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Do this experiment: Breathe onto a mirror.

You’ll see the fog that accumulates on the mirror. Those are the droplets.

They come in all sizes. The fog consists of relatively small droplets.

If you are infected with COVID-19, those droplets on your mirror contain the virus.

People close enough to you to inhale those droplets will receive the virus from you.

Whether they actually develop the disease and show symptoms depends on many factors including their body’s defenses and the viral load.

Viral load is important, because the more viruses a person receives, the greater the likelihood — the odds — the viruses will be able to multiply fast enough to overwhelm a body’s immune system.

One virus probably won’t do it, but billions might.

Now put on a mask, and breathe onto the mirror again. Chances are, you won’t see a fog accumulate on the mirror.

That means you either couldn’t have transmitted any COVID-19 viruses at all, or if the mask has some leakage, you at least will have transmitted a far smaller viral load than if you were not wearing a mask.

By wearing a mask you reduce the odds of transmitting the disease to someone else.

But it gets better.

If the people near you also are wearing masks, their masks provide them with further protection from whatever few droplets escaped your mask. (Similarly, you receive additional protection from their viruses.)

Now the odds of your transmitting or receiving the virus have become extremely small. The droplets must bypass two masks.

But it gets even better, yet. Though you do project droplets every time you exhale, the droplets come in all sizes. The ones you see on your mirror are comparatively small.

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Coughing, sneezing, and talking spread bigger droplets with more viruses.

You project bigger droplets when you talk, yell, sing, cough, or sneeze.

And not only can those bigger droplets often project farther, but they contain more viruses.

They are capable of delivering a bigger viral load wallop.

The good news is that your bigger droplets are less likely to escape your mask, and they are less likely to get through or around other people’s masks.

Thus, when two people wear masks, even homemade cloth masks, the odds of communicating the virus go way down, and when trying to contain a pandemic, odds are important.

You’ve heard of “herd immunity.” It means that when enough people are immune to a communicable disease, and cannot communicate the disease, the odds that an infected person will communicate the disease to a vulnerable person go down.

Eventually, the viruses can’t find enough new vulnerable people before each virus itself dies, and the disease effectively ends.

A kind of “herd immunity” also occurs when a sufficient percentage of people wear masks. This too prevents the virus from finding enough vulnerable people.

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In Summary

Wearing masks imparts a type of herd immunity. The more people who wear them, the faster will herd immunity lead to the end of the disease.

Similarly, each person who does not wear a mask chips away at the herd immunity, and extends the life of the disease.

Even if you feel no symptoms, you may carry the virus. At any given moment, you cannot know whether you carry the virus.

If you don’t wear a mask, you’ll unknowingly project viruses onto everyone else — or receive them from other people — worsening the pandemic.

By not wearing a mask, you set a foolish and deadly example for others to go without masks, and that ultimately will lead to more sickness and more death.

For your own life, and for the lives of others, wear a mask, whether or not you think you have the virus.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

The Ten Steps To Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA

2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone

3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax

4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone

5. Salary for attending school

6. Eliminate federal taxes on business

7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 

8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.

9. Federal ownership of all banks

10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

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