We know a primary method of infection with covid-19 is droplet based from coughing, sneezing or even speaking. have practically ANYTHING over your face sends a message that you actually care about other people on the planet and aren’t a complete narcissist. When you look at South Korea, when you look at china and even now in many European countries masks are mandatory if you go into a grocery store or other social venue around others. But, but you say “I don’t feel sick” yea that’s nice, from some of the most recent data coming out of china shows asymptomatic cases absolutely exist. You may get infected and not even know it until you visit with the 70yr old down the street and 5 days later you see an ambulance in front of his house. Don’t be that guy (or girl).
Help spread the word, start a fashion movement, if they can bring back high waisted 80s jeans it’s proof you can make anything cool with the right influence. This just happens to be a movement that can save lives ! Each day or at least every few days updates will be made with current news events and relevant information. I’m a local small business owner in the very green state of oregon who is now on a temporary shutdown due to this covid situation. It’s simply not safe to be in people’s homes steam cleaning and aerosolizing everything in the carpet with a disease like this in the community. if you have an N95, N100 or P100 mask / respirator definitely use it when you’re in the grocery store or other setting that puts you near multiple other people. if you don’t please don’t buy more than one. Our healthcare workers need these in quantity. It’s also not necessary if everyone begins to cover their face with a scarf, surgical mask or pretty much any fabric that prevents that spit from flying out of your face when you speak, cough, yell at your kids or feel like sneezing. Help stop the spread, cover your face while you’re in public. It doesn’t matter if you’re 22 and think you’re invincible. your actions may save the 70yr old walking by you. Now on to current events and the news. This will update every few days.
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One of the more irritating articles published by bloomberg. Nurses and Doctors being silenced by management when they speak out about risks they face and the lack of PPE Bloomberg Doctors and nurses being silenced on covid This one bothers me personally as multiple people who work at local hospitals have told me they are not receiving proper protective gear and management is giving them ridiculous excuses
Our doctors and nurses need PPE as their infection rates run far far higher than they should be Heroic nurses need full protection against coronavirus, association says
Another one we can hope lasts is Amazon is offering hospitals covid-19 supplies at no markup Amazon Is Offering Hospitals And Government Organizations COVID-19 Supplies With No Markup Or Fees then again they actually have to purchase. maybe that will lead to fewer stories like this one where positive nurses are still working https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/health/nurse-infected-coronavirus/index.html
Why did the surgeon general mislead the american public when it comes to PPE and what people can do?
So not effective for the general public but needed for healthcare workers? This is the world’s worst attempt at an anti-hording message we have ever seen. Talking to distributors and moving all N95+ to hospitals and necessary personal along with telling the public to cover their F*&^ing face would have been so much more transparent. Great time to talk about droplet transmission. Did they do that? Nope, just a series of tweets that anyone with even basic knowledge of disease transmission would laugh at.
<—-Example of mask use, mouth and nose are covered to prevent droplet transmission
Reddit also has a discussion sub that is worth checking out with a lot of daily activity. https://www.reddit.com/r/COVID19/
Quite a few other sites are calling attention to the benefits of covering your face in public, another is https://www.dietdoctor.com/should-you-wear-a-homemade-mask-in-public
Another one i absolutely love is from a guy named larry over in singapore. There is a lot of great information here https://wearafuckingmask.com/
There is no shortage of nutters with this situation and wiki even has a page that is frequently updated with all the newest misinformation from troll armies and conspiracy theorists who believe there is always some hidden agenda at work and the “deep state” is up to some evil agenda that they will somehow uncover in facebook posts, youtube comments and google search queries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misinformation don’t be surprised if you find things in here that have came across your facebook feed.
Another exciting development that has happened at the beginning of April, the CDC finally admits transmission is possible without symptoms calling it pre symptomatic. This is a big one for health care providers as some have doubted this as being legitimate cdc.gov/presymptomatic
I’m sure many of you have come across at least one person who has some excuse at why masks don’t work or they aren’t necessary. This is mostly an American thing as they are mandatory in a lot of Europe and Asian countries. Two things you have to keep in mind about a lot of people in America. They are reactionary and habitual. It’s difficult for many people to change habits, beliefs or behaviors even if evidence is presented that it’s a very good idea to do so. ultimately this movement needs more people and ideally movie stars & fashion influencers to promote it if we are to have any hope of success. Herd behavior is a thing and the 5th person is way more likely to do something if the 4 other people next to him are already doing it.
- If you haven’t tested negative on a daily basis you have no idea if you are an asymptomatic positive. Covering your face in public isn’t just for your own good it helps protect that 70yr old walking by.
- Even if you’re young you really don’t want to catch this. the inflammation in your lungs can lead to a permanent reduction in athletic performance
- It’s just the right thing to do. Contribute to change and encourage people to think of others by always covering their face while they are in a public setting like a store or building with other people. anything that goes over your mouth and nose reduce droplet transmission to the environment.
- But, but what about the guy who says masks aren’t 100% effective. well….he’s right. The best you can somewhat easily get are p100 and below those n95, the thing is, if you look at the banner on top of this page you can see some tests that were done and how even a simple home made mask reduces droplet transmission. it’s not 100% but it helps and if everyone does it you make a major difference. Remember there is such a thing as an infectious dose with any virus of this class and the more you can reduce what’s in the air and on the surface the more you reduce the chance of transmission. It’s really that simple.