Yes, very much so, don't you? I would think everyone would be in favor of this. It isn't a political objective. I see as something similar to the seatbelt law, which I suppose some people don't support that, but a large majority does, I think. Yes, I absolutely plan on always wearing a mask in public when the situation calls for it. I wouldn't drive down a highway at 55+ mph without my seatbelt on, so why wouldn't I wear a facemask into a hospital or anywhere that I feel there may be someone around that is susceptible or during flu season or if I'm not feeling well. Mostly I will use my sick leave and stay home (quarantine myself) when I'm sick and when I go back to work I will wear a mask in order to prevent getting my co-workers sick.catatac wrote: ↑Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:31 pmThanks for the sanity 99. So 1AA - are you still of the mind set we should pass a law that people have to wear masks in public? Also, are you still planning on wearing a mask in public from here on out?bobcat99 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:10 pmA cloth mask is about as effective in preventing diseases as a condom with a hole in it at preventing pregnancy.
This study shows that cloth masks allow 97% of particles to pass through. To quote, "Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection." Maybe do a little research before you say nobody knows how effect they are. Not hard to find.
Another fun quote! "However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated."
Maybe someday they'll have better masks, but for right now, a cloth mask is nothing more than a feel good measure that does little to nothing for individuals. It could even put them at further risk.
There'll be times when I forget my mask or misplace, just like there are times when I begin driving without my seatbelt on due to forgetting or arrive at my destination without having worn it. That happens.
A mask may not save as many lives as a seatbelt, but I bet it saves a lot of people losing days of their lives from being sick, which is a worthy cause. A mask will save more sick days than a seatbelt. Driving down insurance costs in the process. I look forward to the day that they're made more comfortable and effective.
Hand sanitizer was already being used at grocery stores and healthcare facilities. Being placed near the entrance and people were willfully and eagerly using it. No one was criticizing you if you didn't and no one was criticizing you if you did. People respected each others wishes. I don't see people criticizing people when they get out of there car without a seatbelt on or with one on either. Even though it's the law.
Facemasks, seatbelts, hand sanitizer...simple things that we can all use to make the world a better place.