Doug64 wrote:And once again, @Pants-of-dog takes the gold in the conclusions long jump.
I doubt it. Please explain how.
My claim is that masks provide a significant reduction in risk of passing the virus on, when worn by the infected person
If this is a criticism of my depiction of your argument that only infected people (and those with whom the infected person has interacted) be required to wear masks, please note that I simply added the necessary logistics for your policy to be enacted.
If you can think of some way to ensure that only those two groups are required to wear masks and that does not require such overbearing intrusion into our lives by government, please let us know.
If you don’t know you don’t know, and if you have no reason to suspect you don’t mandate, at least if you’re the state. As I said, businesses are another matter.
If you are going to assume that everyone does not have the Trump virus unless tested, since that is the only way to know, then you are not requiring people who have it but have not been tested to spread the disease.
This also lets all pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people off the hook as well.
So the only people who should be required to wear masks are those who have tested positive, but there is no way of knowing who has tested positive. So, even these people cannot be “known” to be carrying the virus can choose to not wear the mask.
This seems like a completely ineffective proposal.