The manifestations of racism such as those of the Sunday are of concern to health experts because they represent a risk in the spread of the COVID-19.
Dr. Cécile Tremblay, microbiologist-infectiologist at the University of Montreal believes that these large gatherings may have an effect on the curve of contamination that is now descending.
“We’ll see the result in two weeks,” says the specialist.
Meanwhile, the intensivist of the jewish general Hospital in Montreal, Michel De Marchie, says that it is not impossible that protesters asymptomatic have taken part in these means of pressure and they have infected other persons at the same time.
Wear a mask
Before the beginning of the walk, Sunday, Dr. Marchie recommended to be careful while wearing the mask and keeping some distance.
The mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante, has done the same on his Twitter account.
Last may 31 on TVA Nouvelles, the national director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, had also expressed concern about the demonstrations. However, he acknowledged that the cause was noble.
According to our reporters on the ground, the distance was little respected during the protests on Sunday, but the people wore, the majority of the mask.