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Anyone have any information on reusable masks that might offer some protection against novel coronavirus? I have about 35 N95 masks, but I want to keep those for hubby since he still has to work.

I've looked up some masks on Amazon and whatnot but didn't see anything promising. Google isn't giving me much information. I am looking for something that I would wear to go shopping.

Scientists are saying that masks offer no protection, but I'm starting to doubt that.

My research has turned up nothing on reusable masks. My N95s will run out eventually.

I have about three to six months worth of food and a source of clean water that can be accessed without power. However, I will need to go out from time to time.
 

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There are threads and comments which discuss reusing an N-95 mask. Apparently there are kits that you can buy to steam them in a microwave to kill the virus. But, I did not bookmark that solution because I have other solutions.

I also have 35 N-95 masks. And I have a 3M FF full face respirator that uses disposable filters. The latter may be a solution for you but it is an expensive solution right now.
 

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Anyone have any information on reusable masks that might offer some protection against novel coronavirus? I have about 35 N95 masks, but I want to keep those for hubby since he still has to work.

I've looked up some masks on Amazon and whatnot but didn't see anything promising. Google isn't giving me much information. I am looking for something that I would wear to go shopping.

Scientists are saying that masks offer no protection, but I'm starting to doubt that.

My research has turned up nothing on reusable masks. My N95s will run out eventually.

I have about three to six months worth of food and a source of clean water that can be accessed without power. However, I will need to go out from time to time.
https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=936636
 

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To mask or not to mask is hot topic in the world right now. Understandably, there are a lot of endless mask debates clogging up the Chinese virus thread and other non-mask threads.

The arguments are many and seem to go 'round and 'round without any converts. Non-participants in the debates are having to slog through all the mask posts to find whatever the topic of the thread is. So, I may be moving the debates to here as I see them. So, if you don't see your posts over there, it might be in here...

Carry on, y'all.
 

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Honestly could not care less if people choose to wear a mask or not. I may or may not wear a mask depending on my situation. My state doesn't mandate it so....there's that. Where I work does but it's a hospital. Walmart is going to begin requiring it come Monday. Other stores in my town require them. I did wear one in the grocery store this afternoon on my way home from work but mostly it's because it's a new KC Chiefs one and it's cute LOL

yes, carry on. Wear one or don't, doesn't bother me one way or the other. I can take care of myself thank you very much.
 

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Something people might not realize is the use of respirators. I have them, use them, and actually protect well because it gives you a good seal. Better than N95 mask. However, what the general public might not understand is that respirators have a breathing valve that does not filter out what you are breathing out. That’s not how respirators are intended to work. So, a person wearing a respirator would be protected from incoming environmental droplets, but arguably won’t defend the environment from whatever is being dispensed by the person wearing the respirator. So in reality the masks are only really providing mediocre coverage of protection. N95 appear to be best bet overall. A respirator will help the person wearing it, but if that person has Covid they will still spread it. Cloth masks are a joke and might reduce droplets, but there is no seal and or filter. Seems more for show than anything.
 

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People still smoke even though they know it causes cancer. People still drink and drive. Do drugs. STDs still travel around the globe. And 20-25 percent of people don't wear a seatbelt when driving. That's before we even get to criminal activity that actively targets other people and their well being on purpose.

Making people do stuff because it's good for them will never have 100% compliance. You have to take care of yourself. I generally do so by avoiding people even when out and about.

If 100% of the people wear mask 100% of the time when they are around others then 79.5% of them will catch the virus sometime in the next 2-3 years. If 0% of the people wear masks then 80% of them will catch the virus sooner. Mask statistics change virus infection timelines not the virus in general. The difference will be the small percentage of people using the right mask correctly, effective distancing, and the right hygiene protocols to reduce their overall risks.

If you have immediate family members that catch it when out, even though they have a mask on, your exposure probability jumps way up since you're confined with a sick person in a house. Assuming your family is not carrying just because they are asymptomatic so it's safe not to wear a mask at home around them is no different than someone out in a store with no mask.

So it's basically damned if you do and damned if you don't when you look at it from a purely statistical standpoint. Shaming and virtue signaling is just that. Appeal to emotion without the proper mathematics to back it up. You're simply reducing the individual odds at each potential exposure and then increasing the number of exposures over time to get the same end result.

Wearing a simple cloth mask at school, work, or out shopping then coming home and taking it off around your family, simply delays the inevitable.
 

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Walmart had some Hanes masks 5 for $7.50, reusable and washable. I got some. I wear them when I have to (shopping, work) and take them off when riding somewhere. Arturo the cab driver does not wear one or require one worn so I have been riding with him a lot.
 
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Yeah, we don't need 3-4 threads re make.

Good move to consolidate.
I won't be consolidating various threads into this one, but rather, pruning mask debate posts from other non-mask threads such as the Chinese virus, etc. and putting them in here.

There are so many mask debate posts in the non-mask threads that folks are trippin over them to reach the thread topics.
 

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It finally happened to me today. I knew it would eventually, but I was ready. I came out of Walmart with my mask on and keeping six feet distance to everyone, pushed my cart to my car, all the while wearing my mask.

A woman was getting out of her car next to me with no mask. As I'm putting groceries into my car she says, "Let me guess - you're a liberal beause that mask ain't gonna do anything for you except make you look stupid."

In anticipation of this happening, because I figured it might someday, I already had a response ready. I said "Look, I woke up with a temperature of 102 this morning (I didn't) plus I work around hundreds of people in close quarters (I don’t) so this is for your protection, not mine. How about I take it off and we hug like old friends?"

I stepped toward her and acted as if I was taking off my mask. She stepped back away from me and went across to the next row of cars. I followed her, she kept walking away, I chased her, she ran... She fell down. I grabbed her foot. I pulled on her leg, just as I’m pulling yours.

Haha! I got this from a friend who got it from a friend, who got it from a friend... Figured I would lighten up this thread early on with a dose of levity. I have a feeling this thread might need a good dose of it now and then. :D: And, by the way, I have not been inside of a Walmart since early March because, Walmartians! :eek:
 

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To mask or not to mask is hot topic in the world right now. Understandably, there are a lot of endless mask debates clogging up the Chinese virus thread and other non-mask threads.

The arguments are many and seem to go 'round and 'round without any converts. Non-participants in the debates are having to slog through all the mask posts to find whatever the topic of the thread is. So, I may be moving the debates to here as I see them. So, if you don't see your posts over there, it might be in here...

Carry on, y'all.
This described what it's boiled down too. https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/hsgv0d/i_dont_see_the_point_in_talking_to_anyone_about/ I dont see the point in talking to anyone about anything anymore. Nobody listens, and nobody genuinely cares about anyone. (self.conspiracy)

submitted 15 hours ago * by DrorMann1984

The degradation of communication has reached its peak. You can't talk to anyone about anything anymore.

There's no convincing anyone of anything, and it's pointless to waste your breath explaining things because nobody even listens anyways.

People have set up camp in their corners and they're beyond reaching. Intellectual honesty is dead too.

Everyone just straight up ignores what is being said, and they're just waiting to say what they want, without even really listening to what was said.

People just speak at each other, and not to each other.

I don't even see the point in talking to people anymore. I don't even know why I'm writing this post.

Communication is dead. They can have the world. I hate this place.
 

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/16/dr-anthony-fauci-opposes-controlled-study-effectiveness-masks/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+breitbart+(Breitbart+News)

Fauci Opposes Controlled Study on Effectiveness of Masks

One student asked if it is possible to do a study in the midst of a pandemic about the effectiveness of wearing masks.

“What kind of studies can we do right now in the middle of the pandemic about masks and transmission of the disease?” the student asked. “Or are we just relying on anecdotal evidence because we are not able to do those kind of studies right now?”

Fauci said there are enough “meta-analyses” of existing data showing the efficacy of masks.
What's the problem with a scientific study?
 

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If a cake baker doesn't want to make a wedding cake for queers that's his right. If a store owner wants to require masks, it's their right. Don't like it, don't go there.

We have a communist insurgency going on, but retards are fighting over masks instead.
 
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