Because it makes some people feel safer amid this crisis, covering one's mouth with some kind of cloth is the official government "remedy" for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) at this time, seeing as how Big Pharma hasn't yet developed a multi-billion-dollar vaccine to become the official "cure."
According to the CDC, ordinary Americans shouldn't use high-grade N-95 masks or anything that actually protects against viral particles because these are needed for hospitals and health care workers. Instead, everyday folks are to cut up old bed sheets or grab bandannas and slap it over their faces.
A CDC draft guidance states that this ritual will help to protect people from catching COVID-19, especially while shopping. Children under the age of two, however, as well as people who experience breathing troubles, are exempted from this recommendation.
While the CDC is hellbent on pushing all Americans to participate, a White House spokeswoman reportedly told STAT News in an email that President Trump's version of the guidance will likely only apply to Americans who live in the hardest-hit areas of the country.
"I think they're going to be coming out with the regulations on that," Trump stated during a recent White House press briefing, emphasizing that the recommendation will not be mandatory.
"If people wanted to wear them, they can," he added. "If people wanted to use scarves, which they have, many people have them, they can. In many cases the scarf is better, it's thicker."
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The amazing thing about this latest CDC recommendation is that it comes with no scientific backing whatsoever. While N-95 masks and other high-grade protection mechanisms have been shown in studies to provide some protection, there's nothing out there to show that a bandanna or scarf does anything at all.
You might call this latest CDC recommendation medical quackery, or perhaps a placebo, which is the label routinely given to natural cures by the CDC, which claims to be a "science-based" government organization.
Amazingly, the usual suspects who are known to mock natural remedies for supposedly not being backed by science are fully onboard with homemade mask charade – because as we all know, whatever the CDC says or does must be true, according to the "skeptics."
If it makes people feel better to crumple up an old, tattered shirt and wrap it around their heads, then go for it. But for the nation's official public health agency to recommend this as some kind of legitimate protective measure is laughable at best because it won't do anything to actually stop the spread of this virus or any other.
Commenting on the directive in a somewhat roundabout way, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized that actual medical masks should be reserved for doctors, nurses and other health care workers. The international United Nations body did not, however, make any mention about the use of makeshift dish towel face masks and the like.
"... cheap masks cannot filter out the 118 nanometer virion particles and [they] give a false sense of security," wrote one STAT News commenter about how even low-grade face masks sold at stores are ineffective.
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