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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:37 AM

We don't need no stinkin' masks!

That seems to be the attitude.

Microsoft News Poll: Do you think the CDC should recommend that the general public wear face coverings in public?

Yes — 48%
Possibly — 29%

So why aren’t people wearing them?

Example: I had a physical therapy appointment yesterday at a facility run by the local hospital. All staff members wearing masks. Total of 3 patients; I was the only one masked.

Since neither of us had been into town for about 5 days, I stopped at Walmart to pick up a few essentials. I was wearing my N95 mask and had a bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocket. Employees at the door were sanitizing cart handles, but in the entire store, I only saw one employee with a mask, and only 2 other masked customers, one improvising with a bandana. And maintaining distance was difficult.

Maybe the fact that our SW corner of New Mexico has zero confirmed cases gives people a false sense of security. But why take chances? And what about the hoarders who bought up all the masks? Are they actually wearing them?

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Reply We don't need no stinkin' masks! (Original post)
El Mimbreno Mar 2020 OP
SWBTATTReg Mar 2020 #1
El Mimbreno Mar 2020 #5
superpatriotman Mar 2020 #2
Hotler Mar 2020 #3
El Mimbreno Mar 2020 #6
mwooldri Mar 2020 #4

Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:40 AM

1. I saw quite a few at the grocery store wearing masks (STLMO), why not? Can't hurt anything, and if

anything, you might save a life.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:18 AM

5. Mutual protection

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:41 AM

2. Florida is essentially the same

I see idiots moving about freely with no gloves, masked, distancing...

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:44 AM

3. Can't wear a mask if they are not available. nt

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Response to Hotler (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:24 AM

6. DIY

Lots of instructions and patterns online to make your own. Or improvise with a folded bandana, like the guy I saw. Not perfect, but better than nothing.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:13 AM

4. World Health Organization is recommending mask wearing if...

... you're sick, or you're taking care of someone who's sick. WHO isn't recommending that everyone wears a mask outright.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

Where there are no masks and you feel like you need to wear one, bandana will work. Whole idea is to prevent the droplets from coughs and sneezes from getting out to the world and for same to get into you.

So if I were to take part in that poll, I would say "possibly". If one feels safer wearing a mask, go ahead. It doesn't hurt...

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