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Homemade cloth facemasks are effective at slowing the spread of the Covid-19, amirite?

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Facemasks save lives.

" may statistically help reduce the spread of the pandemic,:" Steven Novella May 13, 2020

"Can face masks help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19? Yes, face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the virus." By Mayo Clinic Staff retrieved Oct 30th 2020.

Sadly, there is some myths going around about the masks.

"Masks work to slow the spread of COVID-19, but the “masks make you sicker” narrative, like antivax nonsense, has proven to be unkillable and to be a killer.
David Gorski on October 19, 2020 "

The reason people believe this myth has to do with obsolete messages when there was many unknowns about the virus. Particularly, health experts were afraid that there would be a shortage of masks for medical staff, and thus discouraged the general public from wearing masks.

Sources
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/do-masks-work/
https://www.mayoclinic.org/dise...k/art-20485449
https://sciencebasedmedicine.or...ke-you-sicker/

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The Mayo Clinic recommends the government food chart as a healthy way of dieting.
The government food chart is anything but a healthy diet.

I wear a mask going into a place of business because they require people to wear masks.
I don't wear it to make myself feel safer, it doesn't make me feel any safer than not wearing a mask.

@DandyDon The Mayo Clinic recommends the government food chart as a healthy way of dieting. The government food chart is...

Does the Mayo Clinic recommend the government food chart? I don't know. The mayoclinic is a credible source, I wouldn't put too much value on diet since there are still many unknowns.

As for the masks, the mask are designed to protect others from you. Especially in the case of asymptotic and per-symptomatic people. See Bill Nye's video.

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@vegan Does the Mayo Clinic recommend the government food chart? I don't know. The mayoclinic is a credible source, I...

Yes, they do recommend the government food chart

If I'm asked to wear a mask somewhere, I will....if not, I don't wear it.
I just went to a sports store, had about 10 people in there, no one was wearing a mask, I didn't wear a mask....I'm not worried about it.

@vegan Why are you not worried?

Because worrying is a waste of time.

@DandyDon Because worrying is a waste of time.

Worrying can be useful, in this case thinking of tangible solutions to how to slow the spread of Covid-19. For example wearing a mask, social distancing, upping the hand hygiene, possibly taking vitamin c and d supplements, wearing googles, staying outdoors as much as possible, wiping down door knobs and other high contact surfaces with disinfectants, and staying home if you are sick.

"Again, unless your worrying is going to lead you to identify a great solution (or, heck, just any tangible solution) that you can implement in order to prevent something from happening, most of the time worry is:

1. Concern about something that does not even actually exist (possibly yet, but probably ever)"
Elyssa Barbash Ph.D.

Trauma and Hope
Worrying: A Waste of Time and Energy
Why you should stop worrying and start living.

Posted Jan 02, 2019

https://www.psychologytoday.com...ime-and-energy

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