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Start wearing masks!!!! Doesn’t have to be medical masks, just as long you are covering your nose and mouth. In NYC 75% of people are now wearing masks. Just walked past a morgue fridgerated truck.

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Honestly, masks (non-n95) aren't really to protect you. It's to protect everyone else. Prevents you from expelling droplets and spewing the virus everywhere. Surgical masks were and are designed to prevent surgeons from contaminating the patient, not the other way around.

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I agree, within reason. My partner is a health care worker in NYC and doesn't have n95 masks at work, but sees people in the grocery store wearing n95s... This might just exacerbate the lack of supply issue.

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But do those things actually do anything to stop transmission of the disease?

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OP- your theory is anecdotal at best. People in those Asian countries wear masks in general. Had that been the case, it wouldn’t have spread to the pandemic levels. All those countries which mitigated the spread was through aggressive contact tracing, mandatory quarantine and testing!

Question is where do I get it from? Can one of my hoarder friends spare a few?

eBay. I ordered some from the user - arrive in 5 days. 5 masks for $40 :(

Thanks! Just ordered!

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