QatzelOk wrote:Surgeons wear those masks, for a few minutes during surgery, to avoid their own saliva getting into an open wound. As soon as they leave the proximity of the surgery (even a meter), they take it off.
This is lightyears away from wearing a mask all day to avoid spreading a pandemic.
First of all.. "few minutes"? Sure an experienced surgeon might be able to do a quick appendectomy in minutes, but once you start getting into anything more complex it takes hourse. A CABG takes 3-6 hours easily for instance.
Do you think the surgeons are spitting? The saliva that you are talking about are respiratory droplets. These are the same droplets that we want to curtail for the general population when it comes to covid.
Its hilarious trying to see you guys come up with silly excuses post-hoc.
Also, you think it is just the surgeon? The scrub nurses have to wear masks as well, so are the medical students in the room. Are you ok if ONLY the surgeon wears mask for your surgery? I bet you wouldn't mind if the anesthesiologists skips it, or if the scrub nurse skips it right?
Trust me, I dislike wearing the mask. I wear it 12h at home, I hate wearing it anywhere else.