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Covid alarmist group OzSage mocked for advocating face masks in home, flushing toilet with lid down

Covid alarmist group is ridiculed for their list of 10 steps to reduce home transmission – wearing masks in the living room and flushing the toilet with the lid down

  • OzSage has published a 10-point plan to reduce Covid transmission in the home
  • The group of Covid experts includes epidemiologist Professor Raina MacIntyre
  • Not all medical leaders are convinced at calls to flush toilet seat with lid down 


A Covid-alarmist group has been mocked for advocating face masks in the living room and flushing the toilet with the lid down.

OzSage, a group of health experts formed during the pandemic, has published a 10-step plan to reduce the risk of the virus being transmitted in the home. 

The alarmist group includes Kirby Institute researcher Raina MacIntyre but not all doctors and medical professions are convinced about the long list of advice.

A Covid-alarmist group has been mocked for advocating face masks in the living room and flushing the toilet with the lid down. OzSage, a group of health experts formed during the pandemic, has published a 10-step plan to reduce the risk of the virus being transmitted in the home (pictured is a stock image)

The alarmist groups includes Kirby Institute researcher Raina MacIntyre but not all doctors and medical professions are convinced

The alarmist groups includes Kirby Institute researcher Raina MacIntyre but not all doctors and medical professions are convinced

With Omicron case numbers continuing to increase in the tens of thousands everyday, residents are advised to wear a face mask in the living room.

‘Wear masks in common areas during high transmission periods,’ it said in point two.

‘Research shows you need to wear masks before symptom onset to preventing transmission at home.’ 

The group also advocates sealing under doors.

‘Seal gaps under bedroom doors (and front door if you live in an apartment),’ it said.

‘Adhesive door draft stoppers can be purchased cheaply online.’

In point seven, residents are told to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down.

In point seven, residents are told to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down (pictured is a stock image)

In point seven, residents are told to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down (pictured is a stock image)

Paediatrician Fiona Russell, a senior principal research fellow with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, mocked the group’s alarmist rhetoric.

‘The 10-point plan recommends putting the toilet seat down before flushing,’ she tweeted.

 ‘I’ve been working on that for 20 years and even threats of death by Omicron hasn’t change that. 

‘I would like to know the evidence about preventing covid by toilet spray. 

‘In 2020 it was washing vegies with soap.’

Paediatrician Fiona Russell, a senior principal research fellow with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, mocked the group's alarmist rhetoric

 Paediatrician Fiona Russell, a senior principal research fellow with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, mocked the group’s alarmist rhetoric

OzSage’s 10-point plan to reduce the risk of Covid transmission

1. Ventilate the home by opening windows. If you have small windows, use a fan to move air. Check C02 levels and use an air purifier with a HEPA filter if open windows are not enough

2. Wear masks in common areas during high transmission periods. Research shows you need to wear masks before symptom onset to preventing transmission at home

3. Seal gaps under bedroom doors (and front door if you live in an apartment). Adhesive door draft stoppers can be purchased cheaply online

4. Use physical distancing where possible

5. Minimise visitors during high transmission periods. Visitor should have a rapid antigen test on the same day prior to entering the home, and should wear a good quality mask when inside. If weather permits, meet in the garden, balcony or deck

6. Do grocery shopping online

7. Open bathroom windows and flush with toilet lid closed

8. Develop a plan for how you can isolate from others in your home if you get infected. For example, if you have two people sharing a room, can one move into another room or sleep on the couch?

9. Set up a home Covid care kit including a pulse oximeter, a thermometer, rapid antigen tests, medication for pain and fever, two weeks’ supply of any regular medication, food and other supplies, and keep the numbers of your GP handy

10. Help family members link in for vaccination if they have not already done so and get your third doses. Have the children vaccinated as soon as they become eligible

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