According to Alexander Tin, for CBS News, “CDC [Center for Disease Control] recommends double masks to help protect against COVID-19.”
So, does that mean for the last year we’ve not been properly protected with just one mask?
That would explain why the infection numbers have been so high for so long.
Thanks CDC, for your flawed recommendations once again.
Remember…, we have to “follow the science,” even if “the science” doesn’t know where it’s going!
“After months of demands for federal health officials to update mask recommendations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines Wednesday that include wearing well-fitting face masks or two masks at a time to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Who, exactly, has been demanding “federal health officials to update mask recommendations,” by the way?
The only thing most people are demanding, as far I know, is for the CDC to come out and admit that masks are not really effective in stopping the virus, which obviously now, they’re admitting they’re not.
They admit that even two masks will not stop the transfer of the China virus.
Don’t believe me?
Hospitals didn’t let visitors in even if you were wearing a mask.
Now try visiting someone in the hospital wearing two masks…, they still won’t let you in.
If masks really worked, why would hospitals not let family members visit their loved ones if they were wearing one…, or two?
BECAUSE MASKS DON’T WORK!!!
“The updated guidance follows the release of new research from the CDC which tested various masks in a lab setting and found evidence that combining a cloth mask over a surgical mask could dramatically reduce both the spread of the virus to others and exposure to the virus oneself.”
“Reduces,” not eliminates.
We’ve been dealing with the China virus for like a year now, and just now they’re coming up with this two-mask thing?!
“The CDC’s new recommendations advise Americans to select masks with a nose wire that can be adjusted for a snug fit, and to use a mask fitter or brace to better seal their masks. The CDC also recommends wearing a mask with multiple layers for greater protection, or layering a cloth mask over a disposable medical mask.”
“For a better fit, it advises knotting the ear loops of the disposable mask and then tucking and flattening the extra material on the sides.”
‘“I want to be clear that these new scientific data released today do not change the specific recommendations about who should wear a mask or when they should wear one. But they do provide new information on why wearing a well-fitting mask is so important,’ CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a White House COVID-19 briefing.”
You want to be “clear,” Ms. Walensky?
Then you should try harder.
“For the new study, CDC researchers tested combinations of multi-layered cloth and common surgical or medical procedure masks in a laboratory, simulating breathing and coughing between pairs of dummies.”
“Between pairs of dummies?”
C’mon…, these CDC researchers deserve a little more respect than that, don’t they?
Well…, maybe not!
No…, definitely, not.
“Dummies” it is!
“When only a disposable mask was worn, just 42% of cough droplets were blocked in the experiment. Combining the disposable mask with a cloth mask on top blocked 92.5% of particles expelled from the cough.”
Okay…, we get the “droplets” thing…, but how much of virus sized particles are blocked?
I’ve heard a good analogy for how much “virus” a typical mask blocks is, envision throwing sand at a chain-link fence.
Ha, ya…, that’s about it.
“The new research comes after months of pleas by advocates for the CDC to update its guidance to include recommending wearing two masks, after other studies and anecdotal evidence suggested the move could curb the spread of the virus.”
If two is better than one, then three must be better than two!
How about four?!
No, wait, I’ve got it!
How about wearing just one mask that actually works?!
“The agency’s top officials had declined to change their official recommendations until this new research had been completed, though many — from President Biden to Dr. Anthony Fauci — had already been spotted wearing two masks.”
“Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump’s Mama
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