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RE: Are you vulnerable to subtle messaging? NO one wants to be told what to do, NO one.

Perhaps, a more apt analogy than the helmet - mask analogy is the condom/aids - mask/Covid-19 analogy.

You might want to read the linked article "Barrier Methods for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases: Decades of Condom Research can Inform the Promotion of Face Mask Use" (link below)

A few excerpts from the article (as always, please read the article for complete context):

"From the start of the AIDS crisis, it would be years - possibly even a decade - before meaningful behavior change could be measured. Rock Hudson died in 1985, but for most of the rest of the decade, people still had sex without condoms.

If the threat of AIDS (and all the cognitive biases that predispose one to believing they don't - or do - have it) was not enough to get people to simply wear a condom, why do you expect better results from telling people to wear masks and socially distance? Though it's been 40 years, our individual ability to change our behavior and see clearly hasn't necessarily improved - or has it?

My personal observation is that many times more people are wearing masks in the first six months of Covid-19 than were using condoms by the fifth year of the AIDS crisis. This is a major improvement over our reaction in the 1980s and, frankly, something we can be proud of, rather than embarrassed about.

Perfection is - as always - the enemy of good."


"Let's be clear; face masks are no panacea for ending the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the same way that condoms played a significant role in HIV prevention-especially in the days before the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and effective treatments that can effectively interrupt sexual transmission of the virus-consistent and correct face mask use can contribute to interrupting the spread of SARS-CoV-2. But this is unlikely to happen without a national commitment to the development and support of comprehensive, scientifically based prevention strategies that address all relevant avenues for interrupting the spread of SARS-CoV-2."

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  • RE: Are you vulnerable to subtle messaging? NO one wants to be told what to do, NO one. - Krav Maga 10/21/2022:33:44 10/21/20 (0)


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