Will being able to buy an .88 cent N95 mask be a common-sense interim solution to return to work in urban areas?

The news media is reporting numerous articles on the need to return to work to prevent a total economic collapse.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient word and verse to the common sense solution of making N95 masks available to be a priority interim goal for all governments to manufacture and make available until medical science obtains a cure and/or a vaccine or an antibody test.

Definition of Winnow – Merriam Webster  

1a (1): to remove (something, such as chaff) by a current of air

(2): to get rid of (something undesirable or unwanted) : REMOVE —often used with out

King Solomon

 “Winnow not with every wind, and go not into every way: for so doth the sinner that hath a double tongue.”

What’s My Point?

The reason medical workers treating infectious patients wear A N95 mask winnows out 95 percent of the risk of the infectious coronavirus virus.

In a previous post I explained why the masks which previous sold for .88 cents are now selling for $5-6 dollars if it is even possible to obtain.

In another previous post, I explained how psychological set sometimes serves to divert what is most important.

My point is that if N95 masks presently the best method to reduce the risk, why not make it one of the top priorities of every government to induce manufacturing the N95 masks locally and made available for people to wear on trains and work or play again?

In My Opinion

Comparing the HIV/AIDS virus to the coronavirus length of time to find a one-hundred percent cure has been an elusive target for over decades. In the interim, the focus has been on use of protective practices for those most likely to contract the disease.

We need to focus in the interim on reducing risks. If requiring everyone in urban areas to wear a mask as a mandatory measure reduces the risk, why not focus on making the N95 masks locally a priority?

All in addition to washing hands or wearing gloves or any other means or apparel to protect against the virus already known to spread in the air and on surfaces for various times frames.

And perhaps if the best way to convince people to wear the mask is to make it a popular fashion, watch how fast it becomes fashionable if the Hollywood actors set an example and fashion designers focused on the masks.

And in the interim we all need to wear any mask in public that reduces the percentage of risks. A mask made from a cotton T-Shirt may be only reduce fifty percent of the risk, but that is still a lesser risk than wearing nothing at all.

If Interested

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You Decide

Will winnowing away psychological set help return our economy or a meaningless “double tounge” suggestion?

Regard and goodwill blogging

Source Links – Previous King Solomon Blog Posts

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