Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Mar 17, 2020.
Nice food in that restaurant.
And two posts covering the rest of the my trip around the city centre.
Excellent. This will be a valuable historical record one day.
Thanks Mike. I'm on holiday for a couple of weeks (planned for ages, just staying at home getting stuff sorted), so intend to keep popping in to the city and seeing how things play out (assuming I stay well).
Nottingham was definitely less busy yesterday.
I hope my friends and their new small business survive this (cafe/bar), and that everyone stays as safe as they can.
Out of interest, did you see anyone other than an Asian wearing a mask?
I noticed that too!
It is an Asian thing anyway when in their own countries. I just wondered whether any westerners have put one on. I was going to get one in Shanghai and Hanoi due to the pollution but I was too embarrassed to wear one so didn’t as it’s not in our culture.
Not embarrassed to wear your horse mask though..
Rightly or wrongly I thought the face mask wearing started with people who had colds and where there is strong cultural aversion to what we regard as normal, using a tissue or handkerchief in public. I presume the historic basis is self isolation where high living density is normal.
Yeah it was to prevent passing it on. From my experience I’d say more people than not seem to wear them. It certainly appeared that way but of course it may because it is noticeable.
Three. One guy in one of those gaming inspired masks, and two other folk in medical style masks.
Edit: The lady in the last shot is one of them, the shot of the guy in the gaming inspired mask was too blurred to use.
Yes, there's a long history of their use in Japan and China (dating back 50 years I believe).
When we were in Shanghai one of the hotel workers was pointing out the pollution levels that they displayed everyday. He said we were daft not wearing masks. He was probably right. Black snot and phlegm clearance each morning became routine.
I've seen a chap who (from what little I could see of him) appeared to be western wearing one this week - though Oxford is like a ghost town at the mo. The only other person in my carriage on the train this morning was a work colleague and I counted eight people on the platform (including me) to go in nine carriages.
Meanwhile, we are introducing three day shifts to half the number of people in at any one time. Given what we do, I do wonder how long before we get covid19 related work in.
Masks may be good for stopping large particles, but even the fancy N95 things are unlikely to stop viruses. The sort us plebs are likely to buy are next to useless for stopping infection directly - indeed if not changed very regularly, I suspect the wetness caused by breathing will allow any virus an easy passage through to the mouth - but they are useful in stopping large droplets and preventing people from touching their mouths. A handkerchief would probably be as useful.
Or my horse mask. I must dig it out.
Got to trust the guy on the other end of the air-pipe though.
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