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Old 05-28-2020, 11:43 AM
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If they're able to find and test all or nearly all of the 140 customers, and it turns out none of them test positive, that's a good sign for the real-world effectiveness of masks (of course, not at the level of scientific proof).

https://abcnews.go.com/US/hairstylis...ry?id=70859389
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Two hairstylists potentially exposed 140 customers to COVID-19 at a Great Clips in Missouri, according to alerts from a local health department.

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Both employees were symptomatic and were wearing face coverings while working, health officials said.

The potential exposure from both cases took place over the course of nine days, between May 12 and May 20.

All 140 clients will be notified and offered testing, along with seven co-workers, health officials said. The clients were also wearing face coverings, which should help limit transmission, Goddard said.
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https://www.sciencetimes.com/article...face-masks.htm
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The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Austria dropped from 90 to 10 cases per one million people, two weeks after the government required everyone to wear a face mask on April 6.
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Daily Mail said, "63 Czechs per 100,000 has been infected and less than two per 100,000 have died from the virus." It's lower in Slovakia, "21 per 100,000 people have caught it and just 0.2 per 100,000 have succumbed to the illness."

In contrast, 182 out of 100,000 British have been infected, while 25 per 100,000 have died because of COVID-19.
Masks seem to work really well all the countries that are mandating them.
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Thanks for compiling this thread Lucy!
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[rant]WTF is wrong with people that are symptomatic but go to their job anyway where they are in close proximity to customers?[/rant]
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[rant]WTF is wrong with people that are symptomatic but go to their job anyway where they are in close proximity to customers?[/rant]
Agree, but something something lack of paid sick time or job security something.
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If they're able to find and test all or nearly all of the 140 customers, and it turns out none of them test positive, that's a good sign for the real-world effectiveness of masks (of course, not at the level of scientific proof).

https://abcnews.go.com/US/hairstylis...ry?id=70859389
Fingers crossed for no positives!!!
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Thanks Lucy. Here is a repost of my conclusion (at the moment) from reading those studies:

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So far, seems pretty evident from posted studies that high thread count cloth masks that don't leak should be effective at stopping covid. There appears to remain a wide range of possible impacts when it comes to low thread count cloth masks. Thus, safest approach is to find a multi-layer high-thread-count snug fit (but breathable) cloth mask. And keep it clean.
From reading various articles and studies, it has become apparent that most people don't differentiate between Surgical and Cloth masks, or N95 and cloth masks, nor various types of cloth masks. The reality (imo) right now is that most people are using low thread count poorly fit poorly maintained cloth masks. This behavior could, for example, provide a false sense of security and put more people at risk. This is an under-addressed issue that gets .. masked .. in the oversimplified 'wear a mask' vs 'don't wear a mask' discussion.
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If they're able to find and test all or nearly all of the 140 customers, and it turns out none of them test positive, that's a good sign for the real-world effectiveness of masks (of course, not at the level of scientific proof).

https://abcnews.go.com/US/hairstylis...ry?id=70859389
You're good at finding relevant links. Looks like they are expecting to get some results tomorrow. Should be interesting. Everyone was wearing face coverings (clients and hairstylists) of some type. Probably cloth of various TPIs, layers, etc. Pretty good real world example.
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This company is selling a repurposed snorkeling mask, with a KN95 filter in the top piece.

https://tekwase.com/products/ninja-s...odification-v2
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So, the less you can breathe through it the better.

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