- Nov 11, 2019
Wearing mask for mutual protection probably only makes sense when you are in situations where maintenance of social distancing is not possible like on public transportation, and situations where you are required to work closely with others.Wearing even a simple mask will reduce your ability to infect other people by droplets or aerosols.
So, it makes sense to wear one for the good of others just when you are around them.
If you're not feeling well then its imperative to wear one when other people are around.
Obviously, simple masks will be less effective in stopping you catching Covid-19. For that you need high quality medical masks.
At the end of the day wearing masks is uncomfortable and hot and it messes with your nose and throat.
There is growing evidence that this virus exists not only in our snot and spit, but can be found in our poop as well, even days after it is no longer evident in our saliva and mucus. This to me means it is not only respiratory but gastrointestinal as well, and probaby means it can be acquired by eating virus contaminated produce, or cooked food that has been recontaminated after cooking during the serving or eating activities. Wondering if you are doing anything special to keep what you eat and drink virus free?Unfortunately the most fake news has been supplied by our "experts". ie. "The virus is only .8 contagious as the flu (early March) . Now it's 3 times. It is contracted from airborne and surface contamination. But "we do NOT recommend wearing a mask". Oh, and the only reason they "recommended" that deadly advice (not to protect yourself) was to ensure there wasn't a run on masks! Yeah, good! Instead of preventing the disease from spreading (and healthcare workers not needing tons of masks) they encouraged it! And guess what? Now healthcare workers are in an even bigger shortage and it's not only masks it's ventillators and other equipment! It has also been made clear that you can get it in your eyes from touching or airborn transimission ...yet seems nobody but me has figured you need goggles as well. Social distancing is the cure?! What about the A/C ventilation?! Remember Legionaire's disease? I've been wearing an N99 RV mask, swim goggles, and gloves on every shopping trip since early March .... at least one of the people who were shaking their head at me back then is now dead. American sheep. If you think it's not cool to wear a mask you're both wrong and an idiot.... the prime target of the virus.
|Surgical masks will not protect us from incoming germs or the virus. Those masks only keep things from coming out of your mouth, which is why it is recommended to wear one if you are sick to help protect others.|
The only mask that may help is an N95 mask/respirator that fits well. The mask does not keep your hands from carrying the virus, or protect your eyes, etc. These masks are often hot and can be very hard or uncomfortable to breathe through, especially if you have asthma.
The biggest concern is not enough masks to go around for front line medical staff.
Having said all that, wearing an N95 mask will not hurt you, so if you already have one it's totally fine to wear!