COVID-19: Quebecers shun the mask

COVID-19: les Québécois boudent le masque

The population of quebec is respecting the general instructions of prevention of the COVID-19, except for the wearing of the mask, indicates a survey published on Friday by the canadian medical Association.

According to the survey carried out by the firm, The Observer, from 13 to 17 June, less than half (42 %) of respondents said that they “wear the mask regularly in public places since the beginning of the crisis of the COVID-19”.

This is the setpoint the least followed in Quebec, according to the stroke of the probe, the washing of hands, physical separation, and the label breathing “with an adoption rate of 70, 95 and 93%, respectively”.

“Ironically, while 18-34 year-olds say 82 % believe in a second wave, only 27 % of them indicated that they have adopted the mask, pointed to the AMC in revealing the results of the study. The survey also indicates that 87 % of the quebec population in the age group of 18-34 year olds do not consider themselves at risk for developing severe complications from the COVID-19. Thus, it seems that the more we advance in age, most Quebecers see themselves as “at risk” and the more they adhere to the preventive measures.”

According to Dr. Abdo Shabah, an emergency physician and member of the board of directors of the AMC, “the message is clear”. “We must continue our efforts to protect our neighbors, our friends and our family,” he says, adding that “we are far from having finished with the COVID-19”.

The survey was conducted with 1,000 respondents from quebec’s community of users of The Observer.

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