[ExI] Who has a vote that counts?

Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 20:58:26 UTC 2020


That's why I wear a mask (well, that and the fact I will probably
ultimately be arrested if I walk into a store without one and refuse to
leave).  I'm also empathetic to them making people feel safe, and like I
said, other than from a command and control perspective, there is little
downside to wearing them.

That said, I'm not asking about epidemiological models.  I'm asking about
hard science that shows masks works.   I haven't seen much on the
subject in the positive column for anything below N95.

OTOH, you can take a look at these controlled studies around the
effectiveness of surgical masks:

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 4:37 PM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 4:04 PM Dylan Distasio via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> *> I think the larger, simpler question is "do masks even work?"  *
> The IHME computer model (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation),
> which Trump frequently cited in the early days of the pandemic before its
> predictions became too dark and too accurate for his taste, says 160,000
> more Americans will die of COVID-19 between now and December 1, but if 95%
> of the people wore face masks when they went out of their houses there
> would be 66,000 fewer deaths than that. Could they be wrong? Sure, but they
> are one hell of a lot more likely to be right than you or I are after
> studying the very complex science of epidemiology for no more than 20
> minutes.
> John K Clark
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