Studying these protesters in Massachusetts and they also tested Minnesota protesters with similar results, it showed wearing masks and being outdoors were factors in the low transmittal rates. That’s a little bit of good news.
Momto2boys973 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:07 pmWhen we have data comparing the numbers of cases amongst protesters bs those staying at home we can say that the masks are really making a significant difference as opposed to other factors. There’s still a strong possibility that these protests are worsening the situation. We don’t know.
As lizard said, it’s not about making this a political issue. It’s about doing our best to protect the people and shorten the duration of the crisis. Children missed school, businesses suffered, people were left without a job all to do what has been proven around the world to truly work which is isolation, but all those take a back seat to protesting? Kids an take classes online, people can talk to their loved ones online, they can work online, people are getting medical checks online, but G-d forbid your can’t go out to protest, that’s THE single most important thing right now and it cannot be done online.
I’m sorry, but that shows screwed up priorities.Lemons wrote: ↑Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:48 pmMasks are showing to help more than anticipated. It’s not about justifying the protests. They happened, no one was going to be able to stop them. It’s about using the data from what has happened to determine what is needed going forward to protect people.Momto2boys973 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 amMasks help... a little. There are many factors why hospitalizations may be down: more accurate and prompt testing is probably the main one. What makes a huge difference is social distancing, but I guess a few casualties are OK for those who believe protesting is a priority. And even in those pictures there’s a handful of people not wearing masks or wearing them incorrectly. Some studies have suggested that one of the reasons why Covid numbers haven’t increased much in areas that have protests is because the protests actually encourage the majority of citizens to stay home.
The data collected from the current hot spots in Florida and Texas and Arizona will also be used to determine what caused these spikes. People not following the rules are the ones to follow to see what happens.