Hong Kong, with 7.5 mil­lion res­i­dents, is one of the most densely pop­u­lated places on earth, but recorded only six deaths from Covid-19 de­spite hav­ing no lock­down....The mask com­pliance rate dur­ing morn­ing rush hour is 97%.
"The key secret of Hong Kong’s success, Prof. Yuen said, is that the mask compliance rate during morning rush hour is 97%. The 3% who don’t comply are mainly Americans and Europeans, he said."
"Hong Kong, with 7.5 million residents, is one of the most densely populated places on earth but recorded only 6 deaths from Covid-19 despite no lockdown & nearly 3 million travelers a day from abroad." You'll never guess their one cool trick! (It's masks)
Mask compliance in Hong Kong’s morning rush hour is 97%. Hong Kong, with 7.5 mil­lion res­i­dents, recorded only six deaths from Covid-19 de­spite hav­ing no lock­down and re­ceiv­ing nearly three mil­lion trav­el­ers a day from abroad. Via ⁦
Male vanity appears to be a powerful factor in rejecting face masks: A study found that more men than women agreed that wearing a mask is “shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness, and a stigma”
“Male van­ity also ap­pears to be a pow­er­ful fac­tor in re­ject­ing masks. A study ... found that more men than women agreed that wear­ing a mask is ‘shame­ful, not cool, a sign of weak­ness, and a stigma.’”
Masks help against #coronavirus, but confusing government advice and cultural misgivings may have limited the West’s acceptance and use of face covering during the #COVID19 pandemic. Our report via ⁦
"The key secret of Hong Kong’s success, Prof. Yuen said, is that the mask compliance rate during morning rush hour is 97%. The 3% who don’t comply are mainly Americans and Europeans, he said."
It ought to be 100% 😷 But it the US as cases spike, the rate declines Most Asian countries are at 90% (interactive graphic)
The evidence that simply wearing masks can stop the coronavirus in its tracks is getting pretty overwhelming
"Hong Kong, with 7.5 million residents, is one of the most densely populated places on earth, but recorded only six deaths from Covid-19 despite having no lockdown and receiving nearly three million travelers a day from abroad.." 😷
Medical experts say even handmade or cheap surgical masks can block droplets emitted by speaking, coughing and sneezing, making it harder for the virus to spread.
Still getting angry mail about this article, and yet the debate about whether or not masks are useful was settled over a century ago - and opponents at the time died of serious diseases such as Manchurian Plague and Spanish Flu 1/4
Masks Could Help Stop #coronavirus: So Why Are They Still Controversial? via
So happy to see the amazing Wu Lien-Teh discussed in the ! :) He was an amazing doctor, and his writings are just as powerful today as they were 100 years ago.
Why exactly is wearing a mask still controversial in the U.S.? via
some things are so damn obvious. in the absence of a vaccine or a therapy all there are is masks…. From WSJ
the us and uk once again outliers for incompetent response to covid. why don’t people want to wear masks??