It seems like it's a part of Polish culture to be very worried about diseases. Buy all non-prescription drugs you can find when you have a normal cold (or even go to the doctor etc.). In Sweden you would never been allowed to see a doctor for a normal cold. The taxes people pay can be used in much better ways.
It's kind of understandable. It perhaps comes from older generations attitude "if I don't look after myself/my family, who will?".
All masks do is incubate any virus and increase profits for a few pharmo companies.
Yes and if you don't discard of them frequently they become more harm than good.
Plus they're easily produced so this nonsense of have to order so many million...
what else is being dusted under collective carpets?
Well, I wondered this today. Look at the UK political news (can't speak for other countries) there is a massive amount going on and it's all negative for the Labour party. Quite a few MPs speaking out, plus ex-MPs. So it's easier for the government at the moment if the press is waffling on about 15 people having the flu rather than focussing on them.
Poland is as ready for this outbreak of the flu as any other country. No one outside of USA/Mexico/Canada has had anything but a mild version of this flu.