When facemask wearing were to incur a susceptibility

When facemask wearing were to incur a susceptibility

It is also instructive to take into account the per capita chance of infection in terms of the proportion of the population wearing facemasks along with the side effects of fomite infection, due to poor compliance and ineffective face mask. When the fomite parameter for infection is at 0% (good compliance and facemask), facemask wearers benefit more than non-facemask wearers as well as the odds of infection drops with increasing proportion in the population wearing facemasks. As the proportion of mask wearers increases, the rewards to both facemask wearers and non-facemask wearers increase. We see that penalty—with the fomite parameter increased by 100% and no protection against droplet inhalation, while retaining the 50% lowering of droplet exhalation—there remains to be a net profit to the people. In this scenario, the mask wearers are personally worse off until about 65% from the inhabitants are wearing masks, at which even facemask wearers become more satisfied than if nobody in the populace was wearing facemasks. 

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When compliance and facemask wearing are extremely bad (300% increase in fomite susceptibility with only the 50% lowering of droplet exhalation), non-mask wearers have reached an advantage, but a very counterintuitive finding is see-through in that, until about 80% facemask adoption, there remains to be netting benefit to the populace overall, along with a greater benefit for non-mask wearers. This non-intuitive result’s simply because that, while a person is manufactured much more susceptible, that is over counteracted through the reduced infectiousness of countless individuals. These facemask wearers will contract the disease, but less likely to infect others (particularly non-facemask wearers) once infected. 



When most with the inhabitants are wearing these facemasks, the effects of reduced infectiousness is outweighed by the fact that the majority in the human population is a lot more susceptible. In the unlikely eventuality of facemasks with this particular property, it might be far better to preferentially issue these masks to the people less vulnerable to severe complications, leaving more vulnerable individuals unmasked so that you can maximize overall benefits, while still achieving a lesser degree of infection within the population.