College Football Hall of Fame
- Jan 14, 2011
Go read the EXACT article on the AMA's website. Yes Redfield said it too and YES he also emphasizes the importance of social distancing. Do you understand WHY they BOTH said the same thing? It's an official talking point from the CDC and BOTH guys IF you actually read the entire article, include social distancing and hand washing as part of the way that might equal vaccination. MASKS ALONE AS YOU FIRST STATED ARE NOT GOING TO GET YOU TO A PROTECTION LEVEL OF A VACCINE. Another thing to consider, when an epidemiologist talks about a mask to prevent disease transmission I guarandamnedtee you that he isn't picturing 99% of what is actually being worn out there by you and your buds.BTW, it was Redfield that said that if 95% of the public wore masks, it would be equivalent to a vaccine. Maybe if he were quoting someone else, he did indeed forget to mention social distancing and walking hands. I don't remember him mentioning social distancing or washing hands. Not saying he didn't, but I don't remember him saying that.
BTW, social distancingo 6 or more feet does not have more impact than masks. Maybe you should read up. Not only will sneezes and coughs propel aerosolized droplets much much further than 6 feet (up to 25 ft.), but the mosture on aerosolized viral droplets evaporates, and viral particles can float in the air for an extended period of time. Some papers have mentioned for hours.
If what you mean by social distancing is that people staying home reduces transmissions, then of course that is the case, but if staying just 6 feet away from others is the standard, then masks would have as much impact as people without masks that are staying just 6 feet or more from others. Especially when you consider that masks reduce aerosolization, which can float around for quite some time.
You also apparently didn't read my original post in this thread very well. I said..
”The head of the CDC said that if 95% of the population were to wear masks in public, it would have app. the same efficacy as a Covid-19 vaccine. In addition, recent info suggests that wearing a mask can actually reduce the amount of virus the mask wearer is exposed to. That can cause fewer symptoms as a result of lesser exposure.
No one is saying that masks will completely eliminate transmissions. But masks, along with social distancing and hand washing do make a difference."