While the prefect of Mayenne decided to make the port of mask required outdoors in 69 municipalities from the department from Monday, the epidemiologist at the Gustave-Roussy Institute in Villejuif Catherine Hill estimates Sunday, August 2 on franceinfo that “it’s an extremely good thing, (…) it’s what had to be done from the start”. According to her, “the message must be simple: ‘Wear a mask when you are outside. Full stop!'”
Is it a good thing to make the mask mandatory outdoors?
This is an extremely good thing. This is what must be done. This is what had to be done from the start. That’s what we do in Asia. Either way, the message has to be simple: you go out of your house, you have to wear a mask. Common sense is to have a simple rule. The message should be clear and universal. Wear a mask. Wear a mask when you are outside. Point bar. It’s simple, it’s clear. And that’s what we should have done from the start. It’s never too late to do this right. We’re going to get there, but very, very slowly.
The epidemic continues and we continue not to control it because we do not try to quickly find the carriers of the virus by testing in a rational way.
Catherine Hill, (…)