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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, and we see videos of American standing in line shoulder-to-shoulder and no one wearing mask. When we were short on mask a few weeks ago, alot of people resorted to making their own mask out of cloth. Yes, even simple cloth provide a minimum level of protection. And its a good reminder to maintain good hygene.
The masks only help prevent spread of the disease when infected people wear them, so when they cough or sneeze they don't spray infected spit/snot droplets everywhere. They do not help a healthy person avoid the disease. If you're out in public wearing a mask and you touch an infected surface and then absentmindedly touch your face (such as to adjust your mask), the chances of you getting the virus are high.
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