Interpreting Numbers

by nicatnit, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 19:59 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I get your point and agree. Reports of new cases and getting the case counts lower makes sense. And I cannot disagree about the resistance of right leaning people to wear masks as a sign of defiance is just plain stupid. I regret that in March, our chief medical expert, Dr. Fauci, downplayed the importance of wearing masks. Conventional wisdom at the time leaned into the idea that we had to direct PPE to medical professionals and front line responders when face coverings can be easily made. A simple measure like blocking the cough and sneeze could and would have had a huge effect on the society at large if adopted way back then, instead of late in the game. If the simple concept of wearing a mask as a sign of respect for others wellbeing was adopted early many lives may have been saved. That a mask might not prevent a person from contracting the virus, but might prevent one from spreading the virus is a simple concept that should have been realized at the beginning. But back to your point, no one has refuted your reasoning because your reasoning is sound.

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