Provide All Families with High-Efficiency Masks or Respirators to Eliminate Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2
If governments genuinely wish to take appropriate precautions, to act in the spirit of the precautionary principle, they will make high-efficiency masks available to their jurisdictions. This should not only be seen as an intervention for the current disaster: ensuring every family has access to reusable high-efficiency respirators that are designed to last multiple years, would safeguard our citizens from future respiratory pandemics and diseases including seasonal influenza and asthma.
Had authorities acted more aggressively prior to December 2019, the return on investment would have been immense: over 3,000,000 deaths (as of April 2021) could have been prevented, not to mention the morbidity, the bankrupt businesses, and the restrictions on our freedoms. We must begin producing high-efficiency masks and pressure our local leaders to support these endeavors. There is an opportunity for us to save lives if we take action now to provide high efficiency masks and/or respirators to protect against the future variants. There is an opportunity to protect humanity from the unknowable disasters to come.
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