The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167504 Message #4131235
Posted By: Backwoodsman
06-Jan-22 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Despite having held senior positions in several businesses over a 50-year career, and earning a decent supplementary income as a semi-pro singer and musician since I was 16 (still doing it, but far more for fun than the filthy lucre nowadays), I don’t regard myself as being particularly clever, and I wouldn’t pretend to know with any certainty about the efficacy of mask-wearing with regard to C-19 transmission-prevention.
What I do believe, though, is that, by pushing the concept of continued mask-wearing, the powers-that-be are keeping the thought that C-19 has not ‘gone away’, and still poses a threat, at the front of people’s minds. And in that regard, it seems to me to be a very worthwhile tactic. As well as being careful to socially-distance, I wear a mask at all times when I’m in indoor public spaces. I have no idea whether it’s preventing transmission, but I’m certain it’s not making transmission more likely, and that’s a Good Thing, AFAIC.