The end of compulsory mask-wearing is of great concern to patients who suffer from an immunodeficiency for whom it will be necessary to be more vigilant in public places in the future.
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"We don't know each patient's vaccine response. It may differ from person to person. We do not know who is protected and who is not. For these people, to see the wearing of the mandatory mask removed is a shock, ”says Geneviève Solomon, director general of the Association des Patients immunodéficients du Québec (APIQ).
If she is delighted to see that we are still getting closer to a normal life, she hopes that Quebecers will show kindness to the most vulnerable, in particular by wearing a mask in the event of symptoms of COVID-19 and by keeping their distance from those who will wear it.
“The person who wears a mask is not to harm others. It's not nice to wear a mask. If the person is wearing a mask, they need to wear one. To keep a few meters, it remains appropriate with the people who will wear the mask, ”she believes.
Some will identify themselves with an Immunoclip, a red "i" that attaches to the mask to alert people to its condition.
"It's fun, we move on, but we just have to remember that there are more vulnerable people who still have to protect themselves. We want these people to be able to take advantage of this new stage as well, ”she concludes.