... the difference between no one wearing a mask, transmission rate, 100%; and everyone wearing a mask, transmission rate, 1.5%
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
'A picture is worth a thousand words' is an English-language adage, that is, an idiomatic and proverbial expression meaning that complex and sometimes multiple ideas can be conveyed by a single still image, which conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a verbal description.
The author Maggie Cramer wrote that the conventional wisdom phrase 'a picture is worth a thousand words' means that an image, or graphic illustration may better convey or describe something than many written or spoken words—that it may be easier, and much faster, to just show someone something than to tell them about it.
Television is preeminently a visual medium, and yet, and in spite of a raging controversy concerning the efficacy, or otherwise of face masks as a major tool that can be used effectively to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, few illustrations that can convey the efficacy of wearing face masks, like the one presented above, have been forthcoming from any of the many pundits that populate our broadcast airways, here or abroad. Well, that is about to change. Let's see how long before this rather meager attempt is broadcast, and discussed.
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'It’s so easily transmissible, you wouldn’t even believe it.' Donald Trump, 13 April 2020
On the 28th of January 2020, national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, warned President Trump that Covid-19 would be the 'biggest national security threat' to his already crisis-ridden presidency.
Three days later, Trump announced restrictions on travel from China, although the coronavirus, by that date, was already well established in the United States.
Later, on 7 February, in a phone call with Bob Woodward, Trump stated, in uncharacteristically clear terms, what he had come to understand about just how lethal the coronavirus could be:
“It goes through the air," Trump stated. "That’s always tougher than the touch. You don’t have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one."
"That’s a very delicate one," Trump continued. "It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus.” As damning as the Woodward tapes of his conversations with Donald Trump are, the 28th of January is by no means the first briefing Trump had received from his intelligence agencies concerning the emerging coronavirus pandemic.
It must be remembered that the so-called, gang of eight, top members of the intelligence committees of both houses of congress, had been given an intelligence briefing on the spread of the coronavirus, during the first week of January 2020.
It is customary for the president to be briefed, before the select members of congress are. We know that, at least, two members of the gang of eight, one Democrat the other a Republican, found what they were told so alarming that immediately after the intelligence briefing, they sold most, if not all of their share holding on the stock exchange.
Therefore, it can be reasonably deduced, pending exact date verification, that Trump was briefed on the coronavirus, before the members of congress were, while the virus was raging in Central China, which would place Trump's initial briefing in late December 2019.