TL:DR Over a year's worth of data shows that outdoor transmission is extremely rare and only under very extreme circumstances. So please stop mask-shaming the guy walking his dog or the family at the park/beach. Save your efforts for those indoors at stores/offices/gyms unmasked, or those holding unmasked gatherings in doors without ventilation prior to being fully vaccinated.
Okay, first, I know this isn't directly related to Rochester at all. But I'm a part of this community, and I see it come up fairly often in this sub, so I wanted to address it with facts and sources. If the mods feel it shouldn't be here, so be it.
If you are the type who pays attention to usernames and follows the sub, you may know that I take COVID very seriously. I am pro-mask, pro-restrictions on indoor establishments. I don't post this type of thing without having done a lot of research, and my sources are linked at the bottom. If you are an expert and I've given false information, please correct me. If you have data that contradicts what I've said, please share it. If you are neither an expert nor have actual data, but are going to post about an anecdote or a new story you saw on social media, be aware that I've probably already seen it, have researched it, and determined it doesn't actually contradict what the experts I cite here say.
The most common methods of spread are 1) direct person to person contact through large respiratory droplets from coughs, singing, sneezing, yelling and so on directly into someone's unprotected face and 2) floating smaller water aerosols from regular breathing and talking accumulating indoors in poorly ventilated spaces. Outdoors, these aerosols just don't accumulate enough to transmit the virus and the larger drops aren't a danger unless you go out of your way to be directly in the path within a few feet of someone talking/coughing/singing for an extended period of time.
In thousands of cases of contact tracing in China they found ONE case of outdoor transmission, between people talking in close proximity face to face for an extended period of time.
You may remember Amy
Cuomo Coney Barrett's Rose Garden Party. Turns out, there was a large maskless indoors reception at that event.
Remember that Memorial Day Ozarks pool party? No outbreak.
Hundreds of BLM protests across the country (many were masked, but certainly not all). No outbreaks.
There were possible outbreaks linked to some outdoors Trump rallies, an Italian football match for... keep reading on reddit ➡
Has anyone noticed the blue garbage trucks that are parked on Division and Ashland in Wicker Park every day for the past two weeks? Sometimes as many as 3-4 at a time.
Tonight, they have cardboard boxes blocking their windows. Is something going on? It’s so strange, and a quick google search yields nothing.
Help me solve the mystery!!
Sorry for the format, I'm on mobile
But anyways, I was hired at the only veterinary practice in my town that will hire uncertified techs. I was stoked because I've been trying to get into this field for years and have been unable to attend school to get certified because it would require moving to the opposite end of the state.
The first 30 days were a trial period for both employer and employee. I was super excited but soon realized that this practice did things that I didn't necessarily agree with.
For example, we were told to wash and place disposable surgical blades into a jar to be reused twice before disposing of them. Is this standard practice?
Additionally, we had to laser patients on the bathroom floor, right after they had surgery. No cleaning between patients, not even mopping. Is this also normal?
For context, I have always worked in the human medical field. For obvious reasons this wouldn't fly at all. Is it different because our patients are animals?
I ended up deciding to leave this job because of differences in opinion both on their sanitary practices as well as the way I witnessed them treating clients, however I am posting this just to know if I'm in the wrong for thinking that these practices weren't okay.
Seriously thought hate the Hyenas the most, it's almost impossible for me to fight them on Heroic.
just got hired today but i didn’t get drug tested i start tomorrow am i in the clear?
Can I sterilize my spore syringe (filled with spore) in my pressure cooker? I I just want to eliminate as many contaminates as possible. Not sure if it’ll kill the active ingredients or not. Thanks.
Hey everyone! Old subject but i need some new context. I inherited some shitty chemicals and need to order some new stuff for cleaning/sanitation. I’ve used caustic/paa and pbw/saniclean in the past and as far as I’m concerned both work and both don’t. Depends budget/equipment/application blah blah blah. So I’m reaching out to y’all to help steer me towards who is the most cost effective and best to work with. I just need something easy and reliable and finding a company to trust is proving difficult. I appreciate any time and input shared. Cheers!