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Old 03-21-2020, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Melbourne View Post
We already know (from Chinese hospital experience) that ordinary surgical masks and gloves don't prevent all infection, and do prevent some infection.

Certainly for people who have contact with infected persons, a face mask on the infected person is better than no face mask on the infected person. It doesn't even have to be very good -- for nose and throat droplets, a loose fitting close-weave cloth makes a huge difference. The question is, for regular repeated contact, how long will you last before you get infected anyway?
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