COVID-19 Discussion Thread #4

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Brev00
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Re: About masks
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mamallama wrote:

HRC2016 wrote:

I wonder if people who are wearing masks while out and about are doing it so that no one tries to speak with them.

There's a lot of information out there that explains wearing a regular surgical-type (non N95) mask does not protect you from coronavirus.

I read some website/blog where a photographer was talking about wearing an N95 when he was out and about. Not smart.

Wearing a mask is smart for at least two reasons.

1. You can have coronavirus, be asymptomatic and still spread the disease.

2. Wearing a mask discourages the wearer from touching their face with their hands which has been touching many surfaces.

If you have a mask, do what you want. But, new masks need to go to healthcare workers so consumers who show no symptoms should be discouraged from buying them. If you have symptoms, you should be quarantined so don't need them.

Also, one can control how often one touches one's face. It is not an autonomic activity like breathing. Be conscious. Choose to not touch one's face and follow through.

If you have a lot of masks, donate them to healthcare workers (a la Grey's Anatomy). They are not needed by people who are healthy. Keep your distance.

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