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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

the state of US education

particularly the "critical thinking" stuff they always talk about.

But starting with math. If a mask reduces infection rates by both 50% for the sender and receiver* then the odds of an additional infection are reduced 75%. Should infection occur anyway, the odds for the next infection would by 6.25% as a function of the initial interaction, and so forth. That is a simplified example- avoiding high risk situations etc. are important too.

Although you can simply short circuit that by going to the internet and find some confirmation bias material that says that is bunk. That's true of AGW, whether the moon landing was fake or if pro rasslin' is actually an athletic contest. And, pull out some anecdata about someone you knew who was 90 and recovered, or someone who just had some mild symptoms- all of which are well within the range of expected outcomes.

Or you can just go all legal and contend that the Constititution says you don't have to do nuthin'. Which might or might not be true (seat belts, etc.) but doesn't mean you maybe shouldn't just to show how masculine you wish you were.

*hypothetical. In reality probably a bit less for the receiver, a bit more from the sender.

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: the state of US education

Where do you get you numbers? Mask is more than numbers. Mask are also science. And we all know how dems deny science. XX & XY = proof.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: the state of US education

Your straw man is missing the Bad Person reference.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: the state of US education

You need to back to the melting point of steel. And peak oil. And Paul Krugman economy. You make a fool of yourself with every post.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: the state of US education

BTW, even if the math of  masking/social distancing on primary contact is less compelling than in the hypothetical example, the compounding effect still makes it pretty compelling.

Trust me, it is a math thing. The Milligan Academy probably has a youtube to explain it.

BTW, not that real world experiments have any currency here, but the belated measures in ND and IA do appear to have plateaued the surges there.

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: the state of US education

Should have always considering density in comparison. 

Making it that much more heartbreaking. 

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: the state of US education

Speaking of tragic, "CDC Calls For Universal Masking."

If nothing else probably speaks volumes about the waning fear of Dennison and his flock of angry flying keyboard monkeys.

Although I hope they haven't used up all the extra security on Fauci because Redfield will need some.

BA will probably be angry that they're politicizing it.

henrikstudson
Senior Contributor

Re: the state of US education


@r3020 wrote:

Where do you get you numbers? Mask is more than numbers. Mask are also science. And we all know how dems deny science. XX & XY = proof.


Is that why you don’t wear a mask Ron since it is science?

For some reason you strike me as a male Karen when it comes to masks