Famous Doctor Remarks: Masks for Alberta Schools Still Under Scrutiny
Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw remarked that directives for schools will be on a continuous progression as days roll by. She went on to say that the nose mask in schools is still under scrutiny. On Tuesday, the region announced its school re-opening plan that comprises of consideration of communal health procedures; one of which is arranging students into divisions and also maintaining social distancing. However, the Education Minister Adriana LaGrange maintained that the use of a nose mask would not be made compulsory for scholars or staff, though imminent changes are inevitable. Referring to Dr. Hinshaw’s advice, she went on to say that nose masks are not essential especially the young children.
Hinshaw alerted Albertans of a spike in the Coronavirus cases; she further spoke about the spread amongst children and assured the populace about the concentrated attempts on school re-opening measures. She went on to explain that the proof surrounding the use of nose masks in schools is being looked into and the directives for schools will continue to unfold. Some observers however said the recommendations were not comprehensive enough to secure children and teachers. Naheed Nenshi, the Mayor of Calgary pointed out the prospect of the city broadening its new regulation to accommodate the compulsory use of nose masks to schools.
However, Hinshaw expounded that young children might not find the use of nose mask comfortable and would most likely be susceptible to fussing over it which could lead to touching their faces; this in essence brings to light a remarkable element in the transmission of the disease. She pointed out that conclusion could not be arrived at yet regarding children's reaction to the use of nose masks; making reference to it as one of the many things they are making efforts to look into and understand, stressing on the importance of analyzing eventualities and probable reverberations.
Hinshaw also said unfolding documentation proposes that younger children are not likely to spread the Coronavirus but, some children who are infected with the virus might be asymptomatic and would transmit the disease to older family members. She also pointed out the importance of ensuring the elderly do not get infected by the virus.