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We're still learning about Covid - but our observations so far indicate that it is not transmitted by aerosols, but only through large droplets. Since that's the case, cotton and surgical masks can block substantially all of the virus-transmitting particles. Albaby

The New England Journal of Medicine says you are wrong and that face masks against Covid-19 are useless: This is from an editorial on May 21,2020:

"We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.

So why are we forced to wear face masks when we go out? Are the governors and mayors more knowledgeable than our medical doctors all of a sudden?

Answer: No they are not. The real purpose of face masks id to keep the people terrorized.

Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 20 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19... in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic." https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372


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