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Huge gap between covid infections and known cases prove much less deadly

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  1. Scott Downey

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    CDC Antibody Studies Confirm Huge Gap Between COVID-19 Infections and Known Cases
    The more antibody testing the more positive results and they are not sick.

    Newly published antibody test results from half a dozen parts of the country confirm that COVID-19 infections in the United States far outnumber confirmed cases. The ratio of estimated infections to known cases in these studies, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Friday, range from 6 to 1 in Connecticut as of early May to 24 to 1 in Missouri as of late April.
     
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    In Ohio, if you had to have two negative tests in a row in order to return to work and there were half a dozen tests administered to you, you were counted as a half a dozen individuals so I think that the trend is correct and confirms what was said way back when opinions were written in California and New York but I am taking all of the numbers with a grain of salt. Meanwhile I want a face mask that says "I can't breathe", which might be a good brand name.
     
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    Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to Healthy Individuals

    Wearing a face mask all the time posses risks to healthy people. You will never hear that on the MSM. Probably the masks that actually work to block viruses just dont let you get enough free flow of oxygen.
     
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    I have asthma and I wear a mask when I'm out and about. Not that I go out all that often and I don't wear one when I'm in the car.
     
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    it robs me of breath and I get to a point I can’t breathe... today I almost went into an attack.
     
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    General medical masks do not reduce blood oxygen levels except perhaps in people that are compromised to begin with.
    I understand that some people feel they are restrictive, they take some getting used to.
    I don’t know when the reporter interviewed the neurosurgeon but recently there have been a lot of studies (meta analysis) showing the effectiveness of masks in reducing the incidence of disease in the general population.
    I wear a tight-fitting N95 mask under a face shield every day, it took me some time to getting used to. I’ve checked my O2 saturation before and during and it remains unchanged.
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    General practice:
    1. Increase your distance from the source.
    2. Put a barrier between you and the source (masks, gloves, eye protection, etc.)
    3. Decrease the time spent around infective areas (quarantine)
    4. Sanitation: Wash hands and keep hands away from your face, nose and mouth.
    Following good practices won’t prevent you from being infected but will reduce the odds of it.

    Rob
     
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    I’m not using a N 95 mask so ... all I know is I started using it and began choking today and almost passed out. What I was using is a general purpose disposable face mask, blue color. It says on the package that it is easy breathability. My wife didn’t appear distressed but then again she isn’t asthmatic.
     
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    Yes, hard to breathe thru a mask. We sewed some from a single thin layer and I can tolerate that for short times.
     
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    I do have breathing problems, and I am not able to wear a mask.

    Wonder why the MSM isnt doing a story on that??
     
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    Do they even know you exist? :Wink
     
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    Tell ya what we should do... invent a cheap disposable mask for people with respiratory issues. We could clean up... now and in the future.:Wink
     
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    (refering to the MSM

    If they were good reporters - that would be a logical question to research.

    but often the media does NOT want to report on certain things.

    For example - Syracuse and Onondaga .county, NY it is illegal to have fireworks.
    But our county right next door to Onondaga - it is legal - but it was not been mentioned.
    But they did mention how the LEO's have been confiscating illegal fireworks.
    Including, AFTER I called them about it.
     
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    Can you hunt with a rifle in those counties ... ya can In Sullivan.
     
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    Yes, homemade masks are useless to stop covid, but they can be trendy and artsy looking.
    During WW2, the US government promoted victory gardens and metal and rubber recycling to stir up home support for the war, generate positive feelings among the citizenry to be empathetic with the government and soldiers overseas, masks now are the same thing. Gives the people something to do to make them feel like they can do something. But they don't do anything to stop covid. I also read somewhere, 12 layers of handkerchief only stops 60% of covid viral particles, so you do understand it is worthless., it is all just feel good do something government propagandizing.

    Coronavirus: ‘Handkerchiefs, cotton masks can’t protect you’

    According to doctors, cotton face masks or handkerchiefs don’t provide any protection against the coronavirus. “Cloth (e.g. cotton or gauze) masks are not recommended under any circumstance,” reads the guideline of World Health Organization (WHO) on the usage of masks. But markets of Mumbai are flooded with cotton masks and trendy pieces decorated with cartoon characters and pop art. “Young people don’t like using surgical masks, so they have started putting on these trendy masks,” said Dr Gautam Bhansali, general physician from Bombay Hospital.

    See takes a foreign newsite to tell you the truth.
     
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    Again, wearing masks for the general public isn’t to protect the wearers of the mask, it protects others from the one wearing it. Coughing, sneezing, heavy breathing, singing, all produce small droplet particles. A mask reduces the potential contagions.

    Triggers for asthma differ from person to person.
    If wearing a medical mask is particularly difficult you need to look for alternatives.
    Many of the local stores in my area will not let you enter them without a face covering but are not picky as to what type you use.
    I’ve seen bandana type coverings used, while not as good as some it’s better than nothing.

    Recognize that as a severe asthmatic you are more susceptible to the ravages of Covid-19 and should limit your chances of exposure to the virus.

    Rob
     
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