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Fri Feb 28, 2020, 09:53 PM

1. A sobering reminder of the single most effective - but difficult - preventive measure.

Reduce or eliminate instances of large numbers of people in close proximity sharing the same air for any length of time. and then leaving, taking the pathogen with them.

Airplanes, interstate buses. Arenas, auditoriums. Classrooms. Crowded restaurants. Theaters. Schools or workplaces where human density is high and quarters are close. Department of Motor Vehicle waiting rooms...

Shut them down.

Shut them all down, until we have effective testing and treatment protocols and/or an effective vaccine.

Keep an eye on other gathering places. Food trucks, take-away and delivery are safer than sit-there-elbow-to-elbow restaurants.

While masking does not prevent the contraction end of the transmission, a widely-accepted and enforced masking protocol for public places like grocery stores, food markets, rideshare shuttles, polling places, post offices, etc. will lower the incidence of infected individuals (especially those not yet aware they are carriers) passing along the pathogens.

Places that can implement such preventive measures will see lower infection rates and lower mortality.

Such places are not likely to include America, however.

I would love to be proven wrong.


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