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Councillor accused of spreading 'damaging disinformation' on facemasks

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08.04.2021

A leading medical scientist has urged people to ignore the pleas of a councillor who has been questioning the effectiveness of facemasks against the virus.

Thetford Town Councillor, Mark Taylor, has come under scrutiny after handing out information cards around the town on the use of face coverings.

Thetford Town Councillor, Mark Taylor, has come under scrutiny after handing out information cards around the town on the use of face coverings. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Mr Taylor has claimed that many who are exempt feel too scared to go out, as “overbearing” signage in shop windows states that you “must” wear a mask to enter.

So, in a bid to increase shopper confidence, Mr Taylor said he has been distributing the cards to remind the community of the government guidance – specifically aimed at those who are exempt.

On the card, Mr Taylor, writes that those who feel anxious or who are walking outside in fresh air do not need to wear face masks.

On the back he........

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