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Masks?
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:34:42 AM »
I see more people out wearing masks than not wearing them and my paranoia has me thinking that I should too.

I know that it's not totally effective in preventing breathing in viruses but just like washing hands, it helps.

Is there anywhere local in Irvine to get any? I'm not looking for the N95 ones that should be reserved for the medical professionals who need them to work in close contact with patients, just something that can cover my nose and ears with while risking my life at Costco. :)

I was thinking about those scarf/bandanas like this to also make people keep their distance:



Does anyone else want to admit wearing a mask when they go out? It's like Mortal Kombat out there. :)
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Re: Masks?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 10:34:12 PM »
There are conflicting guidance about to wear or not to wear masks when out and about.

I think bank-robberies will be on the rise as a result, first law enforcement becomes accustom and not alarm when masks men/women walk around. And its easy to disguise and quickly change to a different mask after the act, easier get away.

Second, with the disorderly society and high unemployments may push people over the edge of doing unthinkable things to survive.

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Re: Masks?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 07:12:50 AM »
On CNN today, it was mentioned by Dr Fauci that CDC is looking into recommending masks for general population. Currently, no stores have basic masks .... So bandanas  are the only option now.

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 07:41:05 AM »
They should recommend wearing mask from the beginning.

I understand the basic surgical mask does not prevent one from getting infected but it does cutting down the spread from person to person. 

One of factors that China, Korea get the spread of COVID-19 under control probably due to the fact that everyone is wearing masks.  I would feel a whole lot safer if everyone around me at Costco was wearing a surgical mask.

But we have to solve mask shortage issue first.


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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 08:59:15 AM »
If nothing else any type of mask prevents you from touching you mouth and nose which would be of some help.

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 09:07:45 AM »
If nothing else any type of mask prevents you from touching you mouth and nose which would be of some help.

Yep. I bought some clothe masks off of Amazon just for some small level of protection.
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Re: Masks?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 09:09:18 AM »
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Asia may have been right about coronavirus and face masks, and the rest of the world is coming around

In the coming weeks, if they have not already, your government is likely to begin advising you to wear a face mask to protect against coronavirus.

For those living in Asia, such announcements will be a vindication of a tactic that has been adopted across much of the region since the beginning of the crisis and appears to have been borne out by lower rates of infection and faster containment of outbreaks.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/asia/coronavirus-mask-messaging-intl-hnk/index.html

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 09:55:06 AM »
Amazon is now selling N95 mask at cost.

They are currently prioritized for hospitals and government organizations. But do what you have to do, no judgement.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YKBV2

Bare in mind this is the 8000 series, normally for construction workers. But it's still tremendously helpful.

Price is 10 pack for $13.99

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2020, 10:04:06 AM »
Amazon is now selling N95 mask at cost.

They are currently prioritized for hospitals and government organizations. But do what you have to do, no judgement.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YKBV2

Bare in mind this is the 8000 series, normally for construction workers. But it's still tremendously helpful.

Price is 10 pack for $13.99

I tried ordering some gloves for my in-laws yesterday that were prioritized for healthcare professionals and while I was able to add them to the cart when I tried to checkout it wouldn’t let me. It said to call my account administrator. I didn’t call

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2020, 10:17:31 AM »
Ya, this was shared to me by a friend who's a home health caretaker, taking care of elderly.

She had to call and explain her situation. They allowed her to buy.

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2020, 10:48:57 AM »
Please reserve N95 for healthcare workers. If you already have some, consider donating them to a hospital. Even in the hospital, regular surgical masks are acceptable for non-respiratory patients. A regular mask will be fine while buying food at the grocery store.

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Re: Masks?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2020, 11:41:19 AM »
I bought something like these:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B086L5VPQB/

I know they don't offer much protection but at least if I'm infected I cut down on infecting others and there may be a requirement to wear some type of mask/bandanna in public soon (and I'm not using N95s that a healthcare worker needs).

Plus I want to look like Sub-Zero... "Finish him!!!"
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Re: Masks?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2020, 12:19:29 PM »
Please reserve N95 for healthcare workers. If you already have some, consider donating them to a hospital. Even in the hospital, regular surgical masks are acceptable for non-respiratory patients. A regular mask will be fine while buying food at the grocery store.

I agree but I think there's room for exception and discretion.

First, these are the 8000 series for construction workers not the 1800 series that are for healthcare workers (fluid resistant)

Also If you are the caretaker of elderly people or is in constant exposure due to your job, it's not a terrible idea to buy a small amount. Just clean and re-use them.

This is just my opinion and I think Amazon agrees, which is why they allow you (non hospital or government worker) to make your case why you need them.

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Re: Masks?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2020, 12:25:31 PM »
I bought something like these:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B086L5VPQB/

I know they don't offer much protection but at least if I'm infected I cut down on infecting others and there may be a requirement to wear some type of mask/bandanna in public soon (and I'm not using N95s that a healthcare worker needs).

Plus I want to look like Sub-Zero... "Finish him!!!"

They offer good protection.

https://medium.com/@Cancerwarrior/covid-19-why-we-should-all-wear-masks-there-is-new-scientific-rationale-280e08ceee71

Plus they look kinda badass!

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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2020, 05:29:50 PM »
LA county recommends non medical face coverings when in public.

All of Cali will probably follow.

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