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Do Masks Work?

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Long story short, the answer is no.

"In sum, of the 14 RCTs that have tested the effectiveness of masks in preventing the transmission of respiratory viruses, three suggest, but do not provide any statistically significant evidence in intention-to-treat analysis, that masks might be useful. The other eleven suggest that masks are either useless—whether compared with no masks or because they appear not to add to good hand hygiene alone—or actually counterproductive. Of the three studies that provided statistically significant evidence in intention-to-treat analysis that was not contradicted within the same study, one found that the combination of surgical masks and hand hygiene was less effective than hand hygiene alone, one found that the combination of surgical masks and hand hygiene was less effective than nothing, and one found that cloth masks were less effective than surgical masks."

 

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They say they don't work right on the fucking boxes they come in.

Can't any of you maskurbators read for comprehension?
 

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The CDC put in a little aside, that "maybe" the corona virus was somehow different than every other virus. . . :rolleyes:

. . . but that statement was unsupported by all the research.

They have known for fifty years that masks don't do shit. That is why BSL4 labs have the protocols that they do.

Anyone that has any amount of critical reading skills, would understand by reading the CDC's own literature, that their own experts don't believe masks contain an infectious spread anymore than a population that is not masked.

Volume 26, Number 5—May 2020​


Policy Review


Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures​

Jingyi Xiao1, Eunice Y. C. Shiu1, Huizhi Gao, Jessica Y. Wong, Min W. Fong, Sukhyun Ryu, and Benjamin J. Cowling Comments to Author

Author affiliations: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
 

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Nonsense.

Tell you what...the next time you or anyone you love has surgery...insist nobody wears a mask. Ok?

Are they 100% effective? No. You do a better job of protecting yourself with proper PPE than you do without.
 

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N95's can reduce exposure.

Do not buy into the HYPE ...

On either side ...
Even if they do, they're still big time bacteria sinks if you don't keep changing them out.

Fight the viral flu, catch the bacteriological pneumonia!
 

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Nonsense.

Tell you what...the next time you or anyone you love has surgery...insist nobody wears a mask. Ok?

Are they 100% effective? No. You do a better job of protecting yourself with proper PPE than you do without.
Apples and submarines.

Surgical masks are made for the specific job, are used in sterile rooms with negative pressurization, and only have an effective lifespan of 30 minutes or less.

The common off-the-shelf face diaper is 100% useless, and it says so on the side of the box.
 

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Surgical and cloth masks are like trying to use a tennis net as a coffee filter.

N95 and KN95 in conjunction with hand hygiene does the job... anything else is nothing but pissin' in the wind.
 

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Even if they do, they're still big time bacteria sinks if you don't keep changing them out.

Fight the viral flu, catch the bacteriological pneumonia!
There are the vulnerable ....

This SHIT is real ......

They have to be protected from Faucci's virus .....

N95's .... social distancing for our most venerable is a necessity ....

Do not underestimate what these people are doing ....
 
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I'm talking about N95's ...

You got a problem with it?

You seem to be the one with the problem. Might be time for your Xanax. Most people don't get so upset over something so petty.
 
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Nonsense.

Tell you what...the next time you or anyone you love has surgery...insist nobody wears a mask. Ok?
If you're not going to bother to read the article, don't comment. Ok?
 

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N95's can reduce exposure.

Do not buy into the HYPE ...

On either side ...


The world is covered in every shape size and material and they ain't all N95's. Their ad on Amazon says they "help" protect against...putting a cardboard box on my head would "help" to protect me or others.
 
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Wow.
The RWI stance to deny science.

Stay unmasked and risk it.
The Risk is NOT WORTH it you claim.

But Freedom........lol.
 

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