>he has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.
No, you're just being sensationalist and trying to meme a bunch of Streloks into running around with expensive party masks because ultimately good hygiene is going to protect you more than a Bane mask. Coronavirus is spread via droplets of fluid produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It CAN spread through contact through surfaces, but that's because people are disgusting and wipe their slobber on their hands/arms and then touch things, creating a micro-aquatic environment on the surface of stuff. This is the same reason tardigrades can live on a blade of grass or in the desert even though they're an aquatic species.
A surgical mask uses a tri-fold design that generally effectively filters particles as small as 200nm. Keep in mind that's a clean, freshly worn mask. The main benefit of a surgical mask is that those infected cannot effectively aerosolize the viral particles if they are stopped by a surgical mask, but that's not the only benefit.
>But Coronavirus is ~125nm in diameter!
Yes, and it has to travel through a liquid vector whether through direct contact or "airborne" particles from sneezing/coughing. In addition, the filter for your surgical mask is 200nm but other particles get caught in that filter, and being smaller than the filter DOES NOT mean you will pass through, much in the same way an electron can be deflected (and often is) by an atom-thick layer of gold despite being smaller than gold's nucleus and having relatively huge empty spaces to pass, it still bounces off. For a virus to be an issue, it not only has to locate
the host and point of infection, but it also has to propagate
after landing. Coronavirus needs a warm, moist, mostly pH-neutral environment to propagate (such as your eyes or mouth). Unfortunately I don't have good enough numbers, but I can speculate that Coronavirus has about the same propagation rate (not death rate or other inane stuff) as the flue. Much how a western whore can potentially fuck multiple people with STDs and not catch a single one or how you technically get a lethal dose of botulism every time you eat honey and yet only infants die of botulism from honey, coming into contact with Coronavirus THAT ONE TIME does not mean it won and it's going to wreck havoc on your immune system. While a sneeze can "theoretically" travel 200 feet on a snot bubble, it tends to fall short of that. By 6 feet most sneezes have lost their forward momentum. By 20 feet, they might as well be harmless.
>What does all of this mean?
While Coronavirus is most certainly dangerous and anon should protect himself by all means, it's also a fact that if you're worried about catching it, the soy cucks are correct that practicing basic fucking hygiene
is much more effective. Wash your hands with antimicrobial after handling anything suspect or after any outside venture, wear gloves when appropriate (and practice proper glove removal), change out your surgical mask/gloves if you suspect someone infected has been near you, do not touch your face under any circumstances, not even to blow your nose unless your hands are freshly washed
, open doors with your sleeve/foot/not your hands, avoid air dryers, and cough/sneeze either into the open or into your elbow to prevent putting your hands near your orifices (where the virus infects you). If you buy a stupid filter, I can guarantee your smug ass will have the virus before me because you'll think you're safe and do something stupid like expose your eyes/ears/mouth/nose to the virus.
>BUT DOCTORS HAVE IT ANON!!!
Doctors catch a lot of shit. They're almost as bad as wastewater workers in that regard. 3rd world doctors are even worse. When it comes to doctors having it, that has more to do with probability than it has to do with PPE. The only places truly "clean" in a hospital are the surgical unit and the infant care unit, which is why it's usually a big deal when a case of X spreads from/through those units.
tl;dr- You're not going to get Corona-chan if you practice basic hygiene and take basic measures to keep yourself from being exposed to fluids (like surgical mask/gloves), faggots.