Covid-19 - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:49 pm on 15th July 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Green 1:49 pm, 15th July 2021

My Lords, in his answer to the question from the noble Baroness, Lady Wheatcroft, the Minister made a comparison which suggested an equivalence between mask-wearing and sneezing. The website MedExpress says:

“Sneezing is…an involuntary release of air that helps the body to get rid of irritants in our nose and throat”.

Does the Minister wish to reconsider that comparison and acknowledge that mask-wearing is a voluntary action available to everybody?