20 thoughts on “”My Corona” … cough, cough.

    1. It is a world of contrasts, and I’m sure it is a scene/situation repeated all over.
      The last time I went out to shop, everyone I saw was wearing a mask,

      It will be interesting to see how this pans out when we move to Stage 3 lockdown from June 1st.

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  1. Interesting to read various infos on the wwweb. It almost appears as if the mask (as we know it) is effectively a placebo. I have no investment one way or the other: If it feels good—do it!

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    1. Ark, you might have caught some of my news on this pandemic here in Dallas. Our Governor (R), Lt. Gov. (R), a certain Republican Senator, and loyal party-members have been news celebrities during these necessary restrictions. But it doesn’t stop there. Now enforcing the newest restrictions of reopening businesses has apparently become racist too! 😳

      https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/video-shows-large-crowds-outside-dallas-restaurant-dpd-and-code-enforcement-shut-it-down-after-multiple-complaints-owner-says-hes-being-targeted/287-8f683dde-fa9b-48be-bb65-59b8a8aa961c

      Let me know if you have problems with the link or its embedded video of the large crowd at the Uptown bar—many of its patrons touching and bumping into each other.

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        1. When people start dropping like flies we’ll be able to better evaluate the wisdom of this decision.
          As it stands the projections are that by November this year we could be looking at 40,000 deaths.
          We are currently at 429.

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  2. Perhaps we are all idiots here in Australia (no need to answer that), but the number of people wearing masks in my town would be less than 1%.

    Though having said that we have no active cases in my region of my state and the last positive case was more than a week ago, so people seem unconcerned. But even when the virus was at its peak worry mask wearing reached a high of around 5%.

    Our health advice was that wearing a mask decreased the risk of spreading the disease but increased the risk of catching it (because people touch their face more what wearing a mask).

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  3. From a March 8, 2020 CBS 60 Minutes interview with CDC infectious disease “expert” Dr. Anthony Fauci (AF):

    Q: There’s a lot of confusion among people and misinformation surrounding face masks. Can you discuss that?

    AF: The masks are important for someone who’s infected to prevent them from infecting someone else. Now, when you see people and look at the films in China and South Korea, whatever, and everybody’s wearing a mask. Right now in the United States people should not be walking around with masks.

    Q: You’re sure of it? Because people are listening really closely to this.

    AF: Right now, people should not be walking, there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is, and often there are unintended consequences: people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.

    Q: And can you get some schmutz sort of staying inside there?

    AF: Of course. Of course. But when you think masks, you should think of health care providers needing them and people who are ill. The people who when you look at the films of foreign countries and you see 85% of the people wearing masks–that’s fine, that’s fine. I’m not against it. If you want to do it, that’s fine. But it can lead to a shortage of masks for the people who really need it.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=fauci+60+minutes+no+masks&atb=v160-1&pn=1&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEaq9JHKq8CI

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    1. And yet others who don’t have the notoriety given to them by Trump have disagreed.

      Further, Trump’s “experts” have said all along the health care providers are the ones that truly NEED the masks and they were concerned (rightly so) at the beginning that the average individual would rush out and buy masks, thus depleting the supply. However, now that people are making and offering “homemade” masks, this concern has diminished significantly.

      Ron, you are your own person — and since nationwide there is no legal requirements for you to wear a mask, do whatever feels good. Just remember a mask is not so much protection for you as it is for others … which may very well include your friends and loved ones.

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      1. Depending on the porosity of the materials used, homemade face masks offer little to no protection against the transmission of viruses. And while there are no legal requirements to wear a face mask where I live — yet — there are at least nine states mandating their use in enclosed spaces: Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. And failure to comply results in a heavy fine.

        “The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrrants”. – albert camus

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  4. what he did NOT say, and should have, if you are around people who are compromised, or if YOU are compromised, diabetes or lung problems, whatever, you should be home. Period. And if you have this thing, you should also be home, never mind “oh I feel fine…I just ran out of coffee is all…”

    ;wearing the mask you already own is NOT taking five hundred masks away from hospitals. And you can air those masks out in the sun, and they’re fine.

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  5. Wearing of masks in public spaces such as shops and public areas is compulsory now in Portugal. We not only wear a mask we also have visors to protect ourselves from the idiots who don’t understand the 2meter distancing rule.
    If everyone is made to wear masks it protects frontline customer-facing workers. I was pleased to see a security guard stop someone going into a large store because their mask was not covering their nose.

    I don’t think people realise the virus can also enter via the eyes.

    We have worked hard to protect ourselves and others in the State of Emergency lockdown and in our area at least we’ve had no reported cases … so far. We supported the government and respected the lockdown but now they put our life’s on the line by opening the flood gates to potentially germ-infested tourists from the UK. We are already preparing for another self-isolation once the tourists arrive.

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