I am with Dr. Redfield. Wear your mask when you go out.



I am with Dr. Redfield. #IamWithDrRedfield

About vaccines and masks, Donald Trump is attacking CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield who with others testified Wednesday before a Congressional hearing on the Coronavirus Response.

The experts all back  Dr. Redfield. For the general population of the United States, an easily available vaccine will not present until well into the third quarter of 2021 or maybe early in the second half of the year.

“I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against Covid than when I take a Covid vaccine, because the immunogenicity may be 70%. And if I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine is not going to protect me. This face mask will,” Redfield told Congress hours ago during public testimony.


by Melissa Hemingway


 

Later in a statement, Redfield said, “A Covid-19 vaccine is the thing that will get Americans back to normal everyday life. The best defence we currently have against this virus are the important mitigation efforts of wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing and being careful about crowds,” he slid backwards.

I am with Dr. redfield

I disagree with U.S.A. President Donald Trump, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and India’s Narendra Modi. I am with Dr. Redfield when he says “wear a mask”.
This mask is what you need to be safe from COVID-19. Wear your mask every time you go out. Photo Credit: Melissa Hemingway. Photo Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

Publics need to grasp the concept that even the best vaccines are not 100% effective. Far from it. Wearing the right type of mask well can fill the gap and if effectively worn, substitute for a vaccine until one is available.

Wearing a mask is in every human’s future. And it is not just about a virus, it’s about toxins in polluted air masses also. It’s about raging forest fires and runaway coal and other fossil fuel burning. It’s about Earth slowly failing in its ability to support human life.

The public needs to embrace the concept of wearing a mask to attain 95% efficiency at fighting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It would be best if at least the most vulnerable persons were wearing an N95 medical mask. Watch the video below to learn what the World Health Organization says about wearing masks.

But if Donald Trump continues to lead Americans down a path where people are encouraged not to wear a mask and not to be vaccinated, the United States will plod along on its current path to a 60% infection rate or greater. The USA is already at around 20% infection and will likely have a million deaths in total by the start of April 2021.

Read: American Pandemic: 296 million cases, 8.2 million SARS2 deaths if Trump continues.

Wearing a medical mask does not take one away from a frontliner it keeps you off their dying patient list.

One of many types of masks. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness hence you must protect your respiratory system. Wear a NIOSH N95 mask outside your home & near anyone in your home who has symptoms or who is quarantined. This is true for all humans without exception. Learn to fit check & wear these masks. It’s your future. Wearing a medical mask does not take one away from a frontliner it keeps you off their dying patient list. Photo Credit: Melissa Hemingway.


Do you want to take some ownership of your family’s safety?

Get your influenza vaccine and have all the children’s vaccines brought up to date

Always wear an N95 mask or at least a three-layer cloth mask of three different weaves.

  1. You protect yourself from a lot of particulate matter plus the moisture droplets from the sneezing man who just bumped you. (Cold and flu viruses and various bacteria and even some parasites in moisture droplets expelled from one person can infect another person within a couple meters and sometimes more.)
  2. You send a protest message to everyone who sees you that you are conscious of exhaust gases from factories, cars and other fossil fuel burners and that you do not wish to breathe over 12µg/m³ of toxic particulate.
  3. In most cities of the world, your life expectancy will be longer with healthier enjoyment. See the report: Sharon Santiago




    1860S N95 Particulate Respirator Spec Sheet_FINAL_V4


     

    Wear a Mask to Mitigate the Impact of Air Pollution and to end the pandemic.

     Here is how to don and doff your N95 respirator mask, especially when you have been in high risk areas. Most commonly used for Influenza prevention, these masks are effective according to the CDC in helping to prevent the spread of Flu, swine flu and avian flu transmission from person to person.

    N95 masks are designed to fit over the nose and mouth of the wearer, and properly fitted can provide excellent protection for you and from you. 

    Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds in a good soap  before and after touching your mask. Using a hand sanitizer is an acceptable alternative if done correctly.

    Hand Sanitizer Procedure

    1. Apply enough sanitizer to completely cover both hands.
    2. Rub hands together, palm to palm.
    3. Rub back of each hand with palm of other hand.
    4. Spread sanitizer over and under fingernails
    5. Spread sanitizer between fingers
    6. Keep rubbing hands together until they are dry. Do not dry
    with a towel

    U.S.A. (pop. 332,803,287)

    • CoV19 Reported Cases: 88,626,717
    • Current Reported Deaths:(CFR: 1.18%): 1,035,598 CSPaC.net estimated actual: 1,306,663
    • Cured: 84,708,599
    • Beta experimental: All time reported + unreported asymptomatic people maybe not sick, not immune, but possibly infectious and including the many people who have had several mild or asymptomatic infections: 483,949,290.02
    • 145.42% of the USA may have been infected or even reinfected including reported + estimated unreported mild and estimated asymptomatic (483,949,290.02) human infections, some of which may not have been ill in their first course of the disease, but could have spread the disease.
    • 1.18% is USA current Case Fatality Rate (CFR) &
    • 0.27% is estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR)
    • 1,306,663 estimated total COVID-19 deaths including unreported likely-cause excess deaths. According to projections of IHME, IHME calculation of excess deaths is slightly higher than what CSPaC is estimating.
    Rest of the world excluding USA.
    • CoV19 Cases: 461,702,585
    • Deaths: 5,337,963 | 1.16%
    • Cured: 442,817,813
    • Reported + estimated all unreported 3,043,321,040

    Note: Total statistics for the United States do not include these offshore territories. The US Military is included as if it is an offshore territory, not reported as continental USA data but as USA overall totals and included in world totals. FPMag evaluates these separately for many reasons.

    TerritoryCasesDeathsRecovered
    Continental US87,513,4341,035,598 | 1.18%83,996,871
    +US Military661,831688 | 0.1%628,967
    +Guam51,588371 | 0.7%50,622
    +Puerto Rico 360,8134,544 | 1.26%329,886
    +US Virgin Islands20,878118 | 0.6%20,550
    +Northern Mariana Islands11,75935 | 0.3%11,589
    +American Samoa6,41431 | 0.5%5,958
    Totals88,626,7171,041,35484,708,599

    The American Epicenter including ALL Territories has 17.51 % of global 'active' cases (2,876,764 USA (incl territories) / 16,429,329 Global), people infected with COVID-19 now.

    Abundant proof that vaccines are working, an observation derived from unrelated data analysis.

    As the epicenter we look at continental USA together with US territories and without. The significant decline in Case Fatality Rate (CFR) in the continental United States particularly, during 2 0 2 1, since vaccines became available, is believed to be due to vaccination rates and is abundant proof that the vaccines are working.

    In order to avoid letting countries that refuse to report the sum of case recoveries, thus skewing global calculations, Burundi, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain, most provinces of Canada, Ecuador, FaeroeIslands, Falklands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Mongolia, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, South Korea, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Spain and Sweden 'recoveries' are estimated based on the current reported global recoveries as a percentage of all cases. (([reported recoveries]) divide (550,329,302 [Global Reported Sum of All Cases] less 29,905,095 [France Sum of Cases] less 901,739 [Ecuador Sum of Cases] less 12,734,038 [Spain Sum of Cases] less 8,171,396 [Netherlands Sum of Cases] less 2,515,769 [Sweden Sum of Cases] less 3,617,629 [Peru Sum of Cases])) = 96% a coefficient which is then adjusted according to the number of cases in the past 30 days and the new coefficient is applied to the sum of each of these nation's cumulative cases to estimate the missing recoveries data. In the case of France some additional hospital-sourced recovery data is factored.

    Reported:
    All USASum of CasesDeathsRecoveredActive
    Continental USA87,513,4341,035,59883,996,8712,480,965
    USA+territories88,626,7171,041,35484,708,599 2,876,764
    Estimated:



    USA+territories483,949,290.021,306,663468,438,55214,211,063

    See The Lancet estimate of excess mortality from COVID-19 (Download PDF) in 191 countries/territories and 252 subnational units of select countries, from 1 January 2 0 2 0, to 31 December 2 0 2 1.

    See also IHME Estimates for America.