For anyone looking for scientific proof that cloth face masks protect against the virus, HERE IT IS!
The CDC is reporting an actual real-world finding regarding how well face masks work out there in public, and the results are GREAT!
Turns out, those cloth face masks DO actually work to protect you, and others, from the virus.
I’m trying so hard not to say, “I told you so” right now. I’ll just say, Bill Nye was CORRECT — as if there were any doubt.
So, here is what happened. There were TWO hairstylists in Missouri that had the coronavirus, and they didn’t know it.
BOTH hairstylists worked on clients WHILE they had the virus — the first one for 8 days, and the second for 5 days.
They were wearing masks the entire time they were working on clients, and their clients were also wearing masks the entire time they were being worked on.
There were approximately 139 clients who came and had their hair worked on by these hair stylists during this period, plus there were all the other stylists in the room with their clients.
NOT ONE client or hairstylists came down with coronavirus, even though these two hair stylists were full-on actively working around and on people at this time!
Why? FACE MASKS!! They protected the people from contracting the virus from these two hairstylists.
These results support the use of face coverings in places open to the public, especially when social distancing is not possible, to reduce spread of SARS-CoV-2.CDC
With the potential for pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission, widespread adoption of policies requiring face coverings in public settings should be considered to reduce the impact and magnitude of additional waves of COVID-19.CDC
So, in case there were any doubt, the CDC just gave valid proof for being Team Face Mask.
Let’s be a little bit uncomfortable NOW, so we can get rid of this virus for GOOD, and get the world back to normal.