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Stop being a fearful, sloppy psychopath and wear your mask

The humble, but vital weapons in the war against Covid-19 have become weaponised as people resist them

Senior reporter

As the Covid-19 pandemic begins to surge through SA, the humble face mask could help contain the outbreak, as the experience in Taiwan, South Korea and China proves.

But even as countries such as SA and Nigeria make it mandatory to wear face masks in public, people continue to resist basic measures to prevent the virus from spreading, such as social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.

After first stating that there was not enough medical evidence to support moves for people to wear masks in public, the World Health Organisation (WHO) changed its stance in June to urge anyone over the age of 60 or with underlying health conditions to wear a mask in public, especially in situations where physical distancing was not possible...

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