@lborges48 wrote: That is totally YOUR opinion. 1 - DIY masks don't do anything to stop any virus, Medical Grade masks ONLY do (and even THEY do not stop 100% of everything). 2. I highly doubt you would be allowed into an OR with your DIY or loop mask for the aforementioned reason 3. WHO has stated the ONLY people who should wear masks are those ill, or caring for an ill person. But clearly you know better So yes, they are about control. But you keep believing you're somehow more noble than those of us that know the truth and won't submit to this ludicrous policy. Studies have shown that any mask stops the transmission of droplets from the wearer. Which is why it's important that everyone mask up whenever socially distancing isn't possible -- to protect other people. Lots of detailed, fact-based info in my (very long) post in this thread. [Edited to add...] Here's the important section: THE TRUTH ABOUT MASKS The truth is that coronavirus is largely spread by respiratory droplets. And homemade masks can block the majority of those droplets. “Healthy” people infect just as many people as sick ones. And places like Austria saw a 90% drop in COVID infection within two weeks of mandating masks. So all of us should be wearing masks. But please don’t take my word for it. I’ve been wrong before, I’ll be wrong again. Instead, look at all the evidence below. CLOTH MASKS BLOCK THE PRIMARY MODE OF CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION First of all, we needed to realize exactly how coronavirus spreads. This is primarily through respiratory droplets which are about 5-10 microns in diameter. Studies tracing the outbreaks in China show that the transmission mode was primarily through these larger droplets. https://www.who.int/…/modes-of-transmission-of-virus-causin… Still we can’t rule out transmission through aerosols (droplets smaller than 5 microns). But, fortunately cloth masks can block both droplets and aerosols. A study from Wake Forest (in publication) shows that home-made masks can block almost all droplets, including aerosols. The better the material, the more droplets they block. The best masks are made with two layers of batik quilting fabric, or else cotton backed with flannel. These block even more droplets than a standard surgical mask, like the one I’m wearing in the photo on this post. https://newsroom.wakehealth.edu/…/Testing-Shows-Type-of-Clo…
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@bwinograd SW has announced that they will require masks for passengers starting May 11th. For customers who do not have one, one will be provided upon request. More here: Southwest Promise.
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