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COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:15 pm

So I got a compliment on my facemask today, it is "Incredibles" themed, and that got me wondering what types and designs others may have. It also go to the dual questions of: When and where do you wear one? And: Why, at what times, do you not wear one (a corollary to that could be: If you disagree with wearing one and generally don't, when do you in fact wear one?)

I have seen a wide variety, from just the plain "surgical mask" and black store bought ones with vent tabs to ones with flags and camo etc.

All mine are custom (since I have a crazy woman making them for everyone...). Currently I have four, all cloth that hook around the ear (don't like the around the head kind so far), two Hawaiian themed, one loud and obnoxious on the outside with Star Wars inside, and the one I started this post off with.

So what say you? What's in your wall.... errr... on your face?

:facemask: (What? No facemask smiley?)
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:20 pm

Nothing fancy. Just regular disposable surgical masks.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:21 pm

Unless it is a medical mask PP2/PP3, it will not protect you. If you have COVID it might protect the rest of the population. I have to wear one if I want to take public transportation in the Netherlands, but I do not think it is too useful though.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:30 pm

Well the key thing to remember is that the "mask requirement" is not to protect you, yourself directly. It protects others from you, with only minor protections provided to the wearer.

(At the beginning of this whole situation I was fairly strident in my belief to not wear a mask. I really don't like them and much prefer if I didn't have to wear one. However I am all for protecting others and if it helps I will do it. Even the homemade ones have been shown effective in blocking "droplets" from your breathing from getting out.)

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:54 pm

I've been wearing my Black Series Darth Vader helmet when going to bars and such. It has gotten a lot of laughs, but I've also had some establishments tell me I couldn't wear it inside.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:45 pm

I have surgical, a couple N95s left over from construction at my house, KN95s, and two 'Outbreak' style masks with option for filter or breathing apparatus that I never wear because you have to disinfect the outside before you take it off basically.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:54 pm

We have a box of disposable surgical masks, but my wife is a dab-hand with a sewing machine and has started making her own. I'm still waiting for my aviation themed ones!
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:03 am

I have clothe masks. My "favorite", that fits best, is one made by a friend...glow-in-the-dark skulls on a black field. Unfortunately, the washing has reduced the glow-in-the-darkedness of the mask. I have a couple of other masks laying around, the only other "branded" one comes from my alma mater.

I was ambivalent about wearing a mask at first, but now I'm hating it. It's churned up too many bad memories. Strange, I don't normally succumb to that kind of stuff.

I have to wear a mask at work while in common areas, so I basically hang out in my office.

As for wearing one in public, unless the merchant requires that I wear a mask, I do not. I maintain separation from others...I realized that has been my default stance for decades, and use hand sanitizer whenever I get back to my car.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:13 am

I bought a box of 100 plain white disposable masks, as well as a box of 10 N95's; that I use depending on the situation. I will get more N95's if the epidemic doesn't die down soon.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:19 am

Nope, don’t bother. 1 case a day being reported in my local area of 60 thousand people. Some days it’s zero.
 
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:21 am

Been wearing one a neighbor made for a few months when I go to stores. Sometimes I wear a disposable one.

I hate them a lot, so I tend to plan the shopping trips to be quick and concise.

Since this is going to be going on a bit longer, I may go out and buy a gator.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:05 am

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Nope, don’t bother. 1 case a day being reported in my local area of 60 thousand people. Some days it’s zero.

Must be nice, we have outbreaks all the time and hundreds of people a day that get it here
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:09 am

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hand sanitizer whenever I get back to my car.

Speaking of hands, I think for me the greatest use of my mask is not the 30% (or whatever the studies claim today) reduction or so in chances of catching COVID, it's that whenever I unintentionally touch my face, I touch my mask instead of my face. I'm sure that decreases my chances of catching the virus 10 fold
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:08 am

At work I use 3M N95 masks

My wife stumbled across these and ordered a bunch of them.

https://www.paulreiffer.com/2020/04/exc ... g-our-nhs/
 
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:24 am

A 3D facemask that covers my mouth & nose properly.

The usual surgical mask often slip down my nose so it doesn't work as well.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:45 am

stl07 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Nope, don’t bother. 1 case a day being reported in my local area of 60 thousand people. Some days it’s zero.

Must be nice, we have outbreaks all the time and hundreds of people a day that get it here


I would wear one if i lived in an area with high numbers of infections.
 
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:55 am

jetwet1 wrote:
At work I use 3M N95 masks


In assembly, as distance can not always be kept, it is N95.
In the office simple surgical masks
in private fairly comfy cotton ones a friend made.

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:50 pm

Mid March
99% Social distancing
avoiding indoors except at home
a once a week, sometimes less grocery shop at 6:30 am, often no other shoppers in a large supermarket
hand washing often
No more gym (very much miss all my fellow gym rats), take up sprinting at local high school track (see a few other rats there), run/walks all over town, both once a week.

Mid April, our form of Phase two
95% social distancing, adding sibs to our 'household' member, but 6 feet apart and outside
No real need for masks, and the CDC etc advice was mixed. I knew I wouldn't expose anyone, and that available masks wouldn't protect me.

May, kid tracks down 10 KN95 masks for us, likely to offer some protection from others.
Still shop early less than once a week at favorite grocer, but now wear a mask (about half the staff does). Masks not required but the 2-4 other shoppers there about half do

June - had an annual physical, (long appointment), went over all my old person issues. Doc and I wore masks, minimal people in waiting room, ditto pharmacy. I'm good for a year.
We have done some necessary shopping at other stores mid day, wear masks.
We go indoors with "household" members plus kids, but with some mask wearing, and social distancing.
We see some friends and relatives outdoors and masking.

There is gathering evidence that being outdoor with others is safe, minimal distancing and maybe masks if closer. We live in a county with will be in Phase 3 shortly, and probably qualify for Phase 4. We are old, so will stay in Phase2+ for a long time. Background for all of this is living in an urban area in a county which got control of the epidemic in early April. County of 275K is experiencing just under 1 confirmed case a day.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:59 pm

stl07 wrote:
fr8mech wrote:
hand sanitizer whenever I get back to my car.

Speaking of hands, I think for me the greatest use of my mask is not the 30% (or whatever the studies claim today) reduction or so in chances of catching COVID,
it's that whenever I unintentionally touch my face, I touch my mask instead of my face. I'm sure that decreases my chances of catching the virus 10 fold


Do you immediately sanitize you hands after that? If not you will risk containment yourself by getting virus/bacteria on your hands and then touch your clothes and
or other parts of you body. Here is a Norwegian instruction/information video in three parts (mainly about bacteria but the principle is the same).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkjnUWvF4M4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XywY2QSGMDY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhPM_v09Gzs
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:24 pm

Post SARS(2002) and considering pollution in India, we have been buying N95 masks in bulk on and off over last 15 years. 65 cents for 3M N95, hard to believe now. For trips on a bleed air aircraft R95. Never found good deals on those.

Apart from those
Civilian version of surgical masks.
Chinese KN95
Waiting on Gildan reusable cloth masks from Amazon, reviews are great.

I hope some day, US Special Forces/Army Core of Engineers dismantle a couple of foreign mask assembly lines and ship it to US.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:33 pm

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Unless it is a medical mask PP2/PP3, it will not protect you.


Irrelevant. It is well known by now that simple masks protect others, not the one wearing it. The more people wear one, the more we reduce the general risk of infection.


Dutchy wrote:
but I do not think it is too useful though.


Based on what? This is a time where people with no medical degree in a relevant field should listen to people who have a medical degree in a relevant field. If we want to restart the economy and social life to anything that resembles normality, wearing a mask in closed public spaces is one of the key measures to prevent a second wave, and it's easily implemented.
 
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:56 pm

Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
stl07 wrote:
fr8mech wrote:
hand sanitizer whenever I get back to my car.

Speaking of hands, I think for me the greatest use of my mask is not the 30% (or whatever the studies claim today) reduction or so in chances of catching COVID,
it's that whenever I unintentionally touch my face, I touch my mask instead of my face. I'm sure that decreases my chances of catching the virus 10 fold


Do you immediately sanitize you hands after that? If not you will risk containment yourself by getting virus/bacteria on your hands and then touch your clothes and
or other parts of you body. Here is a Norwegian instruction/information video in three parts (mainly about bacteria but the principle is the same).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkjnUWvF4M4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XywY2QSGMDY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhPM_v09Gzs

Yes I do, thanks for the reminder though.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:22 pm

I think once Trump said he is not going to wear a mask, that debate is settled, everyone started wearing it.

Last night Stephen Colbert was sarcastic about Dr. Fauci's explanation why public health experts didn't encourage public to wear masks.
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:31 pm

Well Duh. The CV-19 virus is about as dangerous as the yearly Flu. Wearing a mass is just so much B.S. Dr. Fauci was involved with developing CV-19 before research on it was banned in this country. Dr. Fauci gave the lab in China 3.7 Million dollars to continue research on CV-19. Most everything Dr. Fauci has said was designed to make the lock down last as long as possible with the intent of destroying our economy.

CV-19 was suppose to be the Communist Democrats poison pill to "reset" our society to Socialism except the lock down did not last as long as the Communist Democrats would have liked. Oh well. CV-19 did not work as well as the Communist Democrats had hoped so that is why Rioting, Looting and Vandalizing are the thing fueled by fake indignation over the death of one person by police. Was the death wrong? Certainly. Were the killer(s) brought to justice? Yes. Still the Communist Democrat's MSM Propaganda Machine poured gasoline on the incident to make sure ANTIFA and BLM would destroy the country with vandalism, rioting and looting.
 
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Well Duh. The CV-19 virus is about as dangerous as the yearly Flu. Wearing a mass is just so much B.S. Dr. Fauci was involved with developing CV-19 before research on it was banned in this country. Dr. Fauci gave the lab in China 3.7 Million dollars to continue research on CV-19. Most everything Dr. Fauci has said was designed to make the lock down last as long as possible with the intent of destroying our economy.

CV-19 was suppose to be the Communist Democrats poison pill to "reset" our society to Socialism except the lock down did not last as long as the Communist Democrats would have liked. Oh well. CV-19 did not work as well as the Communist Democrats had hoped so that is why Rioting, Looting and Vandalizing are the thing fueled by fake indignation over the death of one person by police. Was the death wrong? Certainly. Were the killer(s) brought to justice? Yes. Still the Communist Democrat's MSM Propaganda Machine poured gasoline on the incident to make sure ANTIFA and BLM would destroy the country with vandalism, rioting and looting.

You know some people are going to believe you are serious, don't you? :spin:

This is how wars start, little kids get their ice cream taken away, forests burn, people are bankrupted, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:58 pm

Newsom (CA) just signed an EO requiring people to wear a mask at all times in public. Fines for violations.
Better late than never I suppose.
 
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:04 pm

I'm still using the surgical masks I bought at CVS. But I don't dispose of them after each use. I'm quite tired of wearing the masks. To breate fresh air, I pull the mask down under my nose. I forget to bring my mask to wear in the supermarket today. It felt so liberating not wearing the mask. I was wearing gloves though. I got that part right.
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:27 am

kn95 i ordered 200 which cost me 600 dollars when nobody had any, I gave 150 to my families who are frontline. Dr.'s and Nurses who couldn't get ppe.

and 25 to my elderly parents. i kept 25 which I have 5 left. I only use high-risk events like going to the hospital or doctor appointments.
everywhere else, I wear Thompson tee's black masks that are washable and I bought them online. https://thompsontee.com/face-masks

I chose them because they donate masks to hospitals.
 
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Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:52 am

I have about 5 or 6, keep a few in my car, all custom made, different colors, no special theme, wash daily.
I do notice that a few are made where the upper section by the nose has a peak to allow easier breathing while others are made with no distinction of upper or lower, probably just poorly cut...
Straps around the ear are the biggest issue, if the strap is thick your ear sticks out, I prefer the thin straps, think my ears are too big now.
 
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Real n95 masks from 3m. Bought them last fall when China was heating up with the 'rona, Have about 600-700,



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I have about 5 or 6, keep a few in my car, all custom made, different colors, no special theme, wash daily.
I do notice that a few are made where the upper section by the nose has a peak to allow easier breathing while others are made with no distinction of upper or lower, probably just poorly cut...
Straps around the ear are the biggest issue, if the strap is thick your ear sticks out, I prefer the thin straps, think my ears are too big now.


I have found that the surgical masks that I ordered from Amazon in April, that came from China, have cheaper ear straps, that can come loose from the mask if you pull on them a little too hard. But the CVS masks that I already had from before Covid, those ear straps on those surgical masks have never failed.
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Lilienthal wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
but I do not think it is too useful though.


Based on what? This is a time where people with no medical degree in a relevant field should listen to people who have a medical degree in a relevant field. If we want to restart the economy and social life to anything that resembles normality, wearing a mask in closed public spaces is one of the key measures to prevent a second wave, and it's easily implemented.

Calm down. In the Netherlands wearing a mask is only mandatory in public transport. Social distancing is rule number one. And if you are having a cold -or other symptomes which may indicate COVID-19- you stay at home instead using a mask and go out.
 
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marcelh wrote:
Lilienthal wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
but I do not think it is too useful though.


Based on what? This is a time where people with no medical degree in a relevant field should listen to people who have a medical degree in a relevant field. If we want to restart the economy and social life to anything that resembles normality, wearing a mask in closed public spaces is one of the key measures to prevent a second wave, and it's easily implemented.

Calm down. In the Netherlands wearing a mask is only mandatory in public transport. Social distancing is rule number one. And if you are having a cold -or other symptomes which may indicate COVID-19- you stay at home instead using a mask and go out.


:checkmark: and it seems to be working here. The 1,5meter rule and stay at home is by far more important.
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I have bought my first masks on 01-Jan-2020. As in Germany the 01-Jan is holiday, I had first to check, which of the pharmacies nearby were in emergency duty. I was not the first, I got a 10 pack of one layer face masks for around 2 €. And yes, I was already aware of it a little bit before there was the official announcement, I saw first few rumors on social media regarding pneumonia events in China and found than a source from (I think Taiwan) in Chinese language. High live the GOOGLE translator it is really great in translating of any language to English.
To be fair, I was on the way to someone, who is extremely high vulnerable for any serious infection like flue or COVID-19 (also at that time still only known as "interesting pneumonia"); so this was the combination of both, to protect the vulnerable and the knowledge, that we possibly/likely get the next pandemic. With only one of both, I would have not bought them.

Just for information, I have a scientific background and I am working in the pharmaceutical development.
And I am regular in contact with university hospitals and few specialist practice. It is part of my job.

I am regular wearing surgical masks during work and sometimes after hours, it is not any more funny. And I am wearing them only regarding COVID-19 during work, before COVID-19, it was not part of my job.
Outside of my job I wear also the same surgical masks, where I have to wear them (according rules), so in supermarkets or shops. as really everyone in Germany.
EDIT: I am avoiding public transport and only using my car. And of course, for more than one month I was working home based
Else, I follow social distancing rules e.g.

I am really happy that in Germany there was no need for the extreme form of lockdown, as we have seen in Italy or Spain. The lockdown in Germany has started just right in time, less then one week later and we would have seen not only 7000 cases per day, instead already 30.000.

And I am happy to live in Germany during COVID-19 times, as the whole health care/hospital system here in Germany is just best prepared for this pandemic. The number of hospitals, of ICU beds, ECMO systems and transport cars and helicopters, to transport patients under ICU ventilation conditions from regular hospitals to the high number of high level (regular to one of the around 40 university) hospitals is just silly.

And a tip, as I am likely better informed than most; I am in regular contact with nurses and high level medical specialist, hospital department leaders e.g. of university hospitals, so these hospitals, who have treated all the serious and critical cases in Germany. These were not the physicians/nurses involved in treatment of the COVID-19 cases, but these, regular in contact with them in boards or were involved in boards for preparation of hospital for COVID-19 preparation e.g. So these, who are best informed.
Regarding COVID-19:
1. Do not get it, and if...
2. do be a serious case/have to be hospitalized, and if..
3. I really hope, especially not your lung or the kidneys/kidney failure were/are involved
4. because if they have been involved, I have to say sorry: seems they are permanently harmed, especially the lung cases. Seems the lung damages do not fully recover. So if someone one month after end of the illness gets dyspnoea while waking up some stairs; that*s all, it will not get better any more. Regarding kidney failure, it is still to early, but many of these seems not to recover. And we shall not forget the third bad symptom of COVID-19, even in else asymptotic cases, the thrombophilia,, the high number of infarcts (regular small), strokes, embolia e.g.
5. so many of the serious and critical cases are disabled or will get later on in some years, many of these will die early. And no one knows, if there will not be a progress regarding lung and kidney damages, comparable to the lung fibrosis.

Three quotes in discussion with physicians/nurses of two different of these hospitals (and one nurse from a specialist practice), little bit loosely translated, as I do not any more 100% know the wording:
1. "We have never seen any pneumonia, which is doing such a devastating havoc to the lungs, This is unique".
2. "There is no other illness, which is doing such a devastation to the lungs, they (specialists involved in treatment and in follow up with patients) have never seen something like this before".
3. and the quote of a nurse: "No one who has ever seen a serious case will ever say again, that COVID-19 is only a flue or cold. Everyone saying this is stupid, they have not seen a serious case."

And now, I have written down more than I wanted.
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Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:11 pm

Surgical mask only.

Both on public transport, (now required) and at work.

Since I am temporarily working as a hospital cleaner, I hope that they are more effective than suggested by some on here.

Whilst the patients on my ward are all currently COVID negative, this has not always been the case.

I should add that at work, I also have a plastic apron, gloves and goggles.
 
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Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:28 pm

I have some home made reusable masks and ones given by my city, but I prefer disposable surgical ones. I wear them at the supermarket (mandatory) and at work (mandatory also). At work they're the only authorized masks, given out at the campus' gate. I also got a 50 pack from my hierarchy.

Tomorrow cinemas reopen here in France, I will go with a mask, in the hope there is almost nobody so that I can remove it (in normal times I usually go to the 22h/22h30 screenings, often very empty).
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Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:35 pm

I wear one when I go out. Don’t like it, not really sure if it’s protecting me...but I recognize that to go into a business, they have the right to bar me from entering. And with my dad in the hospital, I must wear one there. Let me say, I have no idea how surgeons wear them for so long. I have keffiyehs that I can wear to cover my nose and mouth, or I wear surgical type masks.

By the way...wearing glasses with masks SUCKS.

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Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:55 am

I wear this one. Works perfectly, just like hers does. It is a perfect mask. Also.
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Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:25 am

I bought a pack of cloth masks from Target that I've been using...didn't realize until after they were made in China though :lol: . I've been wearing them pretty much whenever I go inside anywhere public. Not under any illusions it will protect me personally but wear it to help limit infecting others on the off-chance I'm asymptomatic or a "super-spreader." Hate wearing it, it's uncomfortable, but I'm getting used to it and happy to do my part to help limit the spread.

I've gone out to eat a few times now and don't wear the masks then, but I've mostly been trying to eat outside only. My parents (in their fifties) are pretty anti-mask, but I've been trying to convince them. The back-and-forth by the government has made them skeptical but I've been trying to explain that it isn't to protect them, but limit them from spreading it to others.
 
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:16 pm

Old Navy had a promotion for 5 masks. I bought them. They should be delivered soon. In the meantime, my local Safeway finally had some white non-medical grade masks. I'm only buying them just in case a statewide mandate is issued (at work, IF I go to the office, I'm required to wear one, as well as for medical appointments).

Otherwise, I don't wear a mask. The neighborhood I'm at tracks covid cases and we get probably 1 new case every 2-3 days so my area is not a hotspot. My county is not a hotspot either, with an average of 10-20 cases reported daily but spread through many areas, the bulk in Tacoma. I'm mindful to not touch my face while I'm shopping or out, and as soon as I get in my car, a drop of hand sanitizer is the rule. And once I get home, I have a bottle of sanitizer from a distillery which I also spray on my hands before going inside. I still keep my distance from people, avoid touching what I don't need to touch, and use knuckles for touchscreens.

I actually want to get the antibody test done to see if I've already had it and was asymptomatic (given that I was exposed one time).
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:28 pm

A law firm I know made some with their name on outside. I love it. I also have unlimited surgical ones.
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Marc

Totally agree about wearing these things all day.

Very dehydrating.

Also very hard to communicate.
 
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:00 pm

einsteinboricua wrote:
Old Navy had a promotion for 5 masks. I bought them. They should be delivered soon. In the meantime, my local Safeway finally had some white non-medical grade masks. I'm only buying them just in case a statewide mandate is issued (at work, IF I go to the office, I'm required to wear one, as well as for medical appointments).

Otherwise, I don't wear a mask. The neighborhood I'm at tracks covid cases and we get probably 1 new case every 2-3 days so my area is not a hotspot. My county is not a hotspot either, with an average of 10-20 cases reported daily but spread through many areas, the bulk in Tacoma. I'm mindful to not touch my face while I'm shopping or out, and as soon as I get in my car, a drop of hand sanitizer is the rule. And once I get home, I have a bottle of sanitizer from a distillery which I also spray on my hands before going inside. I still keep my distance from people, avoid touching what I don't need to touch, and use knuckles for touchscreens.

I actually want to get the antibody test done to see if I've already had it and was asymptomatic (given that I was exposed one time).


I bought those too but they also haven't arrived yet. Bought from Sanctuary Clothing at the same time and have these now for about a couple of weeks. Pretty reasonable comfortable.
 
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Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:01 am

Dutchy wrote:
marcelh wrote:
Lilienthal wrote:


Based on what? This is a time where people with no medical degree in a relevant field should listen to people who have a medical degree in a relevant field. If we want to restart the economy and social life to anything that resembles normality, wearing a mask in closed public spaces is one of the key measures to prevent a second wave, and it's easily implemented.

Calm down. In the Netherlands wearing a mask is only mandatory in public transport. Social distancing is rule number one. And if you are having a cold -or other symptomes which may indicate COVID-19- you stay at home instead using a mask and go out.


:checkmark: and it seems to be working here. The 1,5meter rule and stay at home is by far more important.


I completely agree about the social distancing but that doesn't mean that mask are any less important in closed public spaces. People with no actual knowledge on the matter saying "I don't think it's too useful" is exactly the anti-scientific stance we don't need in situations like these.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7075024/mask ... us-deaths/
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:25 am

Lilienthal wrote:
People with no actual knowledge on the matter saying "I don't think it's too useful" is exactly the anti-scientific stance we don't need in situations like these.


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Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:03 pm

Science based medicine (also the name of a good blog) relies heavily on mediated experience. At the beginning of all this the effectiveness of masks was unsure. Different groups had differing views. There was agreement that N95 masks probably protected the user as well as other people, especially when coupled with a face shield. It is just now that N95 or equivalents are becoming available to the general public. It is observed that when outdoors in a non-crowded area masks are not needed. In a crowd they probably help. Indoors all masks definitely help, but N95s offer what seems to be the best protection for wearers and others, optimal cost/effetiveness. By themselves they are sufficient for all of us in normal social interactions. It is just unfortunate that six months into this they are not more available.
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Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:46 pm

My Old Navy masks came in and I think they were a good investment (and just in time for WA's mask mandate). Not too tight but still allowing some degree of protection.

mfranjic wrote:
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Talk about tin foil. Must be high quality.
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Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 pm

I have a few masks. I need to accessorize.

I have a pride one, a white one, a duck one, a blue/gold one, a 1980s theme one, and a Canucks one.
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