Masks: How do you encourage people that they help?

Posted by tjdog @tjdog, Jun 23 1:51pm

I live in a retirement community. Many of my neighbors do not believe masks help stop the transmission of COVID-19. They use the Nextdoor app to post their feelings and “facts”. I usually try to convince them otherwise, but it seems to be fruitless. Today someone posted a picture of a warning on the box of disposable surgical masks (attached) to prove their point that masks, other than N95, don’t work. Can you give me some information that will help explain this warning and why these type of masks help. Thanks.

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As I understand it the mask helps from spreading virus to others because one might have it and show no symptoms. It's not a cure all but a preventive measure as it's spreads easily and rapidly.

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@marjou

As I understand it the mask helps from spreading virus to others because one might have it and show no symptoms. It's not a cure all but a preventive measure as it's spreads easily and rapidly.

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@marjou– Good morning. Bingo! You are absolutely correct. Masks and social distancing are the keys to not catching COVID-19 or giving it to anyone. I wear a mask everywhere but my car and home.

Do you?

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@merpreb

@marjou– Good morning. Bingo! You are absolutely correct. Masks and social distancing are the keys to not catching COVID-19 or giving it to anyone. I wear a mask everywhere but my car and home.

Do you?

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@marjou More important now then ever ,cover your eyes also virus can get it through the eyes also

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@merpreb

@marjou– Good morning. Bingo! You are absolutely correct. Masks and social distancing are the keys to not catching COVID-19 or giving it to anyone. I wear a mask everywhere but my car and home.

Do you?

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Absolutely!

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@sueinmn I'm sure this will put a smile on your face. Good friend of mine moved to Northfield, MN and sent me the photo. City sign to encourage their residents and visitors to stay safe.

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@johnbishop

@sueinmn I'm sure this will put a smile on your face. Good friend of mine moved to Northfield, MN and sent me the photo. City sign to encourage their residents and visitors to stay safe.

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This is so marevlous

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@merpreb

@zeiracorp– Yes, there are people who are doing this, reaching out to make scenes and try to humiliate people. Recently this happened at a local ice cream shop where some people barged their way into the store and refused to obey the sign to wear masks. The workers are young kids trying to make some money during vacation. These people went "at" them with the full force of the political agenda against wearing masks. It's just awful that politics has played a role in downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19. They say stupid things like, "I'm not going to live in fear for the rest of my life." Being polite is the only way to go is by being respectful as @astaingegerdm said. "respectful to wear a mask all the time out so one does not make others sick." Trying to argue with them just urges them on. I love a good debate but will not debate these fools. They are just blinded to the truth.

If I were out and someone was not wearing a mask I would turn my back and wait for them to pass or leave a store.

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@merpreb My physical therapist shared this video which actually shows physical exhalation using special lighting and they compare what happens when masks are used or not used. This illustrates exactly what happens with real examples and why the virus is spread so easily. Very informative. https://www.pbs.org/video/how-well-do-masks-work-ke2qje/

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@jenniferhunter– Hi Jennifer. Thank you. I have seen this video and I don't think that there is another one around that is as good. Masks are life savers. I hope that you are well.

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@jenniferhunter

@merpreb My physical therapist shared this video which actually shows physical exhalation using special lighting and they compare what happens when masks are used or not used. This illustrates exactly what happens with real examples and why the virus is spread so easily. Very informative. https://www.pbs.org/video/how-well-do-masks-work-ke2qje/

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@jenniferhunter, Hi, Jennifer, Thanks for sharing this link. I wish it could be made mandatory viewing on every tv network worlwide…maybe then more people would start wearing masks and distancing from one another. I'd already seen the video but if a picture is worth … what more could be visually explanatory than watching this???? Can lead 'em to water but can't make 'em drink, yes? Thanks again.

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