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Muppet How retarded are the locals near you being about the fucking coronavirus?

nuttynutskin

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Well I just watched a vid saying that masks aren't really effective unless you're taking care of someone with the virus. Now I feel like an idiot.
 

JessFR

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Well I just watched a vid saying that masks aren't really effective unless you're taking care of someone with the virus. Now I feel like an idiot.
That you feel like an idiot is a good thing. A lot of people would just call the people on the video idiots and keep right on doing it. That you learned rather than stubbornly defending the original belief is much wiser.

In truth, I suspect it's less that masks are simply ineffective, but rather that they're not nearly effective enough to justify people hoarding them when they're far more effective in the hands of health care workers

If we had infinite resources and infinite masks, it'd probably be a good idea for everyone to wear them, even if for the majority it only lowers their risk by a trivial amount.
 

Stark

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While masks don't seem to be very effective at preventing airborne transmission, they do stop you from touching your face as often as you might, lowering the chances of infecting yourself after picking up the virus by touching something.

Lots of things work for this; dust mask, bandit hankerchief, tshirt ninja headgear, goalie mask, etc
 

JessFR

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While masks don't seem to be very effective at preventing airborne transmission, they do stop you from touching your face as often as you might, lowering the chances of infecting yourself after picking up the virus by touching something.
This really is a good point. The effectiveness of hand washing and not touching your face really can't be overstated.
 

CoastTwoCoast

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“The science, according to the CDC, says that surgical masks won’t stop the wearer from inhaling small airborne particles, which can cause infection. Nor do these masks form a snug seal around the face. The CDC recommends surgical masks only for people who already show symptoms of coronavirus and must go outside, since wearing a mask can help prevent spreading the virus by protecting others nearby when you cough or sneeze. The agency also recommends these masks for caregivers of people infected with the virus.”

In conclusion, it’s pretty ineffective to wear the mask unless you have Corona or are a caregiver for someone who has it.
 

Shady's Fox

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AM GOING INSANE MAN

Y'ALL TALK BOUTTTTTTTTT THESE FUCKIN SCIENCE FAAAAACTSSSSSS

WTF

RITE

I WANT OUT 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