You can buy a 20 - NK95 Mask from Amazon which is 5 layers
for $45. There's a 5% discount coupon and if you use Amazon Wallet their abot $35. It fits snug and is very breathable. I've made masks and have, also, purchased regular surgical masks. Fortunately, we are retired and only use them for essential trips, so we have plenty and not an upkeep problem.
No Eating Out for Us.
I read a story about School Openings where they tried to cite studies, but there aren't any good studies about children getting COVID or passing it.
Everything that's written basically says:
- 0-10 year old kids don't appear to get COVID easily and don't pass it
- 10-19 year olds get COVID and pass it like adults
- 20-30+ year olds - Highest number of infected COVID rate
Kids 0-10 years are for the most part at home, supervised by parents. So, studies don't really know anything about how COVID affects this age group. They are not out running around. Because they are for the most part isolated .... Kids and elementary teachers can probably safely have in-person school if the schools will reduce class size, allowing for social distancing, open rooms and open up windows. No Masks for kids ... because they are not going to wear them.
Kids ages 11-19 are out and about and are going to come into contact with the disease more than younger kids. However, this age group (especially boys) tend to play computer games and don't run around town partying and meeting up with friends as much as their parents did before computer games and social media. If schools could put this age group in Small Bubbles of 15 and have enough room space for social distancing...in person schools might work. Again, schools need to open windows and there needs to space.
THE PROBLEM WITH In- Person SCHOOLS: $$$$$$ ... For the most part ...Schools don't have enough money to safely open.
The 20-30+ year olds are the one who are the most exposed and most positive. Because they are out with groups of friends, having a good time and going to bars. They're bringing it home to parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. COLLEGE KIDS are a disaster waiting to happen. Colleges should be Online Only.