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Study: Certain Face Coverings Increase Transmission of Coronavirus, Worse than Going Maskless

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Study Shows Certain Face Coverings Are Worse than Going Maskless

(Researchers at Duke University examined several types of face coverings from cloth masks to bandanas to neck gaiters )

Some face coverings were worse than no mask.

Anyone wearing surgical types of masks are potentially more likely to be exposed to the virus with just a few asymptomatic persons in the vicinity. The masks help prevent spread from wearer of the mask to others. It does less to protect from others who may already be infected and maskless.

Any case studies showing persons with masks still being infected at potentially higher rates could be the result due to how easy the virus can spread, and get into and stay in the mask of the person wearing one. That is Why, Right Wingers should not be obstructing mitigation efforts by proclaiming the pandemic is a hoax.
 

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There probably should be a national mask standard if this is the case.

One type of face covering(fleece) is about the same as no covering in their testing. It is not exactly much of an argument against face masks, or much else. The best bet is to make the information public so people can use the wide variety of masks which significantly reduce water droplet transmission.
 

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Nope, people are to stupid to wear them Correctly anyway.

“Face coverings” are worthless.

Given that masks have been shown to work in certain Asian countries, basically this means you think Americans are generally stupid.
 

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Study Shows Certain Face Coverings Are Worse than Going Maskless

(Researchers at Duke University examined several types of face coverings from cloth masks to bandanas to neck gaiters )

Some face coverings were worse than no mask.

Long reach and deceptive title.

Your narrative is based on fleece masks making droplets smaller which means they'll stay in the air longer.

Which means that it could result in increased transmission, not that itdoes increase transmission.

Your president is still an idiot and all the maskholes aren't helping the situation.
 

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Nope, people are to stupid to wear them Correctly anyway.

“Face coverings” are worthless.

Saying it over and over just made you believe it.

It doesn't make it true.
 

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Study Shows Certain Face Coverings Are Worse than Going Maskless

(Researchers at Duke University examined several types of face coverings from cloth masks to bandanas to neck gaiters )

Some face coverings were worse than no mask.

Oh well, that's that then. Just give up, I guess, nothing else to be done. Other countries are getting the pandemic under control but it's beyond the ability of the USA to deal with so just leave the country as a kind of off-leash virus park.
 

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There probably should be a national mask standard if this is the case.

From the article:

Martin Fischer in Breitbart article said:
“We want to emphasize that we really encourage people to wear masks, but we want them to wear masks that actually work,” he added.

To your point, it seems communicating what works makes sense.
 

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Nope, people are to stupid to wear them Correctly anyway.

“Face coverings” are worthless.

The scientific study Breitbart linked to proves that this is not the case. It specifically states that non-valved N95 masks work well. Breitbart simply seized on the finding that some fleece masks can allow smaller droplets to escape leaving them airborne for longer than larger droplets exhaled without masks.

So maybe homemade fleece masks are ineffective at preventing transmission if you already have COVID. Normal surgical masks work quite well, however.
 

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I had to look up neck gaiter, and yeah, it's what I thought it was. Just wear a regular, I'm not trying to be cooler than everyone else, type of mask. Or, we'll wrap your whole head in duct tape. "I can't breathe".
 
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