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Started 3/23/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 265818 views.
mdpetdoc

From: mdpetdoc

Oct-15

Yes they do. That is part of the government message we are required to support. There still aren't enough N95 type masks for everyone to wear one all the time. The government is very behind the science at this point and doesn't appear to want to move forward. Based on the official instructions I receive as the responsible individual for my facility, there are things I am and am not allowed to discuss and things I'm required to share although there may be 6 peer reviewed articles contradicting them. I don't wear N95 masks all the time because I can't get enough to wear a new one every day. I wear cloth ones in low risk situations to make other people feel safer and wear N95 in higher risk situations like grocery shopping. I am fortunate that my state is one of the highly vaccinated states with 78% of people in the county where I live fully vaccinated and 90% in the county where I work with the fully vaccinated numbers continuing to climb.

All of the masks do help reduce other common respiratory infections which is also beneficial. 

Unfortunately the vaccines don't reduce transmission significantly, if at all, so they won't result in the end of this virus. They do effectively reduce severe disease so people who are vaccinated are less likely to die.  

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-17

Tammy, you need to cite the peer reviewed study that Johns Hopkins published.

And it's not about catching COVID, it's about spreading it.

It is spread through droplets from the nose and mouth.

Covering said nose and mouth prevents those droplets from being expelled onto surfaces through coughs and sneezes.

mdpetdoc said:

I'm vaccinated but will never get a booster after almost dying from the initial vaccination.

What happened?

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Oct-17

mdpetdoc said:

Unfortunately the vaccines don't reduce transmission significantly, if at all,

RACGP - Mounting evidence suggests COVID vaccines do reduce transmission

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Tammy, you need to cite the peer reviewed study that Johns Hopkins published.

Sorry, but I wasn't the one who mentioned this study.

mdpetdoc

From: mdpetdoc

Oct-17

From your article 

Study: "Households in which any individual was vaccinated prior to the 4 January were excluded". Transmission (measure by reported cases from household members) reduced from 10.1% to 5.7%. ARR 4.4%.
Statistics can be misleading. I'm looking forward to BETTER data coming out.

So the absolute risk reduction is 4.4%. 

mdpetdoc

From: mdpetdoc

Oct-17

Sorry, I'm looking for it. It was part of the information provided to study participants and I didn't keep my copy after reading it. This link provides some of the information that led to the study.

COVID-19 Article (jhsph.edu)

This article discusses filtering particles by mask type but doesn't specifically address the small size of Covid viral particles. Are cloth masks effective for Covid? Surgical masks vs. KN95 explained (cnbc.com)

  • Edited October 17, 2021 1:40 pm  by  mdpetdoc
mdpetdoc

From: mdpetdoc

Oct-17

I started with typical chills and aches then developed nausea and vomiting then finally my oxygen levels dropped below 85 for 2.5 days going as low as 80 and they wouldn't come up on oxygen. Fortunately I have oxygen and monitoring equipment available at work because I was told to go home when I first sought medical help for my reaction. My sp02 was 87 at that point. I called when my sp02 reached 85 and was told to STAY home. I went to my office and stayed there on the monitor with oxygen and prayed a lot. 

  • Edited October 17, 2021 1:46 pm  by  mdpetdoc

Top link is dated April 2020, and neither say cloth is zero effective. 

Tennco (carlyMC)

From: Tennco (carlyMC)

Oct-18

I have been gone a while . Are the posts on roll call all about covid?

mdpetdoc

From: mdpetdoc

Oct-18

Yes it is from early in the pandemic. This concern "For homemade cloth masks, the removal efficiency of these particles will likely be around 20%.8" led to further investigation of cloth mask effectiveness. The study was particularly interested in people wearing masks as the general public does - wearing them for extended periods between washings, taking them on and off, touching them a lot, etc.

The point of my post is that you should wear the best mask you can and consider the situation you're in. Perhaps if Tammy's facility provided N95 masks for all staff to wear, they would not have their current positive COVID cases. 

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