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DeCat ODahouse
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If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
How can wearing masks in public and taking them off when home be considered logical?

In the current scenario envisioned by mask-demanders:
A person goes shopping at place where mask-wearing staff is on hand to wipe down surfaces and social distancing is practiced.

However, most medical experts will say the shopper still may contract the virus.
The shopper comes home to a place with no social distancing, probably less wiping (especially if kids are in the house) and where vulnerable people may be sheltering in place.

Yet in almost every case, they remove their masks upon coming in the door, don’t they?

Not advocating wearing masks in the home, just pointing out that mask advocates have a logic flaw unless they are 24/7 mask wearers.


DaleBrown
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
If I’m wearing, it comes off in the truck and stays there


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Clames
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
Masks are pablum for the poorly educated. Gives them the impression they are "doing something".


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LSUBoo
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
I haven't taken mine off other than to eat/drink in 3 months. It's starting to stink.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
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How can wearing masks in public and taking them off when home be considered logical?


this is actually a point i've been making lately

the most important place for masks to be worn is in the home


jlovel7
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I maintain it’s akin to a modern day duck and cover


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tWildcat
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I mean...you’re not wrong.


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sodcutterjones
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Not advocating wearing masks in the home, just pointing out that mask advocates have a logic flaw unless they are 24/7 mask wearers.


AND they have to be sealed to the skin around the face for that 24/7, something 99.9999 % of cloth masks don't do.


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jmarto1
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
Your title says it all. Mask are "somewhat" effective. Nobody is saying they are the end all, be all but they do provide a barrier to saliva which can spread the virus. By your post you should also say that people working in hospitals should not wear a mask because they most certainly do not wear them at home


bbap
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There's no point in wearing them. People don't wear them 24/7 and even when they do wear them half of the people wear them improperly.

And the people who do wear them properly are not wearing N95 masks, so their little cloth mask is not seal tight. Guess what, aerosols don't travel in a straight line directly at your lips and in no other direction.

In short, they're completely pointless.


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Penrod
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
This is really very simple, and it's plain common sense. Masks OBVIOUSLY help slow the spread of the virus. The virus is almost exclusively spread from particles exiting the nose or mouth of an infected person and entering the nose and mouth of someone else. Maybe it gets on a hand first and then into the mouth.

A mask obviously limits the spray of saliva when talking, yawning, or just breathing. Is it worth it? That's a judgement call. But those arguing that it's not effective are morons who are just being stubborn.


Philzilla2k
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Mask are a great way to conceal my identity


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Horsemeat
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
Isn't this the same topic that has been discussed 50238x23 times since March?


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TH03
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
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the most important place for masks to be worn is in the home


Unless someone in your house is sick, why?

The whole transmission by contact isn’t nearly as serious as previously thought.


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Mufassa
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This take of yours is one of the most difficult lines of logic for me to appreciate since this virus began.

Are you confused on whether or not there are more airborne germs in a grocery store than your own home?


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windshieldman
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
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they do provide a barrier to saliva which can spread the virus.


Don’t stand in someone’s face when talking, cough in your arm, keep pocket hand soap to wash arm. This is basic elementary stuff we learned at 3, to not spread viruses and at the same time, not have to wear a mask


chryso
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Oh good, more mask threads.


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TH03
Iowa State Fan
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Don’t stand in someone’s face when talking, cough in your arm, keep pocket hand soap to wash arm. This is basic elementary stuff we learned at 3, to not spread viruses and at the same time, not have to wear a mask


Okay now first consider how dumb the average TD poster is. Then realize since they’re online at least a couple levels deep past Facebook, they’re at an above average level of intelligence for this country. Then realize that means over 50% of the country is dumber than the dumbest TD posters.

Then ask yourself, do they understand basic elementary school concepts of hygiene, personal space, etc? Probably not at well as you think in your idealist hypothetical here.


windshieldman
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Probably not at well as you think in your idealist hypothetical here


Cool, but I do, so I don’t wear a mask


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AU66
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re: If masks are *somewhat* effective then...?
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This is really very simple, and it's plain common sense. Masks OBVIOUSLY help slow the spread of the virus.


ok now what? have you stopped it? no
Is the virus going away? no
is there anyone that will not eventually have to deal with exposure? no
if i do get it whats the chance i recover? 99.75 is the latest i think
so now tell me what did walking around dizzy headed from breathing my own carbon dioxide really do? not a thing


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