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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    N95 masks, like the cheap ones used while sanding drywall/sheet rock, work incredibly well if you don't shift your jaw around a lot.

    I have done 50 major renovations with days and days of drywall work, and with an n95 on it's almost a 99% block to outside particles. I would highly recommend you try to get your hands on them for going to the store.

    They do work.
    Yes, those and others with filters work.

    Problem is you'll be a pariah for wearing one of those in the health care community due to the shortage they are seeing in the hospital setting, and hence why the CDC and other are not recommending them for personal use.
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    it doesn't hurt to wear a mask certainly but if you don't have an underlying condition or are old it's not needed. In fact, if you're in one of those groups just stay in the house and not need a mask.

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    If you are young and healthy, they would actually rather you didn't and save the masks for those who do need them. That is still the protocol, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Yes, those and others with filters work.

    Problem is you'll be a pariah for wearing one of those in the health care community due to the shortage they are seeing in the hospital setting, and hence why the CDC and other are not recommending them for personal use.
    Another problem is that they technically should not be reused. The longer you wear one the less of an effect it's going to have. After about 8 hours of usage it's recommended that they are replaced.

    So anybody who's putting on the same mask for days upon days, is doing more harm than good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Another problem is that they technically should not be reused. The longer you wear one the less of an effect it's going to have. After about 8 hours of usage it's recommended that they are replaced.

    So anybody who's putting on the same mask for days upon days, is doing more harm than good.
    You just have to let them sit for 3 days between uses, and all virus particles will die and you can re-wear them again. You would need maybe 5 or so masks to rotate. You can also try to clean them with alcohol spray.

    These things are super cheap at Home Depot IF they had stock. We will just have to wait for that to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    I respectfully disagree, but I will say this - if one wants to wear a mask and they feel better about doing so then by all means, wear a mask.

    BTW, the CDC instruction says you're to wear a mask to protect others and not yourself. I'm not sure how it is able to prevent the virus from going one way out of the mask but it can't prevent it from coming in, but that's what they say.
    They've really dropped the ball with their messaging on this. I haven't read on their site, but they were initially telling general public to not wear masks primarily because they wanted all limited supplies going to healthcare workers. Then more recently recommending masks for everyone going into public spaces, and have been saying now that they are effective in guarding a person from infection.

    Personally I've always believed that covering one's nose and mouth with a mask prevents bad things from getting in.

    The misinformation and disinformation coming from all directions is mind-numbing at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    They've really dropped the ball with their messaging on this. I haven't read on their site, but they were initially telling general public to not wear masks primarily because they wanted all limited supplies going to healthcare workers. Then more recently recommending masks for everyone going into public spaces, and have been saying now that they are effective in guarding a person from infection.

    Personally I've always believed that covering one's nose and mouth with a mask prevents bad things from getting in.

    The misinformation and disinformation coming from all directions is mind-numbing at this point.

    You can't blame them.

    They were terrified the general public would hoard the n95s if they talked them up too much. They wanted to make sure the doctors were protected first. In a month or so I would figure manufacturers will have enough for a large portion of the public to start buying and using. They really are so simple to manufacture.

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    the authorities will push their use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    You can't blame them.
    I don't blame them for initially directing all mask supplies towards healthcare workers. That was necessary.

    I do blame them though for at the same time lying to the public regarding the efficacy of wearing a mask. They are trying to walk it back now, but their confusion is already sown in the public.

    CDC panicked and lied and as a result have now put many more people in danger and have unwittingly actually aided the spread of the virus. Yes. I blame them for that.
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    Trump made a fool of himself in today's press conference in concern to his lack of knowledge of what the Inspector General is and asked a reporter for "his name" Then when the reporter just looked surprised and said..well it's from the office of the inspector general..Trump just went straight to the "political hit job" crap

    His next answers about confusion regarding the Paycheck Protection act was just a complaint about how the questions are not asked nicely and positively enough an complaining about how unfair the press is


    So I turned the channel

    Mike DeWine did and hour and a half today and I listened to him and his experts

    That is all I need

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    It's 7:10pm EST and I don't have a clue about the fucking questions or answers from the whole lot of these people. Wrap it up for Christ's sake, already.

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    Trump could change water to wine and make the blind see and it won’t matter to some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    It's 7:10pm EST and I don't have a clue about the fucking questions or answers from the whole lot of these people. Wrap it up for Christ's sake, already.
    I was thinking the same thing. WTF? Man, can that guy ramble.

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    No! It wasn't just Trump, it was every fucking bullshit question he was asked.

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    I just hope everyone can keep their AR-14's!
    Just go for it!

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    I will say that I'm proud of the haters of Trump today. No "orange" comments. You're really starting to understand that the Republic voted for Trump.
    You guys rock. Lol
    Just go for it!

 

 

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