[ExI] Who has a vote that counts?

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Thu Aug 13 20:53:48 UTC 2020

On 2020-8-13 13:01, Dylan Distasio via extropy-chat wrote:
> I think the larger, simpler question is "do masks even work?"  I'm not 
> opposed to trying them because any health risk from wearing one seems 
> low,   That said, there is quite a substantial body of evidence that 
> surgical masks are not of much value in stopping small infectious 
> agents, let alone cloth ones and bandannas. It's also a big assumption 
> to believe people are wearing and handling them properly.

SlateStarCodex, or someone like that, did some reading and concluded 
that a mask-wearer is significantly less likely to spread the virus, and 
probably slightly less likely to catch it.  Good enough for me.

*\\*  Anton Sherwood  *\\*  www.bendwavy.org

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list