Why a SARS-CoV-2 variant that's 50% more transmissible would in general be a much bigger problem than a variant that's 50% more deadly. A short thread... 1/
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Is, say, a 50% increase in transmissability consistent regardless of behavior? In other words, is it possible that non-mask wearers could see a 50% increase but mask wearers could see less of an increase?
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Masks don't offer much protection to the wearer. They mostly protect those around them.

2:53 PM Β· Dec 28, 2020

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Depends on what kind of mask you are using.
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True, but considering many places still don’t have enough PPE, including my hometown area, which is a massive hotbed of both cases and science-denying idiots who refuse to wear a mask, most people aren’t wearing the kind that protect them from others.
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Actually, there are increasing numbers of studies and evidence indicating masks do at least partly protect the wearer from infection as well as from infecting others, as well as correlatory indicators from different countries and environments.
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agree, that is why I did not say they don't offer any protection to the wearer.
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There is evidence that wearing a mask increases your chance of being asymptomatic significantly. Significant protection, and ONE of the reasons why mortality rates are lower now than in the first wave.
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The newer studies show a surgical mask can protect the wearer as well as the people around them.
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That's not a valid argument against wearing them.
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it was not intended to be an argument for wearing them. Masks are a good thing IMO
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I always ask them to please cover their face penis
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