20 Jul 2020

Paul Zimmet, The Age's COVID-19 prevention poster boy!

©The Age, 13/20 Photos of the Week 19 July. Image: Luis Ascui
Professor Paul Zimmet was featured in The Age's 'Photo of the Week' selection for 19 July. He was snapped by Luis Ascui as he was doing his bit for community education. Paul has crusaded for public health and safety throughout his entire career.

This latest one-man campaign attracted a threat to attack him. He's not alone in this experience - anecdotally we've heard a number of stories from individuals who were wearing masks (prior to the Victorian government's mandate that we all wear masks in public from Thursday 23 July 2020) and were either threatened or physically attacked. Denis Muller's The Conversation article might throw some light on people's motivations and drivers for such antisocial behaviour.

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