Covid alarmist group OzSage has been mocked for advocating face masks at home, flushing the toilet with the lid down

The Covid alarmist group is ridiculed for its list of 10 steps to reduce transmission in the home – wear masks in the living room and flush the toilet with the lid down

  • OzSage has released a 10-point plan to reduce Covid transmission at home
  • Covid expert panel includes epidemiologist Professor Raina MacIntyre
  • Not all medical leaders are convinced on calls to flush the toilet with the lid down










A group of Covid alarmists have 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, released a 10-step plan to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus at home.

The organization – which supports strict sanitary measures – includes Kirby Institute biosecurity researcher and epidemiologist Raina MacIntyre.

But not all doctors and medical professions are convinced by the long list of advice, which also includes sealing doors and buying supplies for two weeks.

A group of Covid alarmists have 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, released a 10-step plan to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus at home (pictured is a stock image)

The group includes Kirby Institute researcher Raina MacIntyre, but not all doctors and medical professionals are sold on their 10-step plan.

The group includes Kirby Institute researcher Raina MacIntyre, but not all doctors and medical professionals are sold on their 10-step plan.

With the number of Omicron cases continuing to rise by the tens of thousands every day, residents are advised to wear a face mask in the lounge.

“Wear masks in common areas during times of high transmission,” he said in point two.

“Research shows you need to wear masks before symptoms appear to prevent transmission in the home.”

The group also recommends sealing under doors.

“Seal gaps under bedroom doors (and the front door if you live in an apartment),” he said.

‘Adhesive door stops can be bought cheaply online.’

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

At point seven, residents are asked to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down (photo is a file image)

At point seven, residents are asked to open the bathroom windows and flush the toilet with the lid down (photo is a file image)

Pediatrician Fiona Russell, senior researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, criticized the group’s alarmist rhetoric.

“The 10 point plan recommends lowering the toilet seat before flushing,” she tweeted.

“I’ve been working on this for 20 years and even Omicron’s death threats haven’t changed that.”

“I would like to know the evidence of Covid prevention by toilet spray.

“In 2020, it was washing vegetables with soap.”

Despite the cleaning of supermarket shelves, OzSage recommends buying two weeks’ worth of medical supplies, food and groceries.

But he advises consumers at least to buy their groceries online.

Pediatrician Fiona Russell, senior researcher at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, criticized the group's alarmist rhetoric

Pediatrician Fiona Russell, senior researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, criticized the group’s alarmist rhetoric

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

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

2. Wear masks in common areas during periods of high transmission. Research shows you should wear masks before symptoms appear to prevent transmission at home

3. Seal gaps under bedroom doors (and the front door if you live in an apartment). Adhesive doorstops can be bought cheaply online

4. Use physical distancing whenever possible

5. Minimize visitors during periods of high transmission. The visitor must undergo a rapid antigen test the same day before entering the house and must wear a good quality mask when inside. Weather permitting, go to the garden, balcony or terrace

6. Shop online

7. Open the bathroom windows and flush with the toilet lid closed

8. Make a plan on how you can isolate yourself from others in your home if you become infected. For example, if you have two people sharing a room, can we change rooms or sleep on the couch?

9. Prepare a Covid home care kit that includes a pulse oximeter, thermometer, rapid antigen tests, pain and fever medication, a two-week supply of any regular medication, food and other supplies, and keep your GP numbers handy

10. Help family members log in for vaccination if they haven’t already and get your third doses. Vaccinate children as soon as they become eligible

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