Study: Masks, Distancing, Testing Shown As Effective As Vaccines on College Campuses

January 13, 2021

  • January 13, 2021 at 11:59 am
    Rosenblatt says:
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    No surprise here: masks (when worn properly) are effective at REDUCING the spread of C19.

    Add in other risk mitigation tools (social distancing and/or testing) and the reduction of the spread is even better than wearing a mask alone.

    Let’s not forget: masks aren’t meant to ELIMINATE C19 transmission, just reduce the risk of spreading and contracting the virus.

    Let’s all mask up and social distance until we can all get vaccinated (or at least 80+% of us, depending on how the virus continues to mutate)

    • January 13, 2021 at 12:55 pm
      Craig Winston Cornell says:
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      • January 13, 2021 at 1:14 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        “Guess which state has better Covid 19 numbers.”

        I guess FL is worse than NY. Let’s see….

        Average cases in FL the past 7 days: 109,736
        Average cases in NY in the past 7 days: 42,558

        Total cases in FL since Jan 2020: 1,461,958
        Total cases in NY since Jan 2020: 656,699

        http s://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesinlast7days

        The state that doesn’t require masks and doesn’t limit indoor dining is doing worse than the state that did.

        Thanks for agreeing with me: masks + other mitigation steps work at reducing the spread of C19.

        • January 13, 2021 at 1:26 pm
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        • January 13, 2021 at 1:28 pm
          Common Sense says:
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          70% of all new cases are from people who wear masks “All” the time.

      • January 13, 2021 at 1:29 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        “The evidence for masks is anecdotal and not science.”

        Lies. We’ve been over this already. How many more studies do you need to see?

        “…all types of masks reduced aerosol exposure, relatively stable over time, unaffected by duration of wear or type of activity”, and concluded that “any type of general mask use is likely to decrease viral exposure and infection risk on a population level, despite imperfect fit and imperfect adherence”.
        http s://files.fast.ai/papers/masks_lit_review.pdf

        “When the same phrase was uttered three times through a slightly damp washcloth over the speaker’s mouth, the flash count…showed a decrease in the number of forward-moving droplets”
        http s://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2007800

        “Experimental and epidemiological data support community masking to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.”
        http s://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html

        “scientific evidence continues to show that masks do work”
        http s://www.healthline.com/health-news/the-simple-science-behind-why-masks-work

  • January 13, 2021 at 1:12 pm
    John says:
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    Any chance that Rosenblatt and Craig Winston Cornell could just a room somewhere to conduct their on going campaigns of dislike for each other?

    • January 13, 2021 at 1:13 pm
      John says:
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      ‘…get a room…”

      • January 13, 2021 at 1:17 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        Should I NOT call out his constant spreading of dangerous misinformation? “Masks don’t work! The vaccine isn’t safe!” These statements are extremely dangerous, not based in science or reality, and if people here actually believe him then we’re never going to get out of this pandemic.

        • January 13, 2021 at 1:28 pm
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  • January 13, 2021 at 1:13 pm
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    Some more blistering intellectual clarity from Mr. Cornell.

    • January 13, 2021 at 1:29 pm
      Craig Winston Cornell says:
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      Thanks. Hope you wear your mask while driving alone. Because I care.



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