RavenHawk Posted January 8, 2022 Author #76 Share Posted January 8, 2022 16 hours ago, Nuclear Wessel said: Surely you're not serious? Very serious. And my comment garnered exactly the reaction I was looking for. This society has become so paranoid and sick (mentally). Sure, as I’ve said, it’s gross when someone sneezes or coughs out in the open or into someone’s face, but a few years ago, it wouldn’t have been a federal case. Social norms would have monitored that action (individual responsibility). We were taught growing up that when in public to use our handkerchief whenever we needed to cough of sneeze. I still carry one even today. What’s gross is wearing a soaked face mask. That not only has your germs but every other person’s germs that you’ve gone by and you’re breathing all that in. That’s what causes bronchitis (upper repertory inflammation). Quote WHAT? Your reaction isn't to cough into your arm with the mask on, but to actually remove the mask and then cough into your arm/hand/etc? Well Duh! That’s why I use a handkerchief. Quote That has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. No, it’s not. It just shows how far decoupled (MFP) you are from society. Quote So the doc is using what looks like vape from an e-cig to demonstrate the inefficacy of masks... I see... and you took it as evidence that masks don't work... Again, Well Duh! You don’t believe your eyes? Quote Here's a video to counter yours: https://youtu.be/DNeYfUTA11s Actually it doesn’t. But I see where the confusion is, so we’re going to need to refine definitions here. The confusion is in the term aerosol. I tried to explain earlier but it went past people. We actually have two types of aerosol. Simply call them ‘light’ and ‘heavy’. Light are just the covid molecules free floating. heavy are the aerosolized droplets of spittle that the covid molecule may attach to. In order to see the full picture, you’ll need to superimpose your clip and mine. In mine, the smoke represents the unseen ‘light aerosol’ covid molecules (remember that the covid molecule is only 0.1 micron in diameter). If the covid molecules were visible in your clip, the entire frame would be filled with smoke. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but for me, if I’m at one end of a big room and someone at the other end lights up a cigarette, I can smell that instantaneously. Meaning that the unhindered covid molecules travel faster than aerosolized spittle and is more encompassing. Quote It's the heavier, larger respiratory droplets that are of concern, because those are carrying a higher viral load than smaller, aerosolized droplets. I’ve just shown that they are not of concern. If you are unmasked and standing within 6 feet of somebody and sneeze directly into their face, then yes, that is of concern. But since when is this a society that goes around sneezing into people’s faces like dogs sniffing each other’s butts? Do we not have some decorum? Or do we need the state to impose restrictions before we can breathe? Quote The masks catch these large droplets and prevent them from becoming aerosolized, Yes, masks stop the large droplets but those are of little concern as most fall to the ground right after leaving the mouth/nose. When it leaves the mouth/nose, it is already aerosolized. Quote so the only droplets getting through are those with minimal viral load. Not necessarily. It’s not always about size. It only takes one, like fertilizing an egg, it is the first one in that gets the prize. Quote It’s like tossing basketballs and ping pong balls at a chain-linked fence. Some of the ping png balls will get through, but the basketballs won’t. We’re talking about pee-wee marbles and smaller. Throwing marbles through a chain-linked fence vs basketballs will see more marbles going through. 1 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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