LU 57 wrote: ↑July 14th, 2021, 9:30 amMask or not, Pfizer has applied to give you a booster. WHO says it's wrong to give boosters in the US when much of the world hasn't had one shot.stokesjokes wrote: ↑July 14th, 2021, 8:57 amSo if getting vaxxed renders the mask useless, and protects one from serious illness, why would one care if everyone else is vaxxed?Purple Haize wrote: ↑July 14th, 2021, 8:48 amAn even better word might be “help.” Does a mask help? It’s a silly argument at this point anyway, no mandates around here. Also, get vaxxed and then the mask is definitely useless.
You need to define “work”. A hammer “works” on a nail but not so much at riveting. There are training procedures for medical staff etc on the proper way to fit and wear surgical masks let alone the vaunted N95
Heck there’s even a few papers out there talking about the need and efficacy of masks in an OR. For example:
“ review conducted by Da Zhou, Sivathondan and Handa4 in 2015 concluded there was no statistically significant difference in the risk of SSIs between two cohorts, one masked and one non-masked.”
https://www.journal.acorn.org.au/cgi/vi ... ontext=jpn
“Necessary” might be a better word than “work”. Where, when and for how long is wearing a mask “necessary” in ones daily life.
I had a regular Dr's appt this week. Had a discussion on whether to get it or not. He said he and his daughter (a med student at UNC) got it early on. He recommends it, for the communities sake. But admitted if they tell him he needs a booster he might have some reservations as well. My take was, we are in unchartered territory with this particular virus. But he stressed he believes mRNA vaccines are our future. He couldn't explain why the FDA hasn't sign off on it yet.
My other source, a postdoctoral researcher at UNC Chapel Hill said she always tell people that they should only take it if they feel comfortable. It is a very personal decision. That being said, she and her oldest child have been vaccinated for months with no issues. And based on the science this vaccine looks safe. She researched it extensively before getting it and was confident when she decided. She thinks the most important thing is being confident in your decision either way you decide. Said its a tough one.