Covid 19

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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I wouldn't say no to some of that.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I've got some basic surgical masks, they do a pretty good job of hugging my chin and cheeks, it's only around the nose that they are not really snug. I don't thing that they create too much backflow.

    On a side note, I also have a pair of FFP1 masks meant for construction work. I don't know if they filter air better or worse than the surgical ones (my guess is that they aren't worse), but with a little fiddling they do make a decent seal.
     
  3. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    My daughter-in-law works at a Veterinary Clinic and has been making masks for a few weeks now. She makes them with a strip in the bridge of the nose area that allows for forming tightly over the nose. They work well. And, she's making them of the material recommended as well as some that have a pocket for the insertion of a disposable filter. People are actually buying them from her and the clinic gave permission to place them at the front for their clients.
     
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    McDonalds is definitely -not- worth waiting that long for. I'd sooner wait for Asian cusine than McDonalds.
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Sorry, but my point were only intended to be a little like there is no way anyone can keep clear of Covid 100%...No I am not saying I know better (Far from It) it were meant that not all Masks work as they should in general...

    Just to say that I do Have GP's, And Surgeons on my round and have all said similar to what I intended…

    Nothing More that that.

    Face Masks are too difficult to get hold of in England...

    Most stores have donated them to the NHS and even if you can order them they can be a two week wait online.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    It's close to impossible to be 100% safe. But, taking precautions, including masks, disposable gloves, etc all help reduce the chance of getting infected.
    So do whatever you can, every little helps.
    Yes wearing simple masks might only protect you (random number) 60% of the time, but if you don't wear them you get zero of that 60%.
    And so on.
    Good luck everyone.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Some good news today, only 2 new infections reported and zero deaths.
     
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    Calm down guys this is where I come to get away from the knob heads with the "your 6 inches closer than I like" mentality

    That is good news
     
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    The U.S. death toll is nearing 100,000.
     
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    "It's one person coming in from China" ~ Donald J. Trump
     
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    Did you see what Trump tweeted about Hilary Clinton? LOL!
     
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    Sorry i do have to say it again.

    Seriously, Ikea were bad enough before Covid... Now have to cue up to use the one way system in the car park just for a Cheap Flat Pack...

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    I saw it on a news portal earlier today. Surely it won't stay that way for long?!
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    One of my sons-in-law is a Rehab Counselor. One of his teen clients tested positive and now he, and my daughter, are confined at home with the virus. Just chatted with her a moment ago. She's having pains in her back like labor pains and has had a few episodes of breathing difficulty. I asked if she's going to the hospital? She told me it isn't in the cards, yet. She did say that the two of them are better now than just 2-3 days ago, though. They are quarantined through the 10th.
     
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    Best wishes to them...
     
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    Yeah hope they recover 100% ok Dyre
     
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    I hope they'll be all right soon. Do they have logistics sorted? Someone to bring them groceries and things like that? Have they been tested? I don't know how health care works in the US, but if they do have the virus it might be good to have a doctor look at them. It might not go away as quickly as the 10th either.
     
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    It doesn't.... for the most part.
     
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    I wish them to recover as soon as possible without any more serious complications. Most people get over it just fine, so the chances are with them.
     
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