I think maybe 1-2% of the people i encounter are wearing a mask.
I think if we get a jump in cases, that will change.
Also our post office gets visited by every family in town... so i wear it in there.
It seems to leading medical experts say masks prevent the mask wearer from spreading in to another person, but doesn't really protect the wearer.
I disagree, anything that traps droplets, provided it doesn't get too wet from breath, is at least a partial deterrent.
NMN since June, 2019 (started at 250mg, 500mg as of Oct 1st)
NAD+ nasal spray since July, 2019
Resveratrol since Sept 2019
Astaxanthin 10mg since October 20th
Blueberry concentrate 500 mg since October 20th
Berberine 250 mg since October 20th
I don’t wear a mask on the bike, run or on the scooter but I do when shopping or any other close encounters...I hate it, but you have to do what “you have to do” otherwise we are going to be locked down for a lot longer.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Aug;7(4):413-8. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2013.43.
Testing the efficacy of homemade masks: would they protect in an influenza pandemic?
Davies A1, Thompson KA, Giri K, Kafatos G, Walker J, Bennett A.
This study examined homemade masks as an alternative to commercial face masks.
Several household materials were evaluated for the capacity to block bacterial and viral aerosols. Twenty-one healthy volunteers made their own face masks from cotton t-shirts; the masks were then tested for fit. The number of microorganisms isolated from coughs of healthy volunteers wearing their homemade mask, a surgical mask, or no mask was compared using several air-sampling techniques.
The median-fit factor of the homemade masks was one-half that of the surgical masks. Both masks significantly reduced the number of microorganisms expelled by volunteers, although the surgical mask was 3 times more effective in blocking transmission than the homemade mask.
Our findings suggest that a homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals, but it would be better than no protection.
I wear my mask inside any buildings i am visiting, but not outside.
I would be careful of what some industrial commercial filters are made from and the possibility of breathing harmful fibres into your airways and lungs.
The solution could end up far worse than the problem..