Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 weeks ago

Wearing a mask is only useful if you’re contagious ?

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  • a2yar
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No way to know if contagious

  • 4 weeks ago

    Correct, even though that wasn't really a question.

    Wearing a mask doesn't protect you from anything, it protects others from you.  Many viruses are the most contagious during the incubation period, when people don't even know they're infected.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    That is true, but they also help a little to block some of the droplets from entering through the mask into the wearer of the mask. Since none of us ever know if we are contagious or not, we should wear one to protect others around us. We could be asymptomtic or presymptomatic, and be contagious without even knowing it. If I see someone without a mask, I cross the street or turn around in a store isle and get away from them.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Or another person is contagious and you find yourself up close and personal with them. Social distancing? Masks are unnecessary. 

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It is true that masks are more useful for stopping you infecting someone else

    than they are for stopping you being infected by someone else.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    For the Covid virus, that is the overriding reason given by the consensus of opinion of virologists, worldwide. Masks are to prevent people infecting others.

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yeah, probably. I see people compairing it to doctors and nurses not wearing masks during surgery, but open wounds are not comparable to Coronoa, where there are no open wounds...

  • 4 weeks ago

    The virus has been exposed to every human on earth..quit fretting

  • 4 weeks ago

    No -- it will also reduce the virus load you may be subjected to when near an infected person .

    It's all about reducing risk  -- not "safety". 

    There is no "safe"  

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yep.                  

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