Here’s another blow for the CDC and WHO, and some good news for those who are afraid of COVID-19 or concerned as to whether or not masks actually help prevent the spread of the virus. We now know that a couple of hair stylists who had opened their businesses and have served more than 100 people tested positive for COVID-19.
The people who were potentially exposed were tested and the incubation period had passed and not a single one of them tested positive for the coronavirus.
“This is exciting news about the value of masking to prevent COVID-19,” Springfield-Greene County Director of Health Clay Goddard said in a statement. “We are studying more closely the details of these exposures, including what types of face coverings were worn and what other precautions were taken to lead to this encouraging result. We never want an exposure like this to happen, but this situation will greatly expand our understanding of how this novel coronavirus spreads.”
The health department began monitoring the group after two stylists at a local Great Clips were found to have worked while symptomatic with COVID-19. The officials put 140 customers and seven other employees on notice for potential exposure. The Great Clips where the two infected employees worked had implemented social distancing policies to mitigate any spread of the disease. They staggered appointments and set apart salon chairs.
Now, I know many of us don’t want to wear masks. Some of us don’t have a problem doing it. But this story does tell us one of two things. Either, masks are effective at stopping the spread of the coronavirus to those we come into close contact with, or the virus doesn’t spread as easily as the “experts” are claiming and we need to get back to living our lives.
The Daily Wire