But then we are effectively causing bankruptcies, depression and lockdown deaths among the people not-at-risk because the at-risk people can’t be bothered to wear a mask when they are in a room with someone else.jacob wrote: ↑Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:59 pmBecause the lack of exhalation filter in the unmodified consumer version(*) would require everybody in the nursing home to wear one whenever they find themselves in the same room as someone else. This would require people to demonstrate an unusual level of conscientiousness, awareness, and discipline far beyond what can be expected from everybody in a group of random people.
We are saying to people stop your life, close your business and in some cases go into poverty/depression to save the old, because the old won't wear a mask when they are in a room with someone else. Even though wearing a mask is infinitely easier than any of those things we are asking the non-at-risk to do and much more effective.
If the masks that you cited above work as you said (which I am not disputing) and the at-risk choose not to use them, didn’t they choose to put themselves at risk and should bear the consequences accordingly. Why should others be forced to destroy their lives for someone else being reckless with theirs.