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So I guess smallpox vaccines (tetanus, polio...) were pointless. Oh, wait.
Just like all vaccines do. Including the COVID vaccines.
originally posted by: neutronflux
Cheap masks that don’t seal don’t prevent anything.
Are you basing your 40 percent on the person breathing in
What's the percentage on breathing out and the virus?
A 40% effective condom would reduce pregancies by roughly 40
If your mask is 40 percent effective then of those now 600,000 covids you breath in 360,000 covids.
So of the 1,000,000 covids 64 percent have been eliminated by mask wearing.
The Delta Variant Will Drive A Steep Rise In U.S. COVID Deaths, A New Model Shows
APRIL 21, 2020 3:05PM
How One Model Simulated 2.2 Million U.S. Deaths from COVID-19
A month later that 2.2 million estimate was still being used (without revealing the source) by President Trump and Doctors Fauci and Birx to imply that up to two million lives had been saved by state lockdowns and business closings and/or by federal travel bans.
The key premise of 81% of the population being infected should have raised more alarms than it did. Even the deadly "Spanish Flu" (H1N1) pandemic of 1918-19 infected no more than 28% of the U.S. population. The next H1N1 "Swine Flu" pandemic in 2009-10, infected 20-24% of Americans.
To push the percentage infected up from 20-28% to an unprecedented 81% for COVID-19 required assuming the number of cases and/or deaths keeps doubling every three or four days for months (deaths were predicted to peak July 20). And that means assuming the estimated reproduction number (R0) of 2.4 remains high, and people keep mingling with different groups, until nearly everyone gets infected. Long before 8 out of 10 people became infected, however, a larger and larger percentage of the population would have recovered from the disease and become immune, so a smaller and smaller share would still remain susceptible
Study estimates nearly 1 in 4 New Yorkers had COVID-19 early in pandemic
originally posted by: CyberBuddha
a reply to: scrounger
The primary use of masks is to contain the amount of viral load when you exhale, or sneeze so your fellow citizen is better protected from the virus floating in the air.
It’s a thoughtful thing to do!
Everybody who wants to be informed knows this. Willful ignorance at this point is clearly fueled by your own political agenda.
Shame on you for perpetuating false information and endangering more lives.