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Thoughts on face masks...

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

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I would be surprised if Nice was influenced by possible future shortages, but I could be wrong. I haven't seen the research they are basing their recommendation on, so I can't comment on that. It is supposedly to stop addiction although the alternatives are, I would have thought, more addictive. Of course, there nothing to stop people buying paracetamol or aspirin at the supermarket or chemist at a much lower cost than getting them through a prescription. So cost might be a big factor as well.
    PS I buy my own paracetamol and take one each night to get some sleep!
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  2. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Are they still deemed to be excellent? I have one but the rest of my family are not sure and I have taken to wear a mask over the top.
  3. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    I have a plastic face shield that clips to my glasses, yet when I went into Tesco last week they insisted I wore one of the loops over the ears cloth ones, is that really essential?
  4. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I am having fun with a face mask I got from a local shop it has the pattern of a certain leaf printed on it (as Kara in the Bells said "WOW! A weed mask!")

    I've had a few people say "You've got a cannabis leaf mask?"
    And been able to reply "Huh? I just got it because I liked the pattern is that what is? WAIT! How do you know?!"

    The funniest one was a very posh consultant who said "I like that. Cannabis leaf. I could do with some"
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  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    The idea is to protect other people if you cough/sneeze/talk etc. A properly fitting cloth mask offers some filtration whereas a visor just deflects the air flow sideways. That said a lot of people wear very ill-fitting masks that will stop nothing. The shop also has to have simple rules or they just get arguments about - "he/she hasn't got one so why should I" which are impossible to deal with.
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  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    They have an anti-viral coating. You don't need a mask over the top. Also washable up to five times.


    Have a look at the FAQs.

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  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    But after this accidental pandemic there will be more in quick succession. You can bet your boots that evil people in rogue states are already working on them.
  8. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Or bats in deep caves.
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  9. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    Meanwhile Public Health England are no doubt patting themselves on the back over the sugar tax for childrens' drinks, and wondering what else they can find to put extra tax on.

    I really fear that the UK Government will not learn any lessons from the current pandemic, nor take steps to prepare for another one in the future
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  10. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Possibly people mistake them for the "what-ever-it-is-called" that pulls over the head which I wear as a neck warmer when cycling.

    When I have to wear a mask I also wear double (two) neck warmers and pull them up over the mask to better hold the mask in place. When I was in the ambulance the other week I was given a standard medical style mask with behind the ears loops and it really was flimsy and didn't fit well. There was no sense of breathing through it, only around the sides. My mask was in my cycling vest pocket and generally takes a while to put on because it ties behind the head - hearing aids and glasses make the behind-the-ear fastenings difficult and uncomfortable if they are tight.
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Yes - you’re right. They are marketed as snoods even though a snood, strictly, is a hairnet specifically for containing long hair in work environments.
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  13. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    The only lessons they'll be caring about are the ones on how they can make more money out of a dire situation :(
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  14. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Of course. Nothing new there. We had better not disturb them.

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