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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:53 PM

CDC denies they will recommend all Americans wear protective masks in everyday life: report




CDC denies they will recommend all Americans wear protective masks in everyday life: report



https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/cdc-to-recommend-all-americans-wear-protective-masks-in-everyday-life-report/

Published 5 hours ago on March 28, 2020


On Saturday, Weill Cornell’s Dr. Matt McCarthy reported that the Centers for Disease Control will revise their recommendations on protective masks.

In the next ten days, the CDC guidelines will reportedly change to advising Americans to wear masks “in everyday life.” This contrasts with the current guidelines, which only recommend masks for high-risk groups like health care workers.

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Reply CDC denies they will recommend all Americans wear protective masks in everyday life: report (Original post)
riversedge Mar 28 OP
janterry Mar 28 #1
PoliticAverse Mar 28 #2
blogslut Mar 28 #3
LastDemocratInSC Mar 28 #5
LisaL Mar 28 #7
PoliticAverse Mar 28 #4
LisaL Mar 28 #6
PoliticAverse Mar 28 #11
JCMach1 Mar 28 #8
LisaL Mar 28 #9
JCMach1 Mar 28 #10

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 03:56 PM

1. I'll be wearing my homemade mask

It provides some protection
It protects others
It keeps me from touching my face

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:00 PM

2. Yes. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:00 PM

3. Here is the CDC response

Make of it what you will:




CDC
@CDCgov

Replying to
@DrMattMcCarthy

CDC does not have updated guidance scheduled to come out on this topic. See current CDC guidance regarding the use of facemasks:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

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Response to blogslut (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:23 PM

5. I don't know one way or another, of course,

But even if CDC wanted to make that recommendation where would we get the masks?

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:25 PM

7. The same place we would get toilet paper, I suppose.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:01 PM

4. The problem is right now there is a mask shortage so any available masks should go to the people

at highest contact risk - health care workers.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:25 PM

6. That shouldn't stop you from making a mask yourself, should it?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 09:09 PM

11. Certainly not. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:26 PM

8. Trying to preserve masks for medical use

Wrap up your faces if you can peeps

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:35 PM

9. You can make your own masks even if you don't have a sewing machine.

Using a needle and a thread.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:19 PM

10. You can also stick fabrics together with Shoe Goo... I also have some extra fish filters with

charcoal... just trying to engineer out my DIY biohazard mask

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