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Why Wearing a Mask Makes Sense

04/17/2020 9:37 AM

The amount of aerosol droplets generated by normal speech is shown in this video:

Laser shows droplets formed during speech

This sheds light on why a facemask makes sense, both from the send and receive actions.

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Re: Why wearing a mask makes sense

04/17/2020 11:52 AM

Wearing a mask without eye protection makes no sense...the eyes are just as susceptible as the nose and mouth....

Go Full Face or Go Stay Home!

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04/17/2020 12:40 PM

The reduction of sending droplets during normal speech is the primary goal of a mask. The video and article clearly shows that it works. I do wish they had provided some spatial dimension clues in the video though.

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04/17/2020 12:45 PM

If nothing else, don't tell people to "stay healthy". It's the "th" diphthong... sorry about that, I just did it.

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04/17/2020 1:01 PM

Thuffering thucatash...

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04/17/2020 10:51 PM

Your point is well taken, but I would have considered the "th" sound to be a digraph rather than a diphthong.

Pedantic to be sure, but that's what we do here.

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04/19/2020 4:46 PM

You are correct, but "diphthong" sprays more spit...

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04/17/2020 6:47 PM

I'm sure there's similar "splatter" at urinals.

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04/17/2020 8:22 PM

Fashion trends for 2021...

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Re: Why Wearing a Mask Makes Sense

04/18/2020 6:11 AM

NEWS FLASH FROM 2025:

A convenience store was robbed early this morning.

Witnesses were not able to identify the suspect because he was not wearing a mask.

A local police department had all of their toilet paper and toilets stolen in a bold overnight theft by workers posing as plumbers.

The thieves left no evidence behind, no DNA or finger prints.

At the present time,the police have nothing to go on.

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