mask up!

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Re: mask up!

Post by paparazzi » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 am

In Vietnam expats and locals around 90% wearing masks. Its become a sign of solidarity!! We are all in this fight together.!!!!!

Argue as much as you like if you come across an infected person and your wearing a mask it offers you some protection - be it even to remind you not to touch your face.

The countries whose populations are wearing masks are fearing better.
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Re: mask up!

Post by Electric Earth » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:44 am

paparazzi wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 am
The countries whose populations are wearing masks are fearing better.
Haha. Yes, they are fearing better. That's why they wear the masks.
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Re: mask up!

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:58 am

Just donned the dreaded mask for the first time, then realised now i have to shave off my carefully cultivated wild and wavey Ho Chi Minh. sob
Moderately high risk occupation.
Also, a big reminder message to everybody of how seriously i am taking this.

Part of the raft, along with
washing hands thoroughly maybe 10 times daily
hand-rub, probably 40 times
strict strict 2 metre seperation
barrier 2 metres out from the reception desk
barest necessary minimum interaction with my guests
being a nazi propagandist about hygiene and separation to my guests
very restrictive measures for common areas
indoctrinating my cleaners (huge step up in cleaning an already spotless establishment)

I really really dont want the virus in here, 'will do everything i can to keep it from spreading if it steps past the front door.
Thank the stars i have an bright, educated clientele. They realise we are all in this together and are generally willing to do their bit.
A few trumpian rebels tho' - flocking dangerous to everybody here.
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Re: mask up!

Post by hanno » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:59 am

paparazzi wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 am
In Vietnam expats and locals around 90% wearing masks. Its become a sign of solidarity!! We are all in this fight together.!!!!!

Argue as much as you like if you come across an infected person and your wearing a mask it offers you some protection - be it even to remind you not to touch your face.

The countries whose populations are wearing masks are fearing better.
Certainly not in Sa Pa, where less than half of the people wear masks. They stopped me yesterday and asked what I was doing on the streets, being a foreigner and all. When I pointed out that even the coppers are not wearing masks, thing got frosty. "All in this fight together"? Not in VIetnam, where the latent racism that has always been there is no displayed quite openly.

P.S.: I was wearing a mask.
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Re: mask up!

Post by finish_money » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:10 am

Every day the U.S. president, VP and surgeon general all stand 2 feet apart from each other without gloves or masks as they give their daily briefing. Then they take turns talking at the podium which they all touch at one point or another. Then they hold up graphs with pictures of social distancing and tell us to stay home.
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Re: mask up!

Post by hanno » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:21 am

finish_money wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:10 am
Every day the U.S. president, VP and surgeon general all stand 2 feet apart from each other without gloves or masks as they give their daily briefing. Then they take turns talking at the podium which they all touch at one point or another. Then they hold up graphs with pictures of social distancing and tell us to stay home.
I agree, not good leadership at all, which does not come as a surprise.
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Re: mask up!

Post by Clemen » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:35 am

"Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the official advice from the World Health Organization has been clear. Only two types of people should wear masks: those who are sick and show symptoms, and those who are caring for people who are suspected to have the coronavirus.
Nobody else need wear a mask, and there are several reasons for that."
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One is that a mask is not seen as reliable protection, given that current research shows the virus is spread by droplets and not airborne transmission. This is why experts say frequent hand washing with soap and water is far more effective.
Full: Coronavirus: Why some countries wear face masks and others don't
does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
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Re: mask up!

Post by frizzie77 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 am

Will everybody read @xandreu's post here: topic37011.html#p407688

I have to admit I didn't wear a mask till yesterday, but indeed: 'when in Rome'.
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Re: mask up!

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:51 am

It seems the jury is still out fot the definitive answer.

"For many years, scientists weren’t sure whether wearing a mask was effective at preventing the spread of viruses. However, recent studies suggest they can help.

One study looked at how masks could help people with the seasonal flu limit spreading it when they exhale small droplets containing the virus. Overall, researchers found masks led to a more than threefold reduction in how much virus people sprayed into the air.

Another study analyzing data from thousands of Japanese schoolchildren, found that “vaccination and wearing a mask reduced the likelihood of developing seasonal influenza.”
Importantly, researchers also found that flu rates were lower when masks were paired with proper hand hygiene."

Personally, i am going to do whatever it takes - not so much for myself (never been good at that) but for my clientele.
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Re: mask up!

Post by Matthew Robinson » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:58 am

From Monday's Guardian (in the UK) ...

“Do face masks work?
They are not recommended by Public Health England (PHE), the NHS or the World Health Organisation (WHO), or the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because there is no solid evidence they work and quite a lot of worry they may do unforeseen harm. Dr Jake Dunning, Head of Emerging Infections and Zoonoses, Public Health England, says: "Face masks play a very important role in clinical settings, such as hospitals. However, although there is a perception that the wearing of face masks may be beneficial, there is in fact very little evidence of widespread benefit from their use outside of these clinical settings.”

Repeat for supposedly intelligent people on this forum:

“ … a lot of worry they may do foreseen harm … “
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