The blowback over masks is just the latest faux conservative outrage
Margaret Sullivan reported in the Washington Post on a new study that shows what we all intuited: people who get their news from Fox and right-wing hate radio-both promoting the idea that the economy is more important than your health-are less likely to understand the reality of COVID-19 and therefore more likely to get sick and cause themselves and others to die.
This bizarre dynamic of putting profits over public health has played over and over again throughout the years.
Read more here.
I have written and called several retailers and stated that by not requiring masks they are not protcting their employers or customers. They repsond that they are following required laws. The laws need to be changed. But Costco does required masks and it protecting its employees and customers.
Thom, you sometimes confuse the word profit with the word survival. A functioning economy is necessary for the survival of us all.
Wear your mask for personal protection and as a signal to others that you are being a responsible person.
Do not march in protests. Mayors all over the country are admitting that the recent protest marches have been a huge contributing factor helping to spread this virus.
Don't follow the path of those in countries like Taiwan where many feel masks are not needed.
"Wear your mask for personal protection and as a signal to others that you are being a responsible person." -- whatabout
Still Confused About Masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus
- There's some evidence of protection for the wearer, but the stronger evidence is that masks protect others from catching an infection from the person wearing the mask.
- Our analysis reveals that the difference with and without mandated face covering represents the determinant in shaping the trends of the pandemic.
"Mayors all over the country are admitting that the recent protest marches have been a huge contributing factor helping to spread this virus." -- whatabout
- ...the odds of transmitting the pathogen in a closed environment was more than 18 times greater than in an open-air space.
- Coronavirus cases are increasing, but Black Lives Matter protests may not be to blame.
Black Lives Matter protests have not led to a spike in coronavirus cases, research says
Protests probably didn’t lead to coronavirus spikes, but it’s hard to know for sure
Research Determines Protests Did Not Cause Spike In Coronavirus Cases
BLM protests have not led to a spike in coronavirus cases: study
Nationwide Protests Haven't Caused a COVID-19 Spike (So Far.) Here's What We Can Learn From That
Protests have not contributed to rise in COVID-19 cases, research group suggests
Did protests lead to spike in coronavirus cases?
Researchers say it's unlikely
Did Floyd Protests Lead to a Virus Surge? Here’s What We Know. Epidemiologists have braced for a surge of coronavirus cases. But it has not come yet.
"Don't follow the path of those in countries like Taiwan where many feel masks are not needed." -- whatabout
- We know that during the first wave of the pandemic, those countries that implemented masking early were more successful than others at reducing the spread of the virus. Wearing a mask doesn’t mean that you are weak or afraid or a coward. It’s a way to protect the vulnerable around you. It’s our duty to keep each other healthy.
- How the world missed Covid-19's silent spread
Ayn Rand would be so proud of the"conservative" mantra that surrounds the wearing of masks today. The "screw everyone else" attitude that has infected so much of the public today is totally consistant with her lifelong belief that society is non-existant, and only belief in the wants of self are important, dispite the fact she died on medi-care and social security.
So much for "rugged individualism".
Breathing - The Air we live in, Facemasks, Hypoxia Hyperbole
First of all let's understand the air we breathe: The atmosphere is composed of oxygen gas, water vapor, nitrogen gas, carbon dioxide gas, and the other gases that occupy 0.97 % of the air volume. Oxygen represents 21 % of the air volume. Carbon dioxide gas represents about 0.03 % of the volume of the atmosphere. Nitrogen is 78 % of the volume of the atmosphere. That’s where we start the breathing process.
So what comes out as we exhale? What we exhale is still 78 percent nitrogen, now 16 percent oxygen, 0.09 percent argon, and 4 percent carbon dioxide. So, our exhaled air still has Oxygen that is four times greater than the CO2!! In addition the oxygen exhaled (16%) is still three times more than what was taken by the body (21-16 = 5) during that breath. I could re-breath the same breath 3 times before depleting the available oxygen from our air.
Now Imagine breathing with a facemask exposed to the same ‘fresh’ air. A small portion of what you exhale, which still includes three times more oxygen than your lungs will absorb and more CO2, that is not used, remains between the mask and and your face. This left over exhalation is then mixed with regular air with higher oxygen content from the surrounding air during your next inhale.
If i were placed in an air tight container like a cave where the entrance has collapsed, I would eventually suffer hypoxia and eventual die. However, with a face mask, and unlike the cave, I still have access to normal air and it’s ever present oxygen.
I also have an oximeter and it showed no difference in my blood O2 levels between wearing and not wearing a face mask. Now I understand why that works out that way. There’s plenty of oxygen available.
I really wish we could ignore the evil that is tearing our nation apart and dividing us with nonsense, pseudo-science, and outright lies.
Everyone left of the TEA Party needs to ignore this BS and unite to defeat the evil destroying America!!!