On Monday 7.13. 20 in response to a recent spike in Covid numbers, California governor Newsom rolled back reopening in several business sectors. This is disheartening as our state was the first to take steps to control community spread and up until now had appeared to be pushing back the virus.
However, all is not lost. At the time of this unfortunate set-back I just read a very encouraging message from CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, virologist that I would like to share.
On Tuesday 7.14.20, just one day after Governor Newsom’s rollback, Dr. Redfield made a very positive statement in JAMA. Dr. Redfield said that current research papers show that the number of novel Corona virus cases can be dramatically decreased with 100% cooperation by the American public with masking.
The time is now he went on to say. The director says by following this simple guideline we could have the epidemic under control in as little as 4 to 8 weeks!
As proof, Dr. Redfield mentioned a recent case study where 139 clients were exposed to two symptomatic hair stylists with confirmed covid-19. Both the stylists and customers wore face masks and the number of symptomatic secondary cases was zero-That is significant proof of the benefit of masking in preventing transmission!
Please share this post with your friends, co-workers, and loved ones. Let’s make sure everyone is wearing their masks – We can beat this!