Maybe I'm just not computer literate enough to operate it, but there's a huge swath of the globe missing from that map.Here is a link to Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE. Just hit your refresh button and it will update itself.
If nothing else, they prevent the person from touching their nose and mouth while out and about in public, which is a HUGE issue in contracting the virus. Touch the touchscreen at self service, then itch your nose.... ooooops.From what I've read and heard on TV the masks are only good for people with the flu to cut down on them spreading it. Hand sanitizer is the biggie that everyone is saying to use and to avoid touching your face.
I believe the normal paper masks are only for the wearer to not contaminate other humans or sterile areas. The N95 and N100 masks (especially those with the built in valve) will filter out 95 % and 99.9 % respectively and viruses down to 3 microns as along as they are adjusted/fitted properly. This is as I understand things as I have read and as ole grandpa remembers.....LOL! Your experiences/learned knowledge may differ from mine. I won't be too worried until I hear of a case on the fringes of my state.....then, I'll quit going to the gym and a lot of places including eating at restaurants. I've always been a germophobe and aggressively wash my hands after a gym workout and ATM's, gas pumps, shopping carts, magazines/materials in doctor's offices and menus at eateries all make me want to scrub up. I'm not too fond of hand sanitizer but will use it in a pinch! Any rate, I was already on the alert for cold/flu season anyway so this is somewhat normal stuff for me.From what I've read and heard on TV the masks are only good for people with the flu to cut down on them spreading it. Hand sanitizer is the biggie that everyone is saying to use and to avoid touching your face.
Same. I've always carried a pump bottle of hand sanitizer in the door of my truck (with aloe!) that gets hammered every time I get in it. Since I make a living driving it and get in and out a dozen times or more a day, I touch a lot of shit that I'm not happy about. There's no way I would ever use a gym, I don't even like using the equipment in my own home and I'm pretty much the only one that uses it. So while I'm thinking more about what I'm doing these days, what I'm actually doing is pretty much business as usual.I've always been a germophobe