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Facial Masking for Covid-19 — Potential for “Variolation” as We Await a Vaccine

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JenniferM55, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. JenniferM55

    JenniferM55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting theory.

    "As SARS-CoV-2 continues its global spread, it’s possible that one of the pillars of Covid-19 pandemic control — universal facial masking — might help reduce the severity of disease and ensure that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic. If this hypothesis is borne out, universal masking could become a form of “variolation” that would generate immunity and thereby slow the spread of the virus in the United States and elsewhere, as we await a vaccine........"

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2026913
     
  2. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    As though we here will ever get everybody to mask up. It's a violation of our Constitutional rights and personal freedom don't you know...
    And it's because of people who won't mask that I won't be going out until Virginia's numbers go down for about 6 weeks running. Sheesh.
    I am old enough that I got a smallpox vaccination!
     
  3. JenniferM55

    JenniferM55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had to venture into town today to pick up my husband's prescription and a few other essential errands, I haven't been out for about 2 weeks. I was shocked how many people weren't wearing masks. It was a bit like 'spot the mask'. A couple of weeks ago I'm guessing about 80% were wearing masks, today it looked like 80% weren't wearing them.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! It may be the same here; haven't been out. Someone came to personally deliver a business thing to MrZF, and she did not have a mask on. I despair! Neither did he, but he had no idea she was coming.
     
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