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Science has tried to interview George Gao, director-general of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for 2 months. Last week he responded.
Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!
The big mistake in the U.S. and Europe, in my opinion, is that people aren’t wearing masks. This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role—you’ve got to wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth. Many people have asymptomatic or presymptomatic infections. If they are wearing face masks, it can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others.
originally posted by: LordAhriman
Problem is, there are no masks.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: LordAhriman
Problem is, people don't even know how to wear the ones they get. Nine out of ten people I've seen wearing a mask don't have it on right.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Klassified
Masks don’t necessarily protect you from others. Masks protect others from you.
Most don’t wear them properly, they over-use, misuse masks.
N95 masks don’t protect from everything and have a limited time span for use.
P100 masks can be reused if filters are changed regularly.
The best rule of thumb is to assume YOU are the one with the virus and act/behave as if you do not want to infect anyone else.
originally posted by: Caver78
a reply to: DBCowboy
Liking your reply pretty hard.
Had to stop at the store quickly, didn't have a mask, but had gloves. What I saw was ridiculous. People & kids in masks touching EVERYTHING bare handed an masks on completely wrong. Kids crawling on floor while Mom's shopped!
People politely doing the 6ft distancing, yet bare handed opening cooler doors for milk, eggs ect...
Normal folks aren't treating this like C-Diff yet they should.
Early news is C-19 CAN last in spore form on surfaces for 3 weeks. You CAN get reinfected.
Everyone eventually is going to be exposed, develop an immunity or not, but there is no reason for the foolishness we're seeing out in public places. It's exactly like playing Russian roulette with your life.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
He agreed with what the surgeon general said: a surgical mask won’t stop you from getting sick, but they’ll stop the infected from infecting others by blocking the droplets when they cough. He practically repeated what the SG said and then said the SG was wrong.