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Thoughts on face masks...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Geren, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. MPB

    MPB Well-Known Member

    do they do t
    do they do them in sizes other than large ?
  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I think it was one size fits all. Hers is OK. She hasn't a big head at all (although she has hair) It seems to fit her head OK.

    Don't think she has the hang of how it fits though.:)

    [​IMG]Virus mask by Nigel G, on Flickr
  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Excellent things.

    And made in Anglesey.

  4. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Since bad people are legally obliged to use them they are common litter. Wasn't like that when it was just good people wearing them.

    I'll repeat my position that the infection rate can and should be controlled by not doing stuff rather than adding an overhead to our already wasteful ways.

    Natural immunity after infection may well be a major factor if infection rates drop globally for this latest westerner disease. So might vaccines although that is about big pharma making big bucks and whacky billionaires....great for the divide between rich and poor no doubt :rolleyes:.

    The climate emergency should still be a priority and some folk seem determined to fail this test as spectacularly as possible. Opportunity missed :(.


  5. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member


    Sadly, the jelly fish got the mask too late.

  6. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I noticed a few pairs of worn latex gloves in a drain earlier :/
  7. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter how many times you say it, it still doesn't make it correct. Have you not read the study out of Kings College London? It makes sobering reading regarding lasting immunity.
    Please remind me again how you propose to control the infection rate by doing 'nothing'? I look forward to your detailed analysis backed up with evidence based statistics.
  8. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Scotland, phase 1.
  9. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I assume you mean easing of restrictions, which was only made possible by the initial lockdown, which is the exact opposite of what you are proposing.
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  11. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

  12. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    I assumed that he meant not having 'raves', not having parties, not going to the pub or Spain or Granny's rather than taking no action.

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  13. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    You mean apart from the fact that vaccines for the Spanish Flu didn't exist? Together with masks not being advised everywhere, and usually made of porous material which made them as effective as a chocolate teapot?
  14. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    I included the word effective and what has changed in regards to the masks?
  15. Jeff Farkas

    Jeff Farkas Well-Known Member

    Fact: There isn't a 100% effective. Only the KN95 is 95% effective. So.. don't wear one? No.. wearing one will always be better than not wearing one.

    1) Wearing one gives you a better chance of not cathing the virus and getting sick.
    2) Also, wearing a mask cuts down the chances of you spreading the virus.

    Are masks inconvient? Yes.. but they're needed.
  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    That's a Taylor Wessing winner entry!
  17. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    So how come the infection rate went down without them? Stats from this country during this pandemic suggest otherwise.

    What masks do is give people something to make and sell. They are good for the economy, don't change the virus situation and are a tragedy for the environment.

    Bonus bottle of hand sanitiser with this one today :(. PSX_20200802_142612.jpg

    When they were optional they were harmless but now the kind of people that leave litter need a mask to go buy the rubbish.
  18. Jeff Farkas

    Jeff Farkas Well-Known Member

    Oh... that has to be one of the most uniformed thoughts I've run into. In the US states that implemented mandatory mask usage and social distancing have see a massive reduction in cases of the virus and deaths. Meanwhile, states that didn't do that and opened up too soon saw the opposite. They had massive increases in the virus and deaths associated with it. Look at FL, TX and CA.

    The cost of a mask or any other kind of protection is nothing compared to the cost of getting sick or making others sick.

    And according to the MAYO clinic they do help

    And here's some of the science behind all of this
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  19. Jeff Farkas

    Jeff Farkas Well-Known Member

    Here's the US's Whisky Tango, Trailer Park, Hold my Beer response. Oh and it's sponsored by K&H filters,.

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  20. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Get back to me when you find one that just did masks but no social distancing and saw a reduction in cases.

    Calling me uniformed when not understanding the point being made....quality!

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