If masks work, then why the social distancing? If both work, then why can't everything be open?

Update:

Gemma Perl. maybe you should update yourself on these other countries. There have been new outbreaks all over the place.

Update 2:

Lois. So what you are saying is they don't work. Thanks.

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  • 2 months ago
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    Because this is all a diversion. This is about the accumulation of power by the government. 

  • 2 months ago

    I think the most important part is hand washing. I have been hand washing for years now and have not even caught the common cold. While masks can cut way down on the dispersion it is not fool proof. The virus can linger, so even social distancing is no guarantee. Most people who get the virus, recover. We would never dream of a lock down for the common flu that posses a similar risk to those with underlying health conditions so we know this Covid is strictly political in nature and is seen by the Democrats as a possible weakness to get rid of Trump. The main problem is most Democrats did not want Biden to represent them and the Democrat Party has not offered any plans for how to make this country better, only that Orange Man bad as the reason we should vote for this corrupt Party.

  • J M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Its like birth control. Nothing is 100%. This is highly contagious. I see people all the time that don't know how to wear a mask correctly. Not to mention all the fools that refuse to take precautions. 

    Short of everyone wearing hazmat suits, there is no 100% way to completely stop everything. That said, it can kill you.  People have to still get food, work and take care of business. We do the best we can. 

    Like birth control, the only 100% method is abstinence, staying away from everyone. That doesn't work for birth control either.  

  • Mandy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Do you eat and drink with a mask on? 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Masks help to prevent the spread of covid 19. social distancing helps to prevent the spread of covid 19. You have many stupid people in the USA that wouldn't wear masks of do social distancing if everything was open. Just look at your stupid president who had to have a car parade to make himself look tough. He's a f^cking idiot.

  • 2 months ago

    According to the CDC they initially wanted everyone to wear N95 masks, but due to a shortage of them they wanted to save them for medical teams.  They didn't initially want people to wear cloth masks because cloth masks are only about 2% effective and, in some cases, are even riskier than not wearing a mask at all.  Cloth masks have openings that are hundreds of times bigger than a virus, and they tend to wick when mucus hits them- causing infected mucus to get stuck on the mask and the virus would become dislodged when the wearer inhales and goes right through the mask and into the wearers lungs.

    However if an infected person wearing a cloth mask sneezes or coughs much of the mucus gets stopped by the mask, so their reasoning was that if everybody wore cloth masks then infected people would wear them and that, along with social distancing, would help a lot.  So that's why they are forcing everyone to wear masks.  There are some problems with this though.  If an infected person coughs or sneezes more than a few times, the cloth mask gets saturated with mucus and it no longer contains the mucus.  So the infected person must clean their masks daily or just use a new mask each day.

    I don't know anyone who cleans their masks daily or wears a different mask every day though- so I think the whole thing is just not working like they wanted it to.  Besides N95 masks are readily available now and cost about $2.  N95 masks are molded from plastic rather than woven, the openings are smaller than a virus, they don't wick like cloth masks and they usually adhere to the face more securely.  Everyone should be wearing them now but I don't see that happening.  Worse, the media shows people wearing masks without social distancing which is NOT recommended by the CDC, especially with folks wearing inefficient cloth masks.

  • 2 months ago

    Everything can't be open because of boneheads that refuse to wear masks and refuse to social distance. Airborne diseases like COVID 19 spread easier in closed, indoor environments.

    As others have also stated, masks and social distancing REDUCE the risk of spreading; they do not eliminate the risk.

  • saggi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because most governments wish to crash the economy for their personal interest

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Oh it's you. Y!A's village idiot.

    Masks and distancing help.  Too bad for you, you can't comprehend that.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Trump didn’t social distance or wear a mask.

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