World's Top Epidemiologists - Masks Don't Work!

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  1. Jon_R

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    Even better in my state, county, and city the government just asks you to wear a mask. Many people say no way and the government says that is fine it is just a request.

     
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    It depends what they’re made out of. Latex was fine, but they were using something else back then as well. I don’t remember what it was, but the virus could penetrate it.
     
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    And that's all it is. It has nothing to do with a disease.
     
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    DaleGribble Liberals 'R Bad!!!!

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    Lamb skin. They're still available and are effective at preventing pregnancy but do not offer STD protection.
     
  5. Westexas

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    That’s it. I couldn’t remember what it was. Old age.
     
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  7. George Kaplan

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    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness won't be found in the Bill of Rights but is read pretty early on in our Constitution.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Yep, thus reducing the spread of the saliva that the virus uses as a carrier.
     
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    That would be the Declaration of Independence.
     
  10. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    OK, but somebody needs to tell “Karen”.
     
  11. George Kaplan

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    Correct. It was early and pre-coffee but the point is the same.
     
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    And is pretty lame. If a mask is preventing "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" pants must absolutely drive you over the edge, and they aren't even necessary from a public health perspective.
     
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    Speaking of improper mask wearing....

    Months ago I read somewhere on the internet that someone said masks only have to cover your mouth, no need to cover your nose. Not long after that I started seeing people with masks below their nose.

    Social media.... The cause of, and solution to, life's problems. (Homer Simpson... Well, his quote is about beer...)
     
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    :rofl: :thumbsup:
     
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    Until when? What will need to happen for you to stop wearing a mask in public?
     
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    Until he wipes his chin and then touches everything around him. Just watch people for ten minutes and see how often they touch their mask then touch objects around them. The key is don't touch your face.

    If the virus is on a saliva or mucus droplet, wouldn't it just fall to the ground a foot or two from the mouth? I'm guessing one of the reasons we have a "personal space" is to protect us from spreading and contracting illness.
     
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    The mosquito and chain link fence... I've seen the meme too. But what that meme conveniently leaves out is the fact that the corona virus molecule must hitch a ride in a body fluid... saliva or mucus. When you wear a mask, it will catch much of the saliva or mucus that you discharge while speaking, laughing, coughing, sneezing, etc. Much like how you were taught to cover your mouth when you cough. There's the common sense approach for you.

    And as far as the "negative health consequences"... Many occupations wear surgical type masks. Doctors, dentists, those who work in a clean room environment. Wouldn't we see all of these negative health consequences in these folks?
     
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    Yes, the virus would fall to the ground. How far is still being debated, but that is where the 6 ft. social distancing comes into play. The mask is an extra precaution when social distancing is not expected to be maintained.
     
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    The article title was, "World's Top Epidemiologists - Masks Don't Work!", but it cites the following individuals:
    • Prof. Henning Bundgaard - A cardiologist
    • Tamara van Ark - A dutch politician that studied public administration
    • Coen Berends - Spokesman for Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (not a government entity despite it's name, but a corporation that sells "advice" to governments).
    • Anders Tegnell - the only actual epidemiologist cited and his one quote does not say that masks don't work, but only that they are not necessary in Sweden due to "numbers diminishing very quickly".
    Of course, none of this is surprising for a ZeroHedge article. Title says one thing, but nothing in the article supports it.
     
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    Not to beat a dead horse, but the masks do have a chance to stop droplets containing the virus from traveling far as an infected person breathes, sneezes or coughs. That has been scientifically demonstrated many times. Of course the typical mask will not stop an individual virus particle. Who ever said masks were 100% effective in limiting transmission. Not nearly as effective as staying in your basement for the next year but a lot more practical.
     
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