Change.org Takedown The ‘Petition’ Calling On Quebec To Reverse Mask Rule

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Change.org Takedown The ‘Petition’ Calling On Quebec To Reverse Mask Rule.

A single cough can produce up to 3,000 droplets. There are fears the virus can also be spread simply through speaking. One recent study showed that we spray thousands of droplets invisible to the naked eye into the air just by uttering the words “stay healthy”.

“Face masks could help to reduce transmission in the community particularly if used in public transport and crowded areas,” says Ben Cowling, head of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Hong Kong, BBC reported.

Due to community guidelines violation, a petition calling on the Quebec government to reverse its mask rule has been removed from Change.org. A day after the government announced it will be mandatory to wear a mask in closed, public spaces across the province as of Saturday, a petition opposing the measure gained nearly 40,000 of its desired 50,000 signatures online.

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“Given the heightened attention and reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, Change.org has updated its approach to petitions that are reported for misinformation,” Change.org senior campaigner Sarah Dixon said. “Petitions that spread discredited information, are likely to incite panic or which could cause harm are not allowed on the platform.”

Among other things, the petition’s description said Quebecers expect the government to provide them with scientific evidence that masks are an effective measure against COVID-19 “before adopting such a measure that violates our rights and freedoms,” though evidence to this effect is widely available online.

Canada’s public health agency says face coverings are an important part of slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and the Center for Disease Control has backed this measure as well.

New study on face coverings shows the risk of infection to the wearer is reduced by 65 percent, said Dean Blumberg, Chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis children’s hospital.

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