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Old 06-14-2022, 09:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Info on masks

Hi Chemda!
You have said a couple of times now on the show that wearing a mask protects other people but not the person wearing the mask. I understand why you think this, as at the beginning of the pandemic this was information that went around, largely because high-quality masks were not available, so everyone wearing one was really important. However, it is now known that a high-quality, well-fitting N-95 or KN-95 mask protects the wearer very well. That is what doctors have done for a long time, pre-pandemic, worn masks to protect themselves even when potentially contagious patients don't.

Here is a recent article for reference: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/b...-us-covid.html

Here is a good source of high-quality masks: https://www.projectn95.org/

Me and my family are often the only ones wearing masks everywhere we go. We are also almost the only people I know who have not had Covid! I am definitely more cautious than most people because in my medical practice I see so many people with Long Covid, both vaccinated and not vaccinated, with and without "underlying conditions."

I am not telling you what to do, just wanted to correct the misinformation that wearing a mask doesn't protect the person wearing it, because it has been shown conclusively that wearing the right kind of mask in the right way is very protective. Dealing mentally with being the only weirdo wearing a mask is another story - but I am used to being the weirdo .

xoxo
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