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Wearing masks may increase your risk of coronavirus infection, expert says

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Panic buying and the hoarding of face masks to protect from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may not be a good idea, says a health expert. It puts you at an increased risk of contracting the virus.

Dr. Jenny Harries, England's deputy chief medical officer, has warned that it was not a good idea for the public to wear facemasks as the virus can get trapped in the material and causes infection when the wearer breathes in.

No matter to me as I have not worn and will not wear a mask................... However I wonder, do the people wearing mask driving alone in cars also wear their mask to sleep at night because this could cause breathing issues 

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The general idea on the public wearing masks in the UK is to keep the virus in rather than out. This is what the Japanese have done for a long time when they are ill.

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Indeed. There are more studies looking into the potential benefits of large-scale mask wearing and the most promising one indicate that it might cut down transmission by a fair bit if every infected person wears one.

This is especially important when there are many pre- or asymptomatic folks around. Categorically not wanting to wear a mask is therefore also on the selfish side (and obviously there is little benefit wearing it if alone and/or being in ones own personal space).

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Posted (edited)

"Experts" say a lot of things

Edited by PhilGeis

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3 hours ago, PhilGeis said:

"Experts" say a lot of things

Some of which are true...

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On 5/16/2020 at 9:58 AM, dimreepr said:

Some of which are true...

Of course - and some of which are not.

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1 minute ago, PhilGeis said:

Of course - and some of which are not.

So think for yourself; is it more, or less, likely that you know more, about something you haven't studied, than an expert in the field?

There is a right answer. 😉

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On 5/16/2020 at 12:36 PM, PhilGeis said:

"Experts" say a lot of things

 

On 5/16/2020 at 3:58 PM, dimreepr said:

Some of which are true...

 

8 minutes ago, PhilGeis said:

Of course - and some of which are not.

 

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Moderator Note

This seems to have degenerated into the most pointless conversation ever I am closing the thread before anyone adds "and some are". If anyone has a good reason to re-open to, just report this post.

 

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