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Piff Poff May 1st 2020 11:14 pm

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How many of you are wearing masks when you are out and about? Do you think we will be required to wear masks in public now they are talking about lifting the rules? I don't know whether I should bother getting a washable one or not, maybe worth it for future air travel??

Jsmth321 May 1st 2020 11:20 pm

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My wife wears one when she goes into stores. I don't as we only have one.

California requires masks when in certain public places, well a face covering, mask, paper bag, you name it people have done it......So wouldn't be shocked if some provinces require it at some point, but who knows.

I have decided not to fly until either there is a vaccine or it dies out on its own/no longer a major issue. I hate things on my face, and couldn't imagine wearing a mask or face covering for hours on end in a plane.

Almost Canadian May 1st 2020 11:39 pm

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I don't believe I am infected and, that being the case, why would I wear one? Transmission is via droplets so, unless you intend to go somewhere where you believe someone will spit on you, why would you wear one? Washing hands is far more important.

dave_j May 1st 2020 11:46 pm

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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12847003)
I don't believe I am infected and, that being the case, why would I wear one?

But isn't this Trump's defence?
My wife wears one when she shops, I sit in the car. Not only is wearing one at this time comforting for others, but you can't be absolutely sure that you aren't a carrier.
To me it's such a little thing, such a small contribution to the welfare of others that it seems ridicuous not to contribute to the greater good.



Almost Canadian May 2nd 2020 12:07 am

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Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12847010)
But isn't this Trump's defence?
My wife wears one when she shops, I sit in the car. Not only is wearing one at this time comforting for others, but you can't be absolutely sure that you aren't a carrier.
To me it's such a little thing, such a small contribution to the welfare of others that it seems ridicuous not to contribute to the greater good.

It is my opinion after doing lots of research. I don't speak for anyone else on this board.

I don't sneeze at people, I don't spit at them either. What do you believe wearing one is actually preventing?

Danny B May 2nd 2020 12:28 am

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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12847003)
I don't believe I am infected and, that being the case, why would I wear one? Transmission is via droplets so, unless you intend to go somewhere where you believe someone will spit on you, why would you wear one? Washing hands is far more important.

Good job this doesn't apply to Canada stores...yet.



Almost Canadian May 2nd 2020 12:33 am

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Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12847026)
Good job this doesn't apply to Canada stores...yet.

I am happy for everyone to be safe but, if we are all keeping 6 feet from the next person, how will a mask help? In addition, if they are now suddenly required, why weren't they required before?

Jsmth321 May 2nd 2020 12:43 am

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From what I have read masks are not to keep you from getting sick, but to keep you from spreading it to others and help contain your droplets.

That is what BC CDC says anyhow on their website.

"wearing a mask can help in containing your own droplets and protect others but it will not protect you from COVID-19. "

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Almost Canadian May 2nd 2020 12:53 am

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12847035)
From what I have read masks are not to keep you from getting sick, but to keep you from spreading it to others and help contain your droplets.

That is what BC CDC says anyhow on their website.

"wearing a mask can help in containing your own droplets and protect others but it will not protect you from COVID-19. "

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And the reason there weren't required previously is? If we were not a danger to others previously, how come we are now?

Piff Poff May 2nd 2020 1:27 am

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It's more of a I've seen the sign for Costco and the requirements for flying, is this going to become widespread. If it is I'll order a cute one, off of one of these it takes forever and a day but is cheap places.

I had to wear one at the Dr's the other day. Felt like a numpty and it gets hot pretty quick, so would rather not wear one.

BristolUK May 2nd 2020 1:35 am

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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12847041)
And the reason there weren't required previously is? If we were not a danger to others previously, how come we are now?

There have been many news reports of shortages and that what supplies there were to be found, health and care workers were considered the priority?

Some quick examples from googling

European CDC - 8/4/20 - A facemask may help reduce the spread of infection in the community by minimising the excretion of respiratory droplets from infected individuals who may not even know they are infected….The use of medical face masks by healthcare workers must be given priority over the use in the community.

MSN New Zealand - 2/4/20 - A top epidemiologist in Hong Kong says it is safer for people to wear surgical masks if they are available, but health workers must have first call when supplies are short.

CTV - 3/420 - There have even been reports the WHO is evaluating its policy on the use of masks in light of recent studies that suggest people who don’t have any symptoms or haven’t exhibited symptoms yet can still infect others… Canadian doctors have started to encourage the use of face masks in public as an additional strategy to combat the disease…Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Jeff Kwong says that when it comes to face masks, the first consideration should be for health-care workers.

“First and foremost, we need to ensure that there is enough supply of masks for our health-care workers,” he told CTV’s Your Morning on Friday.

Almost Canadian May 2nd 2020 2:03 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12847051)
Are you completely unaware of repeated news reports of shortages and that what supplies there were to be found, health and care workers were considered the priority?

Of.course I am. A matter of days later, Alberta, apparently, had so many that they could send them all across Canada. . I am also aware that, apparently, home made ones or scarves can be used. Your point is?

I am aware that lots of people will do whatever they are told without question. Fortunately, there are some that ask questions and obtain answers.

Again, if someone could point me in the direction of the science that says that their use is required, my opinion may change.

Are you able to explain why remaining at least 2 metres from others is not sufficient?

BristolUK May 2nd 2020 2:07 am

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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12847041)
And the reason there weren't required previously is? If we were not a danger to others previously, how come we are now?


Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12847057)
Of.course I am. A matter of days later, Alberta, apparently, had so many that they could send them all across Canada. . I am also aware that, apparently, home made ones or scarves can be used. Your point is?

See edit...most of the world was advising priority for health/care workers.

BristolUK May 2nd 2020 2:09 am

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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12847057)

Are you able to explain why remaining at least 2 metres from others is not sufficient?

Well there was a report in the news a couple of weeks ago of the effect of a sneeze in a supermarket that spread a damned sight more than 6 feet.

I suppose now you'll be saying that everyone religiously maintains that distance. :rofl:

jimf May 2nd 2020 3:40 am

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Haven't worn a face mask yet. Seems likely they will become a requirement, although the real purpose does appear to be to address mental/anxiety/control illusion issues.

https://www.businessinsider.com/face...-mental-health


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