InterestingFace masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest
People who wear masks are still exposed to very small doses of the virus.
These doses are not large enough to cause symptoms but still large enough to induce an immune response. So by wearing a mask and getting very small viral doses, you may actually build up immunity to Covid 19. This is an acedemic opinion piece in the NEJOM, so its not a study but like an expert opinion.
As I said in another comment the proper term for this process is called inoculation. this is how small pox was kept in check. They would take some pus from the open wound of a small pox patient, put it on a pin head and poke the arms of those who didn't yet have it. It was just enough viral dose to provoke an immune response. George Washington did this with his troops and it was one of the key to winning the revolutionary war.
Don't ask me. I'm a lowly carpenter, not a scientist.Interesting
Wouldn't that suggest you can also build immunity without a mask if you aren't getting all up in peoples shit and taking a full viral load to the face?
Keyword in article is "could" of course
For sure that makes sense.Don't ask me. I'm a lowly carpenter, not a scientist.
I'm sure airborne particles hit you at a higher ppm than if you were to be wearing a mask.
That is greatCanada reported zero COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March 15, according to public health agency data released late on Friday.www.reuters.com
Fair enoughI dont have the brains to speak on that with any authority.
Canada, or at least the westcoast, has been pretty good about following safety guidelines and recommendations.