COVID-19: Plastic dividers widely ineffective or even counterproductive, Ontario expert says

COVID-19: Plastic dividers widely ineffective or even counterproductive, Ontario expert says

At first, some businesses used shower curtains or a makeshift plastic tarp to divide customers from staff members. Twenty months after the pandemic began, it is practically impossible to go into a restaurant, retail store, medical office, or other business without seeing protective plastic shields separating people. Now, one of Ontario’s top advisors guiding the province’s pandemic response says the plastic dividers may not only be ineffective — they may be counterproductive to public safety. “Science is evolving,” said Dr. Peter Jüni, scientific director of Ontario’s COVID-10 Science Advisory Table and professor of medicine and epidemiology at University of Toronto at St. Michael’s Hospital. Jüni told Global News in an interview Thursday that the use of barriers in public spaces may be hurting the effort to reduce the spread of …
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