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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:09 PM

Los Angeles mayor tells 4 million to wear masks

Source: Associated Press


Robert Jablon, Associated Press
Updated 2:49 pm CDT, Thursday, April 2, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Los Angeles urged 4 million residents to wear masks to combat the coronavirus when they walk out in public, even as state health officials shied away from requiring a coverup.

Homemade cloth masks, or even a “tucked-in bandanna,” will help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the nation's second-largest city and remind people to practice safe social distancing, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday as he donned a black cloth mask to make his point.

"I know this looks surreal,” Garcetti said. “We’re going to have to get used to seeing each other like this ... This will be the look.”

But he urged people against using medical-grade masks, such as N95 or surgical masks, which are in short supply and needed for health care workers and first responders. Garcetti also said people should only use masks when they are going out to shop for food or perform other essential tasks.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/medical/article/Los-Angeles-mayor-tells-4-million-to-wear-masks-15173300.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:16 PM

1. I saw lots of people wearing masks today

mostly older people, but a few youngsters with bandanas, only a few workers with masks - homemade, dust, medical, decorative.

One hirsute galoot was just all over the place. He asked his wife, "What's the painkiller she has to take?" Answer: "Acetaminophen".
I scooted the other direction.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 05:04 PM

3. I went into a Target yesterday and was shocked at how many people were wearing masks.

In fact, one guy gave me a dirty look because I wasn't wearing one.
I'll be wearing them from here on out.

I hadn't been to a store in a week. When I went last week, I was just about the only one wearing gloves. Now everyone's wearing gloves and masks. One week made a huge difference.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 05:22 PM

5. Daniel Newman pleading for universal testing, a powerful message

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 06:40 PM

7. Thank you.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 07:25 PM

8. You're very kind

I think I clicked the wrong reply thread button but it sorta fits

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 11:34 PM

15. :D

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 07:06 AM

16. I ordered a bacalava half ski mask

It’s coming in this weekend. Better than nothing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:51 PM

2. I hope they can figure out how 4 million people are supposed to get masks when healthcare workers

can't meet their demands.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 05:06 PM

4. They're suggesting alternatives such as making them at home, etc

They don't want people to use masks that the medical community need.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:22 PM

13. If you've got 2 rubber bands and a bandana, you've got a mask.

Here's one you can make in seconds without sewing- just need two rubber bands and a hanky/bandana. https://www.facebook.com/groups/koronavirushrvatska/permalink/565572420981204/

If you have a sewing machine, here's a nifty one that takes less than 20 minutes to sew and uses twist ties as nose clips. : http://xobonmag.com/project/fabric-face-mask/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 05:34 PM

6. Maybe Jack Ma or Apple can dig up 4,000,000 more between them. they sure aren't going to ...

Walgreens for any.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:08 PM

9. I wore a surgical mask for the first time today when i went to the store.

I was the only person in there wearing one.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:09 PM

10. Where are people getting masks?

Damned if I can find any...

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:20 PM

12. You should make your own. It's easy and cheap.

Here's one you can make in seconds without sewing- just need two rubber bands and a hanky/bandana. https://www.facebook.com/groups/koronavirushrvatska/permalink/565572420981204/

If you have a sewing machine, here's a nifty one that takes less than 20 minutes to sew and uses twist ties as nose clips. : http://xobonmag.com/project/fabric-face-mask/

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:23 PM

14. Hey - Thanks that's awesome!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:17 PM

11. This is a VERY GOOD idea. We should all make our own fabric masks.

It will protect our front line workers from the public. But it will also protect the public. Even crude fabric masks reduce the viral load you beathe in and greatly reduce virus spread.

Mask wearing is how the Czech Republic was able to avoid the fates of its neighbors. Here's a fascinating video by two researchers who talked about the proven effectiveness of simple cloth masks, and how Czechs came to adopt cloth mask wearing (while other Europeans and Americans have not). It's 30 minutes long, the most import part starts at the 10 minute mark, but the whole thing is fascinating.

Here's one you can make in seconds without sewing- just need two rubber bands and a hanky/bandana. https://www.facebook.com/groups/koronavirushrvatska/permalink/565572420981204/

If you have a sewing machine, here's a nifty one that takes less than 20 minutes to sew and uses twist ties as nose clips. : http://xobonmag.com/project/fabric-face-mask/

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