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How about some of my Navy work in an outbreak where we only had baby nappies to wear as masks. Along with a huge amount of civilian volunteers.
The mask I wear in public is a simple cloth mask. I made about 10 out of some fine fiber cloth I purchased. And just wash and dry them in the dryer till "cooked"
I only pull it up once in a crowded location.
"This paper is a pre-print and has not been subject to formal peer-review."
Emphasis mine. I will also note that nothing in this key point is quantiified, unlike the study by the CDC.
"Cloth face coverings are effective in reducing source virus transmission, i.e., outward protection of others, when they are of optimal material and construction (high grade cotton, hybrid and multilayer) and fitted correctly and for source protection of the wearer."
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: bastion
If you wish to wear a face mask, by all means do so. But I will repeat my position: according to my own observations and data from various sources, face mask wearing in public has not been proven to me to be effective. I also see potential health issues for the general public based on the present mandates, and have directly experienced health issues from wearing face masks in my own personal situation. Therefore, while I in no way condemn you for wearing a face mask in public, I choose not to do so and condemn strongly anyone, including you, who wishes to enforce poorly-considered mandates for the public under force of law.
If there was incontrovertible proof that wearing a mask 100% prevented COVID and myriad other airborne diseases - and the powers that be put in a mask mandate when in public places where social distancing is not possible until this present outbreak is reasonably under control, would you still refuse to wear one? Even if the government was handing out free respirators to those that experience breathing or health issues with traditional face coverings?
I think you've got me confused with another poster there.
originally posted by: thedeadtruth
You are seriously quoting Dr Mercola.
He sells everything and anything and makes a living off being "alternative" and anti-establishment.
He also sold thousands of fake vibration training machines to people who trusted him. AFTER he knew they were fake.
You want to trust him, go ahead.
a reply to: Kenzo