The key to keeping the death rate low is still not overwhelming the health care system by having too many sick people. Here is what is the CDC is recommending regarding masks:
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.+20Rating: +2. From 2 votes.Please wait...
understood and I find it hard to believe someone sick with the virus would be going out into confined indoor public places.
So what do we know about those confirmed positive that didn’t even know they had the virus earlier this year? How infectious could they possibly be months after being infected?
This is why I believe hospitalization and death rates are the critical factors.