Friday, July 31, 2020

Where Are They Wearing Masks?

From the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation:

I don't know what's wrong with Illinois. Or the entire upper midwest, for that matter. 

IMHE is now projecting 231,000 deaths by November 1st. 77 9/11's.

They say more people are wearing masks, and "if that number increases to 95% across all states, around 32,000 lives could be saved."


David in Cal said...

I believe that masks offer considerable benefit. Still, it bothers me that cases continue to rise here in CA, despite high mask usage.


Entropic man said...

The US Navy had a it outbreak on that he Theodore Roosevelt and used the aircraft carrier as a Petri dish.

One thing they found was that a person who wore a mask had a 56% chance of catching Covid. Without a mask it was 81%.

A mask won't give complete protection, but it improves your odds.

I'm old with comorbidities, so I reckon my chances can be described using a dice throw.

5 or 6, I get through this uninfected.

2,3 or 4, I get Covid-19 and recover.

1, I get Covid-19 and come out dead or crippled.

Never mind individual freedom, if a mask gives me +1 on the dice, it's worth wearing.