Don’t throw away the masks yet

As calls for the removal of masks mount, some public health experts have warned that it would probably be unwise to remove masks completely, especially indoors, as many countries are not yet out of the woods. According to medical scientist and associate professor at Cape Peninsula University of Technology Glenda Davison, the country would be in a good position to ditch masks once SA vaccination rates rose to 70%. Currently it is less than 50%. “Viruses evolve and new variants can arise. So we have to be very careful,” she says. “But that being said, I…

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