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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I dont entirely trust US doctors at this point. They are telling us we dont need mask, probably so people dont panic because masks are sold out, and they are running out of n95s.

WHO says mask are provide increase protection. Asian countries all telling their people to wear mask. Why wouldnt you wear mask if you got one?

People here are dumbfounded that American govt is telling their citizens its not needed. When we were short on mask a few weeks ago, alot of people resorted to making their own mask out of cloth, and face shield. Yes, even simple cloth provide a minimum level of protection. And its a good reminder to maintain good hygene.
Vice president Mike Pence has asked construction companies to donate masks to hospitals after nurses reveal they are being told to reuse them.

Executive Director of National Nurses United, Bonnie Castillo told CBS News that hospitals are struggling, amid a lack of masks available.

"Nurses are being asked to actually reuse masks, including surgical masks, which provide no protection," she said.
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