More evidence that the cult of face effacement has nothing to do with preventing the transmission of disease, and everything to do with preventing the transmission of ideas:
Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant told reporters on Tuesday that Australians shouldn’t engage in conversations, even if both parties were wearing masks, and regardless of vaccination status.
“Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately, this is not the time to do that,” Chant said.
Take note she is not taking her own advice to put a cork in it, which would be my first request, were I in her presence. Silence for thee, but not for me, eh?
We can only anticipate the next diktat, which may well be to avoid speaking by telephone. You never know, “The Virus” might seep through the telephone wires…