The IDIOTS! OMG!


Oh man, oh man, oh Manochewitz! What is wrong with educated people? I am so happy I never went to college  because they turn out idiots!

For most of us who are practicing social distancing and making only occasional trips to the grocery store or pharmacy, experts agree that it’s not necessary to change clothes or take a shower when you return home. You should, however, always wash your hands. While it’s true that a sneeze or cough from an infected person can propel viral droplets and smaller particles through the air, most of them will drop to the ground.

Studies show that some small viral particles could float in the air for about half an hour, but they don’t swarm like gnats and are unlikely to collide with your clothes.

“A droplet that is small enough to float in air for a while also is unlikely to deposit on clothing because of aerodynamics,” said Linsey Marr, an aerosol scientist at Virginia Tech. “The droplets are small enough that they’ll move in the air around your body and clothing.”

What is wrong with them?

Of course, the likelihood is small that one person walking within six feet of a nose breather once in a while will become infected by droplets. But what if the other person is a mouth breather or worse yet, spits when he speaks?

…unlikely to deposit on clothing…??????

Sheesh. And the aerodynamics of air movement around the body will protect you? When pigs fly!

Oh, Lord, protect the innocent from the evils of education. Please.

If the store is practically empty and you are there for a few minutes, there is no need to change your clothes or shower. But if you are in the store for an hour going up and down the aisle AND your area has an outbreak of the virus, you would be wise to shed your clothes and change into home clothing. There’s a lot of things you can’t control but you can control your hygiene and your clothing.

I talked before about Strike Zone Sanitization. When you are in a store, you are likely touching things between your shoulders and your knees. For goodness sake, you are touching them with your clothing, too.

If you have a sexagenarian like me, be careful, don’t wear infected clothing around them.

And BY THE DANG WAY:

Do we really need to tell people that doctors wear masks to protect themselves? Do we really need to say that nurses need masks to protect themselves, too?

WTF is wrong with people who believe they only need a mask if they themselves are sick? Do you think every doctor who looks down your throat is wearing a mask so they don’t infect you? When pigs fly, my friends, when pigs fly….

Why do you think there are all these complaints about nurses not having N95 masks? Why do you think there is a shortage of masks for doctors and  nurses? Is it because they are all sick?

Give me a break. So let me be the first to tell you: masks protect you and the person to whom you are speaking.

There I told you. Now go and sin no more. If you are worried about catching or giving COVID-19 to someone, wear a blasted mask. Your mucosal areas will thank you.

Change your clothes when you spend time in public or within crowds, too. You can’t always control social distancing. You can control yourself though, so just do it.

Author: Reasonable Citizen

Reserved, inquisitive, looks before leaping, www.reasonablecitizen.com

4 thoughts on “The IDIOTS! OMG!”

  1. I see you have become an expert on transport of aerosols in the air. 😁 There is nothing incorrect in the quote you cite. Particles capable of being airborne for 30 minutes are unlikely to settle on your clothes. Most of the particles from a sneeze settle in the first few seconds. Those are what you should worry about. That’s why you have masks and plastic shields for cashiers, etc. Obviously there’s no harm in washing your clothes whenever you like, but the science says the path from sick person to your clothes to your mucous membranes is unlikely. It’s about risk: likelihood x consequences. If you would die immediately if one particle touched your skin, there would be a very different calculation of risk, even for the same likelihood, you know?

    1. Why aren’t people allowed to be in the same room with their spouses during isolation if droplet /airborne transference is not the issue? Shouldn’t a doctor’s PPE be sufficient for a visitor?

      A colleague’s wife is an OR nurse and is now stationed at the front of the building to screen people who enter the building. She is fully garbed and yet every night she takes off her clothes in the laundry room and drops them into the washing machine. She steps into the shower and washes her hair with the rest of her. Her husband makes all meals and they social distance at home and sleep in separate beds. If droplet transference and airborne viruses are not a problem, why is she fully garbed in a public space? And why does she take these measures? If being fully garbed does not protect her, then how can one say that droplet transference is not an issue for those in street clothes?
      Recently, a woman suspected of COVID-19 was transported to a local hospital. Placed in the hallway awaiting treatment, it was discovered the filters were not installed on the respirator she was using. Her exhalations were being broadcast into the hallway. Aerosolized? Contact tracing for the hallway was implemented immediately without knowing if she was COVID-19 or not. Why do this if airborne contamination is not an issue? The two paramedics who transported her wore PPE. They were quarantined for two weeks. Again, why? If droplet transference is not an issue, why were two PPE-garbed paramedics quarantined at all?

      Do as the professionals do, do not do what a government spokesperson tells you, no matter how many titles they have. Those are my thoughts.

      1. Droplets are an issue of someone coughs or sneezes on you. That’s the point of wearing protective garb. The quote says not to worry about particles still in air minutes later.

        And spouses are not allowed in patients’ rooms not because they might get sick but because they probably already are sick, and sick people who visit will spread disease throughout the hospital. Touch a stair rail, a door, the cafeteria, etc. , and now you’ve got a highly contagious disease all over the hospital.

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