Sadiq Khan’s demand all Britons wear masks dismantled as BBC host notes major flaw

Sadiq Khan on Friday urged the British Government to agree to change their advice and demand Britons don face masks when taking public transport to help slow down the coronavirus contagion rate. The Government has so far rejected suggestions of policing the use of face masks, insisting they have been following advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the use of facial protection. BBC Today presenter Nick Robinson also pointed out to Mr Khan his demands could significantly backfire: “Here’s the worry and it’s reflected in the World Health Organisation advice, it’s reflected in the advice that comes to the Governments throughout the UK.

“These masks give people a false sense of confidence. You may say, ‘look, all they do is stop you infecting someone else.’

“But people wearing them feel invulnerable. I was told a story only today of someone in a queue in a shop refusing to respect the 2m distance and turning around to say, ‘I’m wearing a mask, it’s fine.’

“The problem is, if you wear a mask, people may say, ‘I’m fine then’.”

Mr Khan insisted he has been advising the use of face masks as claimed scientific evidence showed facial protection can reduce the risk of someone who has yet to show COVID-19 symptoms or who is asymptomatic from transmitting the virus.

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