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2020-04-01 Science & Technology
It's Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-01 03:36|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [262 views ]  Top

#1 Masks citizens can not buy anywhere!
Posted by 3dc 2020-04-01 05:40||   2020-04-01 05:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Maybe they do. But until we can make enough to keep 300M+ citizens happy, I suggest we leave them for doctors and those who have the disease.
Posted by gorb 2020-04-01 05:47||   2020-04-01 05:47|| Front Page Top

#3 Masks, Masks, Where Are the Masks?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-01 07:17||   2020-04-01 07:17|| Front Page Top

#4 Can't find any here.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2020-04-01 09:15||   2020-04-01 09:15|| Front Page Top

#5 Thanks for the link at #3. It is as I suspected.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-01 09:20||   2020-04-01 09:20|| Front Page Top

#6 i have a real hard time wrapping my brain around the concept of a basic piece of cloth expiring.... i wrk with all sorts of materials that have a shelf life and to me this looks like an unintended consequence of some fat-assed desk jockey (jockette?) thinking ‘every thing needs an expiration date.’ and not thinking past that.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2020-04-01 10:37||   2020-04-01 10:37|| Front Page Top

#7 Should you wear a homemade face mask?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-01 11:08||   2020-04-01 11:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Lies we have been told:

It's just a flu.
It only affects old people.
Masks don't work.
Everything China has said.
NY, SF, Washington and New Orleans were just unlucky.
Posted by Iblis 2020-04-01 12:01||   2020-04-01 12:01|| Front Page Top

#9 Lot of people out there who have never worn a for-real mask before, and it is showing.

Gloves too. I mean, look at the latest cover of The New Yorker. Their cover tends to cover current topics. Look at the main figure, hospital worker nearly overwhelmed while her family is at home. She has her mask on, gloves, as is everyone in the busy hallway.

Look again. She holding her fucking dirty ass phone, arguably the dirtiest object of the current age - its touchscreen is used during bathroom, it gets sneezed on, put in a holster which has never been cleaned, left on tables, handed to other people to share content. The composition is shit anyways, here we are in a dangerous environment on a good day, obviously people hustling about, and our main character is standing in the middle of traffic with her mind not there as she dinks around on her phone? Instead we have the artist suggesting that because she has on her hollywood magic PPE, now that people are discovering that term, that haz-mat protocols are not a thing. Worse, the dolts who subscribe to this form of entertainment will not see the artist just described all the hospital workers as incompetent, dangerous, as part of the problem.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-04-01 14:27||   2020-04-01 14:27|| Front Page Top

#10 WA Guv Moonbeam (North) Insley is set to speak today @ 2 local time about PPE. Suspect it will be a plea to save masks for health care workers. Hope I am wrong.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2020-04-01 15:20||   2020-04-01 15:20|| Front Page Top

#11 Bloomberg: China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says
Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-01 15:55||   2020-04-01 15:55|| Front Page Top

#12 GORUCK: What to Do If You Get COVID – from an ER Doctor & Former Special Forces Medic
Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-01 16:02||   2020-04-01 16:02|| Front Page Top

#13 I'm curious how people will turn masks into some kind of fashion. Colors are obvious but I'm sure funny mouths with smiles or fangs, or rabbit teeth. Possibly full face masks might be next. Certainly facial recognition cameras are gonna have to go infra red or something to keep up.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-04-01 16:46||   2020-04-01 16:46|| Front Page Top

#14 We have N95 masks for sanding and some left over from the SARS episode.

It's simple to reuse the masks - when we get home, we just spray them with Everclear and hang them up to dry. SARS2 is easy to kill.
Posted by KBK 2020-04-01 20:24||   2020-04-01 20:24|| Front Page Top

#15 Guv Moonbeam (North) update: His address was NOT about saving the masks for theH/C workers; it was an admission that WA is NOT going to get all the PPE requested from the other Washington and he asked, almost pleaded for WA state manufacturers of almost all types to step up and begin making the gear; masks, gowns, face shields, test kit vials, swabs, among others.
He did say 16 companies are already doing so; didn't name them. I think I would have because if some company hears his competitor is dong this, might just prod him to act as well.
And he hinted at adding on to the stay in place order set to expire 10 April. "To be discussed in the coming days."
Posted by USN, Ret. 2020-04-01 21:11||   2020-04-01 21:11|| Front Page Top

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