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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2021, 12:58:30 PM »
How do you know if your first. What if they have senior citizen early entrance. How much is a face shield a couple dollars?

N95 masks might claim ≥95% filtration with 0.3 micron particles, but realistically most people don't wear masks with proper fitting.  The mask needs to be sized and fitted correctly to form a seal.  However even poorly fitted masks will reduce the viral load when inhaled.  By reducing the viral load, you reduce the infection rate and severity.

For airborne transmission via aerosol particles, the particles will generally settle downward within 30 mins.  If you do your shopping in early mornings with few other customers, you can reduce the risk.  Avoid smaller enclosed spaces, such as indoor restaurant with A/C where the aerosol particles could stay airborne for hours and spread 20-30 ft distance.

Moderna is currently working on a booster shot targeting COVID-19 strain B.1.1.7 (UK) and B.1.351 (SA).  Existing Moderna vaccine also offers some protection:
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/25/covid-vaccine-moderna-working-on-covid-booster-shots-for-south-african-strain.html

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There is a lot of uncertainty regarding new viral strains.  It's possible that we may get hit with one that makes you want to stay home, and avoid in-person contact for weeks until new booster shots are avail.

It's a good idea to prep a supply of food, water, and medicine at home.  You don't need to buy expensive "survival rations".  Most canned foods have shelf life of 2-5+ years, and your local discount retailer is a great place to stock up.

When purchasing emergency supply food, consider the following:

* Do you actually enjoy eating it?  If you hate canned sardines don't buy it.  Under normal (non-emergency) conditions, use a few canned foods weekly and replace them with fresh cans.

* Check the expiration or best used by date.  Preferably it should have 2-5+ years shelf life remaining for canned food, or at least a year for boxed food, seasonings, etc.

* Check the content and nutritional value of the food.  If it has less nutritional value than Kool-aid (empty calories), you should probably look for something else.

* The food should be shelf stable, does not require refrigeration, and ready to heat/consume.  If you're buying stuff that requires cooking, consider if the ingredients will be readily avail at home.

* Make a budget and buy a variety of canned and bagged/boxed foods.  If you really love Campbell's canned soup and can eat it every day for a month, by all means go for it.  For rest of us have a variety so you won't get bored/depressed.

* Don't forget to stock multivitamins, canned fruit, milk/beverage powders, and seasonings.  A drink of hot cocoa makes many problems go away for the night.  Taco seasoning and (powdered) gravy can be mixed with many foods.

* Be creative!  You can add canned chicken, spam, etc. to Mac and Cheese to make a casserole.

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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2021, 02:06:25 PM »
Well I posted this in coronavirus thread, but maybe it belongs here.

Just got curious suddenly. If N95 or + masks are the only ones effective, how come people at the congress or even people you see on TV like Dr. Fauci himself is not wearing those? They're all wearing either the thin cheap ones or some fabric fashion clothes stuff. Anyone thought this odd?  ???

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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2021, 10:41:33 PM »
Well I posted this in coronavirus thread, but maybe it belongs here.

Just got curious suddenly. If N95 or + masks are the only ones effective, how come people at the congress or even people you see on TV like Dr. Fauci himself is not wearing those? They're all wearing either the thin cheap ones or some fabric fashion clothes stuff. Anyone thought this odd?  ???

I don’t know. But wearing a mask is better than no mask.

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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2021, 10:51:34 PM »
Well I posted this in coronavirus thread, but maybe it belongs here.

Just got curious suddenly. If N95 or + masks are the only ones effective, how come people at the congress or even people you see on TV like Dr. Fauci himself is not wearing those? They're all wearing either the thin cheap ones or some fabric fashion clothes stuff. Anyone thought this odd?  ???

You must have missed my response. I posted a picture of Dr. Fauci wearing double masks, an N95 and a cloth mask.
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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2021, 01:55:52 PM »
Well I posted this in coronavirus thread, but maybe it belongs here.

Just got curious suddenly. If N95 or + masks are the only ones effective, how come people at the congress or even people you see on TV like Dr. Fauci himself is not wearing those? They're all wearing either the thin cheap ones or some fabric fashion clothes stuff. Anyone thought this odd?  ???

You must have missed my response. I posted a picture of Dr. Fauci wearing double masks, an N95 and a cloth mask.

I must have. I don't think I can keep up with everyone's posts here. I personally have seen some double masks from Biden, but mostly people wear just cloth based, nothing as serious as N95. Maybe there are times they wear N95, but all photos or videos I've seen had them wearing thin or some fashion cloth ones. Maybe they put N95 inside? Who knows?

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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2021, 02:33:27 PM »
Let’s be real. Double mask or one mask is better than no mask.
Nothing to argue about.

I think we should be talking about are people outside not wearing masks.

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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2021, 03:05:13 PM »
I think we all wear masks. You can't go anywhere unless you're masked these days. Sure, there are some who don't wear, but I think most TI people wear them.

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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2021, 07:05:17 PM »
I think the double mask rule is for people who wear masks like these:



I've seen at least 2 people wear masks like these... seriously?
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Re: Covid UK Strain, children & masks
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2021, 08:40:57 PM »
Let’s be real. Double mask or one mask is better than no mask.
Nothing to argue about.

I think we should be talking about are people outside not wearing masks.

Define outside.

Example 1, popular restaurant has converted large portion of their parking lot to patio dining, replete with heavy plastic coated tent enclosed on three sides (if not all four), heaters etc.  basically a heated indoor space with no ventilation.

Example 2. The garden center near the restaurant above, picking up garden supplies in the open air nursery section.

Example 3. Enjoying a stroll at a popular nature destination.  I.e. the popular trails in The Silverado area.

Example 4: a run or exercise bike along a neighborhood multiuse trail.

Example 5: the evening dog walk through the suburban neighborhood.
Maybe #5 depends on housing density.  Is an apartment hood, different than a hood of the 2500 sf lots , versus the hood of 4500 sf lots, or older areas with 4 or less per acre.?



 

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