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My theory is that the people that are doing this are doing it to reduce the amount of times they touch their face
Could be. Although I remember reading a study a month or two ago that found people tend to touch their face MORE often when wearing a mask because it is uncomfortable and sweat builds up and itches, etc.
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people tend to touch their face MORE often when wearing a mask because it is uncomfortable and sweat builds up and itches, etc.
As long as it is their own virus/bacteria, they may touch their face as much as they like. Problems occur only if your hands have been infected with some "foreign" virus, and essentially if that self-touching gives the virus a chance to jump from your fingers over to your nose / lips, from where it can move into your lungs.
I guess that the risk of that is not 0%. But the mask makes it less probable that your infected fingers directly touch you nose / lips. Furthermore, I would think that those wearing a face mask are also among the most eager to keep social distance, and to clean their hands many times a day.
Funny observation: Lots of grocery stores around here provide antibac at the entrance. Lots of customers use it on their way into the store. Then they grab a shopping cart (they are disinfected often, but for every new customer), and run all over the shop, opening cooler doors and touching shelves. Then they leave the store bringing along anything that they might have picked up on the visit. I never see a single one using the anticbac after the visit to the store!
Sure, if you are infected yourself, it will reduce the risk of you spreading it to others. That's a good thought. But if you know that you are infected, you shouldn't go to the grocery store at all! People probably think of the antibac primarily as a way to protect themselves, and then they should use it on the way out, not on the way in!
it you want a semi computer related answer (or comparison)
Why do some use right click then open link or double click on hyper links still?
Or debug with console.writeln() instead of using a debugger?
I am sure there are things I do which if i looked up even a tad bit of knowledge on would change to improve a habit, and possible infuriates someone looking on.
The point of the two question/statements is about know how. It is not necessarily right but also not wrong, however there are cases where it really is wrong due to poor knowledge, ie me googling before hand if I should defrag a new nvme m.2 drive because I didn't know if it was different enough from SSD do not do
Short answer: Out of convenience. If you are going to get your essentials then drive to a fuel station (for example) and you don't want to put the mask on, off, and on again (which actually can increase your exposure since you are touching your face and God knows what you have touched prior may or may not have COVID on it).
1. Anyone that contracts COVID-19 does not necessarily exhibit symptoms. They can just be carriers.
2. The mask is primarily to protect everyone else from you specially if you have been infected, have symptoms, or has been in contact with anyone/anything that's got COVID-19.
3. There is no cure. The same thing applies to the common cold virus (Rhinovirus). Once you have it, you will always have it. You don't really believe that people catch cold from the rain or being stressed, do you? The sudden change of temperature and mental health impacts our immune system. Given that you always have the Rhinovirus, the symptoms flare up under certain conditions.
4. Social distancing may not be beneficial to you being healthy and all. They are for the most vulnerable and people that have pre-existing conditions whom if infected can die from it. I think the animation here says it all: ⛰️Places To Visit This Weekend[^]
5. A host cell infected with a virus may die off naturally outside the body in 4 days but a virion (a single strand of the virus) can last a very long time. Heck, it survives salt water FFS. A virion is not actually a living thing until it attaches itself to another cell. By definition, a virion is a complete viral particle consisting of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein shell.
People complain about legacy in VB6, but this goes beyond the limit.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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A few years ago I was looking into turning it into some single-purpose, simple device like a weather tracker for my folks (my dad would often waste 20 minutes watching the weather channel just waiting for the local weather to come up...telling him there's better, instantaneous sources fell on deaf ears).
Essentially there's nothing useful I could get out of device because (and this is apparently a common complaint) its overly aggressive power-saving "feature" is constantly trying to turn off the display after some ridiculously small amount of time, and there's no option for "never", even when plugged in.