To mask, or not to mask?
Melbourne being thrust into lockdown has reignited debate surrounding the use of masks. Today, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) called for all Victorians to wear masks in public spaces. AMA President Julian Rait says that masks “are almost as effective as a lockdown”.
However, there is backlash from parts of the community with people suggesting that masks may do more damage than good.
Taghrid Istivan, Associate Professor at RMIT University, joins Luke Grant to set the record straight on masks.
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