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Old 04-02-2020, 03:16 PM
RichardS RichardS is offline
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Originally Posted by Loner View Post
I would put money on it lowering your own exposure also. Not as much of a reduction maybe, but still a reduction.
Sure if someone coughs directly in your face and leaves a wet spot on the mask, it's not likely to do much. But that's not how direct most exposure is.
Its pretty clear Ditkaworshipper has no real idea as to what he is talking about.

This graphic shows the reality. Basic math tells you how much of a difference they can make in terms of transmission (like in Taiwan).

Basic Surgical Mask: 87.5% reduction

If everybody wears one in public places.

Last edited by RichardS; 04-02-2020 at 03:26 PM..
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