have a false sense of safety and thus are less likely to socially distance. Since social distancing is more efficient by far, they chose to not require masks.
2   GlocknLoad   2021 Feb 16, 8:00pm  

Rb6d says
Swedish response initially was that people with masks have a false sense of safety and thus are less likely to socially distance. Since social distancing is more efficient by far, they chose to not require masks.

Don't get me wrong...I love it.
3   Bd6r   2021 Feb 16, 8:28pm  

Swedes were the only ones in Europe acting rationally. May be Belarus was the second country that was reasonable
4   GlocknLoad   2021 Feb 16, 8:40pm  

Rb6d says
Swedes were the only ones in Europe acting rationally. May be Belarus was the second country that was reasonable

This is the first I've heard of anyone anywhere "Banning" the mask.
5   RWSGFY   2021 Feb 16, 8:42pm  

GlocknLoad says
After all, while masks are not foolproof, there is evidence that indicates that they do help reduce the spread of COVID-19


Where is that evidence?

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