Masks For All - Australia

Masks For All - Australia

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Sumi S started this petition to The Australian Government

Dear Everyone                       #masksforall

The coronavirus Covid-19 is spreading and has hit 1 million confirmed cases worldwide on 3 April 2020. Governments have advised not to wear masks unless you are ill. However, it is clear that if everyone wears a mask, it protects everyone else.

  • My mask protects you
  • Your mask protects me

As an example, the Czech Republic has recently got their whole nation wearing masks, changing an entire culture in days, and their case rate is much lower than other European countries. Update 6 April: Austria has been able to reduce their rate of infection growth, and they have also instituted compulsory mask usage.

The general public do not need N95 or even medical masks unlike Doctors and Nurses, so do not go out and buy those. Save them for those who are in close contact, saving lives.

We, as people on the street can make sure we do not expel particles when we speak, sneeze or cough. We only need cotton masks. Even one made from an old t-shirt will do. But EVERYONE has to wear one to be effective, because we don't know who is pre-symptomatic, and many are silent carriers.

We need for all of us to do this now. And we need the Australian Government to mandate this. The WHO is meeting soon to discuss this as a direction. But we can start now. Today.

Please sign.

Czech Republic's success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZtEX2-n2Hc

Background information: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/would-everyone-wearing-face-masks-help-us-slow-pandemic

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