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Old 03-29-2020, 12:44 PM
Plead the Second Plead the Second is offline
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[QUOTE=CiaoKing;24056416]I’m NOT thrilled with the idea about gov’t mandating it; but I’m all for practicing the use of masks while traveling, within a crowded area.

Custom masks aren’t that difficult to make.

Maybe we should take a page from S. Korea’s playbook in dealing with this mess: ]

Thank you, I was just going to post this.
This is a VERY IMPORTANT you tube video interview from a S. Korea infectious disease chief. Apolitical, objective, and realistic — and he recommends masks ( properly used, and clean).

Our governments have not been recommending using masks because so far we have not had enough of them, rather than because we have evidence showing they do not help, though they were hesitant to admit that because it would have caused even more of a run on masks. They wanted to save them for health care workers, (there is indeed a reason they are recommended there — sometimes walls do work!) and discourage hoarding.

Masks are likely especially important if the 6 foot social zone is not big enough and a much bigger distance may be needed to avoid aerosolized virus from getting to your mouth and nose if people sneeze or cough:
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." (Thomas Jefferson)

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