Petition - Make it mandatory to wear a face mask in public during Covid-19 Pandemic

(37 Posts)
newfunkychicken Sun 26-Apr-20 23:06:21

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/304397?fbclid=IwAR3AdnCG_2TM4mO1m2m_hHtYppGbj-gTd58D7RKHfg4Bb7x12clrVm1t990

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lljkk Sun 26-Apr-20 23:11:18

Well that's me fucked. I couldn't even get to work if I had to wear a mask.

RedSoloCup Sun 26-Apr-20 23:12:22

Where will we get these masks from?

BeforeIPutOnMyMakeup Sun 26-Apr-20 23:13:46

You make your own.

DuesToTheDirt Sun 26-Apr-20 23:19:38

No. The jury is still out in whether they are even if any use.

merryhouse Sun 26-Apr-20 23:20:04

Can I just put a bra round my head?

merryhouse Sun 26-Apr-20 23:20:53

a full-cup St Michael, you understand, not a lacy balconette

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FiveFootTwoEyesOfBlue Sun 26-Apr-20 23:22:15

Yes, the government should ignore the peer-reviewed research and scientific process, and instead make their decision because of some dumb-ass petition. hmm

newfunkychicken Sun 26-Apr-20 23:36:06

Other countries have scientists too:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52382196

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PicsInRed Sun 26-Apr-20 23:37:43

Why dont you just wear one if you want to?

Lockdown has the boss squad out in full force.

newfunkychicken Sun 26-Apr-20 23:40:21

Signing the petition is not compulsory.

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Sleepyblueocean Sun 26-Apr-20 23:46:17

What about those who wouldn't cope with wearing one? There would be zero chance of getting one on ds.

caoixr Sun 26-Apr-20 23:46:41

Our own scientists are saying now is not the time to be doing a controlled experiment on facemasks in the middle of an ongoing pandemic. We should be following other countries practices where they have infections under control. They all advocate their population to wear face masks.

News from a medical journal;

Prof Trisha Greenhalgh from the Nuffield department of primary care health sciences at the University of Oxford, and colleagues wrote a paper published by the British Medical Journal last week that argued in favour of “the precautionary principle”.
The standard level of scientific evidence is no good in this issue, she told the Guardian. Randomised controlled trials are the gold standard in drug development, but not appropriate to face masks in a pandemic, she said.
“The point is we have now got a hugely complex issue going on. The last thing we need is a controlled experiment. We need to follow the logic of complex systems,.”

Greenhalgh thinks the whole population of the UK should wear masks – just as they do in South Korea, where the epidemic curve is far lower than ours.

salema Sun 26-Apr-20 23:48:44

@merryhouse you can repurpose a bra as a face mask. Just make sure you use the left cup. Otherwise you’ll look like a right tit.

RapunzelinQuarantine Mon 27-Apr-20 01:33:00

Medical advice is that people who already have breathing problems shouldn’t wear them. I can’t breathe through a mask.

Soontobe60 Mon 27-Apr-20 07:56:12

I'll wear a mask when all the other idiots stop ignoring all the other requests to stay in, stop having gatherings like street parties, stop dropping their kids off at their parents house just so they can have a break, stop standing in the queue outside Tesco taking their mask down for a smoke right in front of me, stop picking up every damn youghurt pot to check the use by dates which takes ages even though I'm standing waiting to pick up one, stop letting their kids run round Tesco while they have a quick natter to a friend they've bumped into, stop taking their gloves off and leaving them in the trolley they've just used in Tesco!
Can you tell yesterday was a BAD day trying to shop in Tesco🤣🤣

AlecTrevelyan006 Mon 27-Apr-20 08:00:23

It a no from me

PumpkinP Mon 27-Apr-20 08:03:46

Nope, if they were giving them I would wear one I do not want to make one!

Bubblesbubblesmybubbles Mon 27-Apr-20 08:05:39

Id wear one if it was suggested to help me or others. I dont have the skills personally to make one though so I'd need to know where to buy one!

Id also want to be educated on exactly how to take it off safely and also how long to wear it for etc

But how would you get small children to wear one? I cant even get a hat to be kept on?!

longearedbat Mon 27-Apr-20 08:07:47

I think the people who were shouting loudly about 'lockdown now' have now got a new hobby horse to ride.
I won't be wearing one.

MarginalGain Mon 27-Apr-20 08:08:25

If you accept the wisdom of masks in public today, for covid19, when do you think it should it stop, and why?

EasterIssland Mon 27-Apr-20 08:12:11

I went out for a walk yesterday with dh and ds not wearing a mask.
I saw 4 people quite close with each other, 2 of them in their middle 60s early 70s wearing a mask, we saw these 2 later on their own. the mask wasn't properly adjusted, they kept touching it and they weren't with the other 2 people they were so close to before
Now tell me were the mask really protecting them? Or were we better protected by socially distancing?

Worriedmummy1976 Mon 27-Apr-20 08:13:15

This thread is deja vu from when ‘it’s only the flu’ and ‘well I won’t be staying in’ threads were going on. The science behind the masks is there and very soon the guidance will change to reflect that. Our government are just very slow to catch up and see nothing wrong with lying to the public to manipulate them. All the ‘masks don’t work’ talk was to stop people dashing out and buying them when they had been too slow to get supplies for the NHS.

BubblesBuddy Mon 27-Apr-20 08:13:51

If it’s mandatory, it’s a legal requirement. It will then be enforced by the Police. The home made ones are not efficient and I don’t want others diverted from workers and others who need them. We have scientists with very varied views on this and other countries have a culture of wearing masks. So no. Not signing any petition to lose even more of my civil liberties.

SnugglySnerd Mon 27-Apr-20 08:16:13

Would this include children because there is no way on earth my toddler twins would keep one on, they won't keep a hat or gloves on in winter. This rule would basically mean we couldn't leave the house.

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