DO MASKS REALLY PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

DO MASKS REALLY PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives as we know it. While we are changing old behaviors, there are new routines that need to be adopted. First and foremost is the habit of wearing a mask whenever in a public space.

Yet the messaging on the importance of wearing a mask to contain novel coronavirus has been quite confusing.

While one school of thought insists that universal mask use can significantly reduce virus transmission in communities. The other holds that masks are not perfect barriers to transmission. They argue that wearing of masks prevents herd immunity that could provide direct protection from the infectious virus. As per this line of argument, people are required to expose themselves intentionally as a way of achieving immunity.

Given the vastly confusing information regarding masks, do you think masks are effective in preventing the spread of Covid -19?

Today is the day. Now is the moment. Vote for change.

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  • RICHARD D HINKLEY
    Posted at 12:23h, 21 December Reply

    Spending years in infectious disease, one knows that these masks people wear are not airtight and in a double-blind study using masks in influenza, it was determined that people who wore masks were more likely to catch the flu versus people who did not wear the mask. They continuously breathe into the mask who catches droplets and not being airtight made them more likely to catch the “bug.”

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