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Old Jul 17th 2020, 2:06 pm
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Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is all for masking:
https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatch...-693370279b43/
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Old Jul 17th 2020, 5:48 pm
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Mine is a hybrid, home-brew mask - a disposable paper filter "cup" mask (because that is what I had a supply of back in March) lined with a "shop towel" folded twice (four layers), because shop towels are reported to be particularly good filters, and then after hooking the elastic behind my head I use a neck gaiter to clamp the maks to my face and hold it tightly and firmly in place, leaving, I believe, no room for air to get into the mask without going through at least two layers of filtering material, and mostly four layers.
we also use shop towel as filters in our masks. I read a few months ago that it was very effective.
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Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is all for masking:
https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatch...-693370279b43/
I find this interesting because of all the places that you would consider wearing a mask essential you would think hospital would be No1 but not so in Kelowna, there is no requirement to wear a mask when entering Kelowna General. Now it may be advisory but i noticed that even staff members do not wear them when effectively not dealing with patients, i.e walking corridors, waiting for coffee, sitting in communal areas. My wife has to have regular IV treatments once a month and checked with the dept when they called with the pre screening and no she didn't have to wear one unless she felt the need!
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On the subject of masks.. what type do you think is better or more comfortable to wear? Disposable? Cotton washable? Neoprene? Poly/Cotton? Other? Ones with a filter / without a filter? With ear loops or around the head straps or an all in one ( a bit like a balaclava ) ?

I have been struggling to find one that will work for me (hence why I haven't been in a store since February) - I wear hearing aids, and glasses.. and my ears do not lay flat (so elastic straps tend to 'ping' off them!) ...... any advice or thoughts?
Would a plastic face shield work for you? I saw an older couple heading into a store the other wearing them and they weren't impacting their ears.
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Would a plastic face shield work for you? I saw an older couple heading into a store the other wearing them and they weren't impacting their ears.
I have seen hats with vinyl face shields now, no ears required.
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Would a plastic face shield work for you? I saw an older couple heading into a store the other wearing them and they weren't impacting their ears.
a US Doctor was talking about this on TV a few days ago. He said although they gave some protection, they are not as effective as masks because the virus could get to the face from below and from the sides...but it did protect the eyes. Said they were OK for outdoor use in non busy places, but a face mask was better. She said if she was travelling on a plane she would wear both for extra protection.

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a US Doctor was talking about this on TV a few days ago. He said although they gave some protection, they are not as effective as masks because the virus could get to the face from below and from the sides...but it did protect the eyes. Said they were OK for outdoor use in non busy places, but a face mask was better. She said if she was travelling on a plane she would wear both for extra protection.
I have been wearing both. The shields were $2 and I would rather spend $2 than end up in hospital.
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Would a plastic face shield work for you? I saw an older couple heading into a store the other wearing them and they weren't impacting their ears.
I thought of that too, thanks, but they aren't acceptable where I live, despite servers being given them to wear, apparently! (they have just bought in a requirement for wearing masks / face covering)

Wearing a mask or face covering will be required in enclosed public spaces beginning July 20, 2020. The mask or face covering should cover your nose, mouth and chin, without gapping.

Face shields are meant to be used for barrier protection for the facial area and would not be considered a substitute for wearing a face mask or face covering. Face shields do not provide any filtering against respiratory droplets. A face shield may protect the wearer against droplets expelled from another person, however, some of these droplets may still be inhaled around the shield.

Respiratory droplets expelled by the wearer may escape around the sides of the face shield, which therefore provides sub optimal protection to others.

If you choose to wear a face shield, it is recommended - if possible - to wear it in addition to a properly fitted cloth masks.

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When I went for bloodwork at Lifelabs yesterday only 2 of the 15 or so people waiting were unmasked (though some more came in later) and all staff were wearing gowns, masks, and shields. They kept things moving even though uncomfortable and having to speak loudly. The front desk lady who is always in charge was easily identifiable even under all that; volume had only been turned up a couple of notches.
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
I have seen hats with vinyl face shields now, no ears required.
Must be hard to hear


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The life lab I went to last month wont let anyone wait inside. Same with gowns masks and shields and all 4 of us waiting had a mask on.

Mask use is certainly falling though, people are getting complacent and I have seen more then one person comment how whats happening in the US cant happen here. Odd logic some have.


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When I went for bloodwork at Lifelabs yesterday only 2 of the 15 or so people waiting were unmasked (though some more came in later) and all staff were wearing gowns, masks, and shields. They kept things moving even though uncomfortable and having to speak loudly. The front desk lady who is always in charge was easily identifiable even under all that; volume had only been turned up a couple of notches.
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The life lab I went to last month wont let anyone wait inside. Same with gowns masks and shields and all 4 of us waiting had a mask on.

Mask use is certainly falling though, people are getting complacent and I have seen more then one person comment how whats happening in the US cant happen here. Odd logic some have.
Very odd indeed. Six months ago there were no cases in BC (or pretty much anyhwere else outside of China) now there are " 'only' 21 new case reported in BC in a single day", and so the risk has passed? I don't think so!
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Old Jul 19th 2020, 1:09 am
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Very odd indeed. Six months ago there were no cases in BC (or pretty much anyhwere else outside of China) now there are " 'only' 21 new case reported in BC in a single day", and so the risk has passed? I don't think so!
I think it's more a question of the risk has minimised. Of course Kelowna has been centre of media attention recently and people here are up in arms but what did they expect? It's only because we have now had some of the secrecy removed that we are hearing exact locations of the infections and we should not be surprised that a city with over 100,000 people will have some positive infections listed. (Only 21 in 5 million!)
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I feel rich now. I have a pair of sunglasses and a mask in every car!
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I feel rich now. I have a pair of sunglasses and a mask in every car!
what about gloves? You simply must have pair of rubber type gloves...and hand sanitizer.
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