The issue with them according to my Dr friend is they allow the virus through. Just more slowly which then traps it right against where you don't want it trapped (against your mouth and nose). He is still licensed and gets daily updates from AMA, CDC and so on. This is not me speculating this is me repeating information given to me by someone who is actually supposed to know.The other day I was talking to someone, we were standing about 6' apart. "Whoa! I just spit at you" ...a small amount of spittle had flown out of my mouth and almost made it to his shoe. I probably wouldn't have noticed it if the sun wasn't just right. I wish the guy who was coughing into his elbow and then into his shirt collar was wearing a mask while in the produce department. The cloth masks are for everyone else, not just the person who's wearing them.
Agreed.If everyone wore them it would definitely help reduce the spread to everyone.
Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission
As of 4/9/20
CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
I'm with you Chris. Perfect solution? there is no perfect solution to these circumstances but 50 years ago my boss told me "Perfection is the enemy of good enough". Given what is known on any given day it looks like we're getting good enough guidance and it's working. When this wanes I hope that the lessons learned don't get buried.Our understanding of this virus continues to evolve, therefore recommendations continue to evolve. Respectfully, I choose to take the advice of the CDC, not that of an individual doctor whose credentials I know nothing about.
Is any of this a perfect solution? No. Not even a vaccine will be a perfect solution. But IMO, this advice from the CDC is the best information we have to go on at this time. It's important to note that the CDC is saying to combine 6-foot distancing with the use of cloth face coverings. Masks are not to be used in lieu of social distancing.
Yeah, I am seeing news and documentaries popping up on YouTube via Roku indicating the CCP government is lying about infections & deaths. These news sources are sort of like the old Radio Free Europe broadcasts I suppose.Are the numbers accurate? Probably not. There are reports from numerous news outlets that China may be vastly underestimating the extent of the epidemic throughout the country.
Ouch!I am a vendor for Walmart in Michigan. Our Governor extended our stay at home order yesterday and also said big box store had to close several different departments that were considered non-essential, one of those being lawn and garden. Guess what you cant buy charcoal anymore in these stores. The stores blocked them off. Just got my tax check deposited today and was going to buy a Blackstone. Nope.
I assume you're referring to Home Depot and Lowe's? If this includes Walmart's garden section where charcoal is often located, it would be easy enough for them to bring it inside the store and shelve it alongside other outdoor cooking supplies, as done in supermarkets.Our Governor extended our stay at home order yesterday and also said big box store had to close several different departments that were considered non-essential, one of those being lawn and garden. Guess what you cant buy charcoal anymore in these stores. The stores blocked them off.