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  • #16
    Originally posted by sappy View Post
    If your are going to the grocery store, just grab a plastic produce bag and pull it over your head. Just kidding, we all need to do what makes us feel safer, weather it works or not. At least it is effort.

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    • #17
      What happen to the mask? During the SARS outbreak, they used the mask major from the stockpile of the national supply that was just for virus breakouts. My sister who worked in pandemic hospitals at the time was the one who was a specialist in respiratory said they double gloved and double-masked and full cover protective clothes. And after treatment threw it all in the hazard bags to be burnt, that is the procedure. They used up the supply and the government never replaced the stockpile over the years. So when this pandemic came again and the people in the population were massive buying the mask all around the world, our nation freaked out and told the people that they were no good and two that they needed to go to the hospitals. Yes the mask work...if you look at China hospital workers, they used the double mask, gloves. face shield or safety glasses and full cover protect clothes....our hospital workers have zero. They are reporting that they have one mask for the whole day, no gloves hardly, and PPE is a joke. I have a best friend who is now working in a Pandemic hospital in Boston she said that it worst than working in a third world hospital right now.. the conditions they are being forced to work in.

      The best one is the same mask I use in the wood shop....N95 which is in high demand for the hospitals. . The reason why they say they do not work, is because people do not know how to use them correctly to keep out the virus. Which means a super tight seal. I see people out there so do not cover their nose but just their mouth, plus ....any gap and they do not work. Which can easily be seen in N95 all the wood dust inside the mask. In training nurses and doctors at the hospitals, it is really hard to even for them to put the thing on proper...lots of time and practice, it is all about the seal. Then taking off the thing was super hard because you want to touch it and you can not.

      Right now because of the major lack of PPE for hospital workers the CDC even has guidelines on how to make cloth mask so you make and donate to hospitals. If they did not work they would not be asking for them. But for yourself wear the mask, if you can not buy then make it the best you can make sure it can major filter and know how to do full disinfection of the mask after wearing it and how to take off without shedding virus onto yourself. This must be major practiced.

      I am wearing my N95 and then covering it with a secondary mask such a dust be gone mask or my chainsaw cowboy mask. Also, note wear gloves and cover those eyes, plus cover your hair and you are good to go. I did see a doctor in Korea did use a plastic bag with that battery ran air filter. Anything is better than nothing.

      I worked hospital safety when I was younger, really upset that they told the population that mask did not help...because that is not the truth. Nor do they tell you how to protect yourself goes way beyond washing your hands.

      All cloth mask must be used with the total protocol of taking it off so you do not touch it and dump the thing into a hazmat bag, the heavy trash bag will do....for disinfection by standards. Here in the USA lack of proper information on this matter plus the importance of disinfection, you would think we live in slums of India by the way we are handling this. No wonder we are now worst off than China. It is noted you do not have it, make it.

      You must never wear outside shoes inside your house after going out. All you need to do is walk through an area that someone with the virus has coughed out and it is stuck on your shoes and you can drag it into your home. My shoes get the Clorox treatment and left outside to dry in the sun.

      Unlike our government or the CDC......I do not believe in that people who are too stupid to learn how to do full hot zone disinfection nor how to put on a mask right and learn how to take it off without getting infected. People in third world countries are wearing a mask to go out.... in my opinion, wear it or make it....keep that face protected major. The USA passed China in the dust now number one in the world for this pandemic. We need to really get our ducks in order fast.

      Hand sanitizer also does not work unless you use it right and let it dry. And should only be used when you can not wash your hands.....with the happy birthday song twice to really get rid of any bad killing virus off.

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      • #18
        https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/6/05-1468_article This one of many of top researched methods to use when you do not have N95, 100 nor top hazmat face mask....like people said get your information from top resources. Which is not easy at times takes major research on the search engines.

        How to take off and put on the mask the way you do not infect yourself. https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf

        Next proper ways to disinfection of mask and other PPE https://www.livescience.com/sanitizi...ronavirus.html

        how to do it disinfection procedure the right way https://consteril.com/covid-19-pande...s-for-viruses/

        How to make a mask good enough for you and the hospitals ...one of many ways. https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask

        They should be blasting this information on the mass media to everyone in the states, but we do not have lockdown in most states yet, ...but they are too busy talking BS instead of saving lives...in my own opinion.
        Last edited by Dileon; 03-28-2020, 11:20 AM.

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        • #19
          Thanks for posting the links, Dileon!

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          • #20
            Dileon.... I think I'm in love with you! At last, someone with a brain!

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            • #21
              One of my granddaughters is a RN on a hospital dedicated Covid-19 floor. The N95 mask is supposed to be good for 8 hours use...they work 12 hour shifts with one mask allotted. The nation is so ill prepared because of politicians diverting funds from necessities to pet causes for political purposes, even while spending the country into debt. Utterly disgraceful, and both parties are guilty.
              Last edited by Arthur C.; 03-28-2020, 06:59 PM.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Arthur C. View Post
                One of my granddaughters is a RN on a hospital dedicated Covid-19 floor. The N95 mask is supposed to be good for 8 hours use...they work 12 hour shifts with one mask allotted. The nation is so ill prepared because of politicians diverting funds from necessities to pet causes for political purposes, even while spending the country into debt. Utterly disgraceful, and both parties are guilty.
                Arthur.... You hit the nail on the head and without getting political there's an excellent CBS Sunday Morning news-clip from March 22nd that gets into our complacency as a nation. I found it really eye opening.

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