30% of #COVID19 cases are asymptomatic and contagious–protect others, protect yourself. WEAR A MASK.

30% of #COVID19 cases are asymptomatic and contagious. This we know.
If 100% of the population wears masks when out, then the 30% of the population that is asymptomatic and contagious will *not* be actively spreading the virus, protecting the other 70%, and the community spread of the virus will plummet. This is what Asian countries know.
America: WAKE UP. WEAR A MASK. Don’t buy what the medical teams need, make your own! Plenty of info online about that. Protect others, protect yourself, and slow the viral community spread. Now. Please.
There are two things we can do ourselves to stop the community spread of SARS-CoV-2.:
1) protect others by wearing any mask at all and washing hands, and
2) protect ourselves through safe behavior, wearing a medical or N99+ [P99 or P100] mask, washing hands, social distance, keeping the things we bring into our home and cars sanitized, keep our home and cars sanitized.
IF you own a medical plain or N99/P100 mask, there’s one way you can sanitize it for re-use (you cannot wash it or spray it with sanitizer, that will degrade the weave and no longer protect you): https://corporate.dukehealth.org/news-listing/duke-starts-novel-decontamination-n95-masks-help-relieve-shortages?fbclid=IwAR2beYnTUZEHN3KcdtSXtT5wafl8H-Gr9uzu0ySntomnuGSB6MYnAS5VF0w
Although a 3M mask is best, few of us have those. A homemade mask will prevent droplets from leaving your mouth and landing, for example, on produce in the grocery store, or the touchpad for check out, etc., etc. Source: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-health-preparedness/article/testing-the-efficacy-of-homemade-masks-would-they-protect-in-an-influenza-pandemic/0921A05A69A9419C862FA2F35F819D55?fbclid=IwAR2Tzc7af_vcOzRy9hDk7IU3OXx3hG7La_6iQSb0LpPK9GdPluCAm79Hglw
If you need to make a mask, be sure to custom fit it tight to your face and consider this information: https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/?fbclid=IwAR24Kz18-YLYBfdvDuLrkP76DH37sOF6lwywYjvFobDML1pnvmO0Ut1D2u8

About Denise Lai

Alive. Swim (fly is the best). Walking with my dog (weims are the best). Life is good. Would prefer people understood negative externalities and prevented themselves from creating them. Feeling the love anyway. View all posts by Denise Lai

4 responses to “30% of #COVID19 cases are asymptomatic and contagious–protect others, protect yourself. WEAR A MASK.

  • Sarah

    It seems the mayor and vice mayor are doing a kernel of rice to help with the situation! Thank you, Denise! This should be sent to every American and our city government. All they care about it developing the island, pulling the cart before the horse. Kids should not be playing in the parks or beach and with each other, outside if families, at this point, either. My European friends and relatives are shocked when I tell them how stupid most Americans are being.

  • Denise Lai

    Thanks Sarah! I agree 100%; shocking when Americans don’t stay at home. Shocking when pharmacy staff don’t know how to don a mask and keep their hands off it. Shocking when grocery staff don’t wear gloves and masks. Shocking people don’t give the 6 or 8 feet distance. And our city leadership and management don’t seem to be doing anything. Remember, we’re a city-strong municipal government, so the city manager has all the power—he’s the one to talk to about your concerns and demands: Eric Levitt, elevitt@alamedaca.gov

  • chrisrabe

    Another thing that is shocking is that schools have been deemed non-essential, but somehow liquor stores ARE essential? What’s even more shocking is the amount of people following the so called “social distancing” guidelines. What a bunch of controlled sheep. They do anything the TV tells them. There is no scientific evidence that any of these measures will actually do anything, other than destroy our economy and livelihoods. There is also no evidence of your claim that 30% of cases are asymptomatic. Where did you get that number? All of the numbers coming from government officials are unverifiable, and highly suspect. There is not even a test available for Covid-19, just coronaviruses, which include the COMMON COLD. People are also dying from other causes and it’s being recorded as Covid related.
    If YOU are scared then YOU can wear a mask and wash your hands until your skin falls off, but you have NO RIGHT to tell me what to do. Mind your own business. This is still America, a constitutional republic, where the rights of the individual are protected from government tyranny, whatever form it may take! Although, if people like you and Bill Gates get their way(neither are health professionals), there’s no telling just how dystopian our society will become. Have you read 1984? A Brave New World? It would seem that those are the realities that you are advocating for here.
    One more thing- Being forced stay home when sick is quarantine, being forced to stay home while not sick, that’s called HOUSE ARREST.

  • Denise Lai

    You sound really angry. All my POVs are based in research and science and facts. This virus is highly contagious. If you’re not reading research an not talking to, or reading the word of, those on the front lines, not listening to Cuomo, haven’t followed the virus/disease in South East Asia, then I can understand being frustrated. There are some countries where the government is trustworthy and the numbers are reliable. It’s a shame our country is not one of them. It’s a shame our country is now spending trillions on a package after the fact, rather than billions in January to prevent the pandemic and save our lives.

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