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    Tethers - Quick Release or Not?

    A Life Jacket that will ACTUALLY SAVE YOUR LIFE! — Sailing Uma - Bing video
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    Tethers - Quick Release or Not?

    Sailing Uma had a video on the vests/harnesses they chose- I think British? Anyway the release was partial- a second short tether released so that you were tethered by the upper back of the harness/vest, allowing you to be dragged on your back, face up. Maybe a good compromise. Searching for the video.
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    Anyone sailed on this 1984 Farr 44 in Mt Desert ME?

    Has a kevlar hull- not sure but my understanding is they can go soft after a number of years? I never understood why- does the kevlar lose tensile strength over time? Just a heads-up there may be an issue?
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    If masks and lockdowns worked we wouldn't have this: Lockdown Failure in London – COVID-19 Is Worse Than Before - The New American
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    The Science and Politics of COVID-19 - American Thinker
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    What a captivating analysis- I especially loved your data-backed rebuttal to the original assertion. The studies you cited certainly put the information I supplied to shame. You're a fucking idiot. Sorry if I popped your little bubble of self delusion regarding the efficacy of masks. Deal with it. Try thinking....if you can....your sorry life might improve. I see you like "T n A" Here ya go- pornhub.com. Now we're friends again.
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    Go ahead guys- argue all you want, ignore the evidence and go with your fears/feelings. Post what ever you want in support of masks and their supposed effectiveness. Down vote me until you turn blue. The truth that masks are of very little if any value in preventing Covid transmission among the general public will win out. Because reality always wins in the end. Unlike political partisans, fear mongers, control freaks, etc I only care about knowing what is true. I've been at this for a while and can assure you masks are useless....except as a tool to make politicians look like they're in control, doing something useful, and giving the public a metaphorical teat of protection to suck on. The herd mentality is strong here which is discouraging. But then that's the human condition much of the time. Hope you all stay healthy and have a better 2021 than 2020.
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    There is increasing evidence that the SARS-2 coronavirus is transmitted, at least in indoor settings, not only by droplets but also by smaller aerosols. However, due to their large pore size and poor fit, cloth masks cannot filter out aerosols (see video analysis below): over 90% of aerosols penetrate or bypass the mask and fill a medium-sized room within minutes.
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    I find #2 particularly illuminating. Additional aspects There is increasing evidence that the SARS-2 coronavirus is transmitted, at least in indoor settings, not only by droplets but also by smaller aerosols. However, due to their large pore size and poor fit, cloth masks cannot filter out aerosols (see video analysis below): over 90% of aerosols penetrate or bypass the mask and fill a medium-sized room within minutes. The WHO admitted to the BBC that its June 2020 mask policy update was due not to new evidence but “political lobbying”: “We had been told by various sources WHO committee reviewing the evidence had not backed masks but they recommended them due to political lobbying. This point was put to WHO who did not deny.” (D. Cohen, BBC Medical Corresponent). An analysis by the US CDC found that 85% of people infected with the new coronavirus reported wearing a mask “always” (70.6%) or “often” (14.4%). Compared to the control group of uninfected people, always wearing a mask did not reduce the risk of infection. Japan, despite its widespread use of face masks, experienced its most recent influenza epidemic with more than 5 million people falling ill just one year ago, in January and February 2019. However, unlike SARS-CoV-2, the influenza virus is easily transmitted by children, too. Many states that introduced mandatory face masks on public transport and in shops in spring, such as Hawaii, California, Argentina, Spain, France, Japan and Israel, saw a strong increase in infections from July onwards, indicating a low effectiveness of mask policies. (More examples) Austrian scientists found that the introduction, retraction and re-introduction of a face mask mandate in Austria had no influence on the coronavirus infection rate. In the US state of Kansas, the 90 counties without mask mandates had lower coronavirus infection rates than the 15 counties with mask mandates. To hide this fact, the Kansas health department tried to manipulate the official statistics and data presentation. Contrary to common belief, studies in hospitals found that the wearing of a medical mask by surgeons during operations didn’t reduce post-operative bacterial wound infections in patients. During the notorious 1918 influenza pandemic, the use of cloth face masks among the general population was widespread and in some places mandatory, but they made no difference. Asian countries with low covid infection and death rates benefited not from face masks but mainly from early border closures. This is confirmed by Scandinavian countries like Norway, Finland and Denmark, which didn’t introduce mask mandates but closed borders early and saw very low covid infection and death rates, too. Researchers from the University of Minnesota found that the infectious dose of SARS-CoV-2 is just 300 virions (viral particles), whereas a single minute of normal speaking may generate more than 750,000 virions, making cloth face masks unlikely to prevent an infection. To date, the only randomized controlled trial (RCT) on face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community setting found no statistically significant benefit (see above). However, three major journals refused to publish this study, delaying its publication by several months.
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence. – Swiss Policy Research (swprs.org) Updated two weeks ago to reflect the most current info out there. Ten more studies showing no benefit. But again, reality is the ultimate test, and the evidence on the ground shows no benefit to users or changes in infection rates when masks are required. Deal with it.
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    Facemasks Won’t Protect From Coronavirus, Says CDC And WHO | The Daily Caller
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    Let's be honest- the real world results suggest masks may be doing more harm than good: European-comparison-1024x576.webp
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

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