“If they know that it might protect Granny or Grandad from getting infected, I think they will adhere to this very easily”
— RTÉ Prime Time (@RTE_PrimeTime) November 25, 2021
Prime Time on RTÉ One.
TCD immunologist Cliona O’Farrelly supporting the National Public Health Emergency Team’s recommendation that primary school children from third class upwards must wear masks.
NPHET recommends that children aged nine and over wear masks on public transport, as well as in retail and other public settings where the rule currently applies for those aged 13 and over.
I was utterly dismayed to read that the National Public Health Emergency Team will discuss masks for primary-school children next week.
Government guidelines on how to wear a mask includes, inter alia, the following: always wash your hands before putting on your face covering; avoid touching it while you are wearing it; if you accidently touch the front, wash your hands straight away.
These guidelines are there for good reason. Touching a germ-riddled mask with your hands is not a good idea.
Most adults are not capable of complying with these guidelines. I really don’t understand how Nphet might expect our young children to follow these guidelines over the course of a six- or seven-hour school day.
In addition to applying the science, in this particular instance I would urge Nphet (and the Government) to apply some cop on.
— Erin (@erinstephanie84) November 25, 2021