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Karen Pence says vice president didn't know about Mayo Clinic mask policy until he left
The Hill ^ | 04 30 2020 | Brett Samuels

Posted on 04/30/2020 8:01:43 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

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To: Luircin

There have been studies about the efficacy of cloth masks. A double layer, tight woven, snug fitting one is much better than nothing. Add a pocket for a piece of non woven material, efficacy goes up. Pull a circle of nylon stocking over the mask, snug fit improves greatly, can be as good as surgical masks.

If everyone wears one, the effect multiplies. Conceivably, you could get a 95% drop in transmission with good homemade masks all around. 80% outgoing protection and 80% incoming protection = 20% outgoing failure × 20% incoming failure = 4 % transmission. I wouldn’t expect anything that good in practice, but 50% reduction could bring R0 under 1.

Thank you for your own courtesy.

81 posted on 04/30/2020 1:42:34 PM PDT by heartwood (Someone has to play devil's advocate.)
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To: Luircin
So explain, Paradox. Explain.. Someone else has done so, I wont repeat it. Do a tiny bit of research.


82 posted on 04/30/2020 1:54:39 PM PDT by Paradox (Don't call them mainstream, there is nothing mainstream about the MSM.)
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To: Skywise
Yeah - you're the one slamming an honorable VP and "I'm the "good Dem"....

Ask yourself, who generally accuses others of acting like they do....then maybe look in the mirror and see what a Dem looks like.

83 posted on 05/01/2020 2:18:55 AM PDT by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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To: trebb

And I was right.

84 posted on 05/01/2020 4:45:09 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: DoodleDawg
Yes. That. Pence didn’t seem to notice that everyone else was wearing a mask? No one offered him one? There were no signs anywhere? He wore one yesterday at the GM plant where they are making ventilators.

Plus, Pence himself said this before his wife stepped in it:

"When the CDC issued guidelines about wearing a mask, it was their recognition that people that may have the coronavirus could prevent the possibility of conveying the virus to someone else by wearing a mask," he said.

"And since I don't have the coronavirus, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible healthcare personnel, and look them in the eye and say thank you."

So he clearly understood but made the decision that he didn’t think he needed to wear one.

But does wearing a mask makes it impossible to look people in the eye? Those people he was looking in the eye were all wearing masks. VP Pence and his wife also said he was “regularly tested” (at least once a week). But do they not understand that being tested does not give one immunity nor does being tested regularly guarantee that one hasn’t become infected after their last test?

85 posted on 05/01/2020 5:20:57 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA (No. I am not a doctor nor have I ever played one on TV. The MD in my screen name stands for Maryland)
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To: MD Expat in PA

It was an unnecessary mistake on the part of Pence and his team. No admittedly it will be gone in a day or two but I doubt it will be the last blunder the campaign makes.

86 posted on 05/01/2020 5:23:50 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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