40% come from household family members and 20% from close social contacts:
An epidemiologist says even though most are exposed by a household member, that household member contracted the virus outside the home
This is inline with estimates from Utah early in the summer, which found 66% were from household members or close social contacts (today, Utah estimates about 50%).
An obvious conclusion is that we must mandate the wearing of face masks inside your home, 24 x 7, or else you are putting your own family members at risk and should be publicly shamed.
This also tells us that the likelihood of Covid-19 jumping out from behind trees and bushes while outside is essentially zero. This means the face mask policy in much of the country is inverted:
- Face masks required in public
- Face masks not required inside homes.
Should be reversed:
- Faces masks generally not required outside or in public except in close, confined indoor spaces such as some stores, offices and transit services.
- Faces masks must become mandatory inside homes.