Why ALL people in Zihuatanejo should wear masks!!!

by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, January 17, 2022, 17:08 (126 days ago) @ Padrino

From what I have been reading unless your wearing an N95 or KN95 mask, it’s doing little to no good. That’s my opinion for what it is worth which is nothing except to myself.

We've beaten this horse many times already. You are correct that the disposal surgical masks and cloth masks are not particularly effective in protecting you from the virus. However, the surgical masks are fairly effective at protecting you from spreading the virus whereas the cloth masks are marginally effective at protecting others. We don't wear the non-N95/KN95 masks to protect ourselves. As individuals who care about our brethren, we wear them to protect others.

However, now that the N95/KN95 masks are more readily available, the authorities are recommending everyone use them in lieu of the other types.

Any professionals want to chime in?

Why sure. Cloth masks are Covid theater. Surgical masks probably protect others more than the user. N-95 and Kn-95 masks give good protection for both others and the user.

This is the best illustration that I’ve seen. Imagine one person with Covid and one without. If they are conversing in cloth masks, the uninfected will be infected in a half hour, if they are both wearing surgical masks it’s an hour, if the are both wearing KN-95 or N-95, it’s 24 hours.

While any mask is better than none, now that N-95 and KN-95 masks are readily available, wearing anything other than them is kidding yourself. (And yes I know how uncomfortable they are. Since this started they are pretty much all I’ve worn.)

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