by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)
It’s been a while since I updated this blog. That’s what happens when you have a newborn at home: time just sort of slips away. That’s my official excuse. But the real reason is that I kept waffling on a topic. I was going write about what a second COVID-19 wave would look like, or an update on vaccine research, or a response to one of those endless streams of pseudo-science that keeps erupting from this emergency, or a response to that special set of contrarians who make interesting non-mainstream COVID points, or that long awaited analysis of the Swedish experiment. I just couldn’t choose.
But a question that I thought had been well settled and well understood kept being brought up in media interviews. So that’s what I will talk about today: why we should be embracing masks. (more…)