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Re: coronavirus....

Post by XTreme » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:24 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
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I was in Tesco this morning and now we're all wearing mask they've decided to ditch social distancing. At least the one way system in the aisles has gone so people are all over the place. Plus many are wearing glasses which are steamed up so they can't see where they're going. The inevitable and predictable end result is that people aren't aware of what is going on around them. They are totally focussed on trying to find what they need which as we all know when you're misted up isn't easy.

Three people bumped into me within less than 10 minutes. Which surely makes wearing masks increase the risk of infection rather than limit it?
Idiots are wearing them wrong!

Wear it high on the nose.....tucked under the glasses and pinch the nose bit to minimise gaps.

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Re: coronavirus....

Post by S-Westerly » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:28 pm

Not all masks have the wire bit in the nose area. Many don't so you just do the best you can.
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by XTreme » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:28 pm
Not all masks have the wire bit in the nose area. Many don't so you just do the best you can.
Incidentally.....I was in the Chemist yesterday and they told me that the government is now giving out free masks to Pensioners.

Mine arrive next week apparently.

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Re: coronavirus....

Post by S-Westerly » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:32 pm

Wow! Aren't you the lucky one. I've been issued with a few by my employer as we are supposed to wear them when we interact with shore side people. I think I may be more serious about it when we get to Senegal.
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:36 pm

None of the masks I've found for sale have the nose bit. I've tried wearing my glasses over the top but they still steam up.

Fortunately I can see enough not to need glasses unless I need to check ingredients for allergic reactions, which if our daughters are involved means dairy and gluten free.
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by rob m » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:07 pm

BBC News - Coronavirus: UK brings back 14-day quarantine for Spain
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53540691

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Re: coronavirus....

Post by Marino » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:00 pm

Mask should be FFP3 standard or at least FFP2, those can be reused,

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Re: coronavirus....

Post by onesea » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:13 am

Marino wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:00 pm
Mask should be FFP3 standard or at least FFP2, those can be reused,

There needs to be enough produced first. My brother in law has always used FFP3 masks as his job involves fine dust.

He cannot get enough of them for his business so is struggling.

If you have ever spent significant time in FFP3 mask they are not nice, sweaty and sticky.

How many lives will realistically be saved by masks is another question.

The rate of infection of hospital staff and others show the transmittal of this disease needs more understanding.
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by dynax » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:36 am

I have a good supply of FFP2 and FFP3 disposable masks that i bought a few years ago for my woodworking, i did use a couple of the FFP3 at the beginning of the outbreak when i went shopping, then i didn't wear any at all until now, and bought a pack of the surgical type as i'm not wasting my FFP3/2 as they were expensive and i bought them for a specific use not this pandemic, as far as i'm concerned the GOV are responsible for our health and safety and these face coverings should be provided at the entrance of all shops and businesses :thumb:
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by Marino » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:41 am

onesea wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:13 am
Marino wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:00 pm
Mask should be FFP3 standard or at least FFP2, those can be reused,

There needs to be enough produced first. My brother in law has always used FFP3 masks as his job involves fine dust.

He cannot get enough of them for his business so is struggling.

If you have ever spent significant time in FFP3 mask they are not nice, sweaty and sticky.

How many lives will realistically be saved by masks is another question.

The rate of infection of hospital staff and others show the transmittal of this disease needs more understanding.
Fully agree, it takes a time to get use to it. It was hard to me to have it for more than 5 minutes when it started. Now days I do have it all day long no issues, neither my nouse skin suffer anymore.
But definitely it will protect you and people around you as well. Otherwise medical personnel wouldn’t wear it at all.
I believe it is clear indication how much we care, for ourselves and for people surrounding us.

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Re: coronavirus....

Post by Gerontious » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:00 am

Im now required to wear one at work.
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by Bender » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 am

XTreme wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:28 pm
Not all masks have the wire bit in the nose area. Many don't so you just do the best you can.
Incidentally.....I was in the Chemist yesterday and they told me that the government is now giving out free masks to Pensioners.

Mine arrive next week apparently.
Your probably going to need them as you've become a no fly zone again
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by Six30 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:00 am

Bender wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 am
XTreme wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:28 pm
Not all masks have the wire bit in the nose area. Many don't so you just do the best you can.
Incidentally.....I was in the Chemist yesterday and they told me that the government is now giving out free masks to Pensioners.

Mine arrive next week apparently.
Your probably going to need them as you've become a no fly zone again


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Re: coronavirus....

Post by XTreme » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:27 am

Six30 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:00 am
Bender wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 am
XTreme wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 pm


Incidentally.....I was in the Chemist yesterday and they told me that the government is now giving out free masks to Pensioners.

Mine arrive next week apparently.
Your probably going to need them as you've become a no fly zone again


@XTreme you best go buy some jigsaw puzzles and word searches, its going to be a long 2 months or more.
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Re: coronavirus....

Post by Mr Fro » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:55 pm

dynax wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:36 am
as far as i'm concerned the GOV are responsible for our health and safety and these face coverings should be provided at the entrance of all shops and businesses :thumb:
:lol: I suppose they're responsible for putting food on your table and a roof over your head too then!

What's the matter with taking care of your own responsibilities rather than relying on others doing it for you?

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