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Toolie92

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Except fomites are not considered the main threat with coronavirus


I get all the face shield drama but this whole 'if you can't use a mask properly it is useless' is just not true. Bad mask use (touching your face, pulling it down frequently to drink, etc.) and lack of proper fomite protocols (glove discipline, washing or replacing your mask frequently) do not make mask wearing by the general public a pointless exercise by any means.

Even a crappy bandana hanging down your face that you never wash will still block droplets from an infected persons mouth to a significant degree. Not in an indoor close-and-prolonged contact sense like a health care worker dressed in a PPE suite, but a worthy decline of threat in a 'passing in the hallway' or 'short encounter at a cash register' type of situation.

HAZMAT levels of infection/hazard control where you need 99.95% reduction, and 'respiratory droplet mitigation' where even a 50% reduction in a large population would have a noticeable decrease in R, are just different standards.

We can make a noticeable dent in R with regular cloth mask wearing and doing stuff we already know how to do like wash our hands regularly. This is not Ebola or nuclear contamination. Its mostly just cut down on the snot and spittle exchanges as much as possible.

[Post edited by Toolie92 at 07/31/2020 7:51PM]

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Posted: 07/31/2020 at 7:33PM



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