claire, if I hear anyone coughing in store, I get the heck out of there ASAP.
out of my 20 or so visit to stores, I heard a cough only once.
But I am sure I must have touched 10,000 items others have touched before me.
I am fast on my feet, with my daily routine of 30 minutes on treadmill moving at 22 min/mile and 3 deg up slope.
You are mostly right about mask giving some protection, but keep in mind airborne virus can get in through eyes just as easy. Mask is meant to protect others from you in case you cough or sneeze or talk loudly.
As for deaths, 90-95% of deaths are among the group with serious existing health issues. Not saying those people should die sooner with covid-19, but they were not going to be around very long.
May be we will have less people dying from influenza this season because some of them succumbed to covid-19.
Another stat to keep in mind, 2.5 million Americans die every year from various diseases such as heart disease, strokes, cancer, and many of the infectious diseases. 125,000 dead from covid-19 is 5% of one years deaths, and those 2.5 million die year after year, every year. Hopefully covid-19 will not be a recurring phenomena.
Edited by pdx5, 24 June 2020 - 06:56 PM.
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