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Should we all wear masks?

Should we all wear masks? Professor Ian Fraser has the answer.

The most useful place for a mask is on the face of somebody who is actually infected because it stops them spreading the infection to other people. If you think you might be infected, then wearing a mask is a good idea too, even if you're not actually infected. If you're not infected, then there is a shortage of masks and they are probably better worn by people who are working in close contact with people who are infected.”

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The LEGO Group is offering their assistance to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis by using their facilities to produce thousands of protective facial visors.

According to an Instagram post that was published by LEGO earlier this week, the company’s Billund-based factory in Denmark has reworked some of their machinery to make more than 13,000 plastic masks per day. The masks will reportedly be distributed to hospitals and medical facilities across the country.

Although these visors do not offer the same kind of protection as N95 masks, individuals and businesses around the world have been producing the plastic shields—as well as homemade cloth masks—for medical workers to use as additional protection in high-risk areas.

 

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/lego-factory-produces-protective-face-masks/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=17-04-2020

RnR

Kogan have reduced the above masks to $36.99 with free shipping

... they have sanitizer also but it is more expensive.

 

Incognito

The plastic shields seem to be more efficient than masks

You would think more of these products would be produced in Australia.

 

 

 

?? Is that a link to something?

Can you see it now Incognito ???   :)

Sometimes it just does not come up right

... thinkit may be due to NBN drop out when I am posting it.

 

Yes can see it now and it is quite funny, we need a few more laughs, thanks

I am sure many people are over eating out of boredom and because they are spending more time next to their fridge and pantry.

 

Bet you thought you had one too many to drink

Heheh !!!

I don't drink alcohol Suze, but yeah thought my mind was playing up lol.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available
for shipping to Australia
 One of our overseas members on the CORE network has access to medical supply such as 3M brand masks and other PPE products (i.e. 3 ply mask, gloves, gowns, protective suits). Stock is available now and ready to ship. They also have all the necessary authorizations from relevant governments to release the medical supplies as well as necessary certifications for all medical equipment.

For more details on PPE products available, please contact Boris Murray directly from Atlas Marketing International on bmurray@atlas.marketing.

Maybe it is not worth spending money on masks if you are healthy??:

It should be well known that cloth masks, bandanas, or handkerchiefs will do very little to stop the spread of coronavirus. In fact, they may actually increase your risk of becoming ill from corona and other influenza-like illnesses. A 2015 study found cloth masks, when compared to surgical masks, increase the rate of influenza-like illnesses 13x! (1) Cloth masks are probably best avoided and should not be reused without properly sanitizing them.

 

Regular surgical masks are not much better in this situation. The COVID-19 virus is 0.125 µm in size. Surgical masks have been shown to not adequately filter against aerosols measuring from 0.9-3.1 µm. (2) Other researchers have shown that particles from 0.04-0.2 µm can penetrate surgical masks. (3)

 

A 2020 study in Seoul, South Korea looked at the effectiveness of surgical and cotton masks in blocking COVID-19 in a controlled comparison of four patients. (4) The COVID-infected patients were put in negative pressure isolated rooms. The scientists compared disposable surgical masks (3 layers) with reusable cotton masks. Patients were instructed to cough 5 times while wearing no mask, surgical mask, or cotton mask. Interestingly, all swabs from the outer masks—including surgical masks—were positive for COVID-19. Inner masks were also found to be contaminated. That means the mask did not effectively filter out the COVID virus since it is too small. The authors state, “Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filtered {COVID-19} during coughs by infected patients.”

 

The study also reported greater contamination on the outer than the inner mask (both surgical and cotton) surfaces. The authors claim that the mask is either allowing the virus to cross from the inner to the outer surface because the virus is too small or the aerodynamic feature of a mask could explain this finding. A turbulent jet due to air leakage around the mask edge could contaminate the outer surface.

US vice-president Mike Pence says he DOESN'T need to wear a mask because he's 'been tested' as he defies masks-for-all policy on tour of clinic - then claims he wanted to 'look healthcare personnel in the eye and say thank you'  Mike Pence tours the Mayo Clinic and DOES NOT wear a mask despite policy

Vice President Mike Pence flouted the Mayo Clinic's face mask policy on Tuesday when he visited doctors and patients the Minnesota hospital, not wearing the protective covering despite the hospital requirement. The clinic asks all visitors to wear face masks to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, which is also a recommendation the Trump administration has made. Pence said he didn't wear one because he is regularly tested for the virus and doesn't have it. He added he wanted to look people in the eye and thank them. The masks cover the nose and mouth but not a person's eyes.

Not a good look on his part.

Reminds me of a couple we knew in the UK when they said they didn't need to check for a virus on their new computer because it was new!

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