The virus may be minute but you are not just blowing out a dusty likkle virus all on it´s onesies, it is suspended in a aerosol liquid substrate, read: a sneeze or a cough, and a mask is extremly good at holding your glibber back.Since the virus is so much smaller than the minuscule holes on the mask, the guidelines can be considered a misdirection. On the other hand, it's very interesting that other proven protective measures are never promoted. I mean eating healthy food, pumping up your immune system and doing some physical exercise each and every day. I never hear/read these ideas in the mainstream.
I go to the gym 4-7 times a week, and exercise daily outside of that, and it's amazing how much better it makes you feel in terms of total energy (besides strengthening your muscles). Not eating Doritos and drinking soda all day is going to REALLY improve how you feel every day. Yes, doing these things, in conjunction with a mask, will help you increase your immune system's protective measures.Since the virus is so much smaller than the minuscule holes on the mask, the guidelines can be considered a misdirection. On the other hand, it's very interesting that other proven protective measures are never promoted. I mean eating healthy food, pumping up your immune system and doing some physical exercise each and every day. I never hear/read these ideas in the mainstream.
Your Dr. Pamela Popper is a so-called "naturopath" with focus on alternative and folk medicine and not evidence based medicine. In short she is doing nothing more than peddling ju ju and I would not trust what she has to say. Apart from that the video seems to be ancient and from that far gone time where Corona was a new and scary and governments were still trying to determin the best course of action.Well, the CDC says masks do not work.
This 14 minute video (Dr Pamela Popper) on the topic is worth a view.
There is a review of Dr. Fauci’s decisions and behaviors re: COVID-19. Copies were sent to the White House, The President and the Vice President, Fauci’s alma mater Cornell University and the media. (Masks are on page 14 of 36) You can find it here: http://pvsheridan.com/sheridan2fauci-1-21july2020.pdf
I don't know the specific source of her quote, however if you go here:
Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental MeasuresThere were 3 influenza pandemics in the 20th century, and there has been 1 so far in the 21st century. Local, national, and international health autho...wwwnc.cdc.gov
"In this review, we did not find evidence to support a protective effect of personal protective measures or environmental measures in reducing influenza transmission. Although these measures have mechanistic support based on our knowledge of how influenza is transmitted from person to person, randomized trials of hand hygiene and face masks have not demonstrated protection against laboratory-confirmed influenza, with 1 exception (18)."
"We did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility (Figure 2)."
On a sidebar, when reading current official documents regarding the use of face masks be on the look out for "weasel" words like "may" "might" "help". Weasel words are used to imply an affirmation of efficacy when an affirmation is not or cannot actually be made. For that reason, weasel words are commonly used in advertising and in vendor product claims. For more info on weasel words go here: Marketing 101 - "Weasel" words
Why you citing studies about influenza? Are you talking about mask's effectiveness in source control or in personal protection?
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