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JonF
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Message 946 of 955 (882571)
09-29-2020 9:39 AM
Reply to: Message 943 by Percy
09-28-2020 9:01 PM


Re: The Straight Story on Masks
Your link should be Amazon.com: KN95 Mask-10PC, White: Industrial & Scientific

quote:
This KN95 mask is NOT an N95 mask. For more information about KN95 masks please see the following before you purchase: amazon.com/AboutKN95s

Edited by JonF, : No reason given.


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Percy
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Message 947 of 955 (882572)
09-29-2020 10:29 AM
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09-29-2020 5:04 AM


Re: The Straight Story on Masks
Testing has found that surgical masks are less effective than cloth masks (thread count dependent) are less effective than N95 masks.

Fit is important. Surgical masks and N95 masks have a strip of soft embedded metal that can be bent so that the mask conforms precisely around the nose. Be sure the mask is right side up. It is easy to see the metal strip on an N95 mask, but not on a surgical mask because it is sewn inside - you have to feel for the metal strip.

Cloth masks have no metal strip. People wearing a cloth mask usually have an open area around the nose. People wearing a cloth mask on the tip of their nose (which is quite common) have a rather large open area around the nose. Because of the fit problem around the nose, cloth masks are probably worse than properly fitted surgical masks, and certainly worse than properly fitted N95 masks.

Wearing a mask below the nose is like wearing no mask at all.

Having a condition that makes it impossible to wear a mask does not render one invulnerable or uncontagious. If you cannot wear a mask you should never go near anyone who is also not wearing a mask.

Lastly, falsely claiming you cannot wear a mask is despicable.

--Percy


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Message 948 of 955 (882573)
09-29-2020 10:56 AM
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09-29-2020 10:29 AM


Re: The Straight Story on Masks

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Percy
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Message 949 of 955 (882631)
10-02-2020 10:01 AM
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09-29-2020 9:39 AM


Re: The Straight Story on Masks
Amazon.com: KN95 Mask-10PC, White: Industrial & Scientific is a Chinese mask approved by the FDA as equivalent to a US N95 mask.

--Percy

Edited by Percy, : Render link


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Message 950 of 955 (882647)
10-02-2020 11:02 PM


Trump tests positive for Covid-19 - Link to another topic
At "The Trump Presidency", here.

Adminnemooseus


Or something like that©.

  
dwise1
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Message 951 of 955 (882689)
10-05-2020 1:44 PM


Appropriate T-shirt

 

For those unfamiliar with TCP/IP and with C[-ish]:

  • 255.255.255.0 is a Class C subnet mask that is used to identify which subnet a host is on.
  • 127.0.0.1 is localhost, meaning the host that the program is running on.
  • || is the OR relational operator in C and related languages.

Therefore: "Wear a mask or stay at home."

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AZPaul3
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Message 952 of 955 (882692)
10-05-2020 3:15 PM
Reply to: Message 951 by dwise1
10-05-2020 1:44 PM


Re: Appropriate T-shirt
Nerd.

Factio Republicana delenda est.
I am antifa.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 953 of 955 (888863)
10-14-2021 10:15 PM
Reply to: Message 589 by Minnemooseus
04-19-2020 1:24 AM


Re: Life in Mooseland
Well, a week ago I happened into a close unmasked encounter with a stranger. I have come down with some sort of bug, although my test results from a Wednesday 10-13-21 saliva test did come back negative.

I did have my 2 doses of Moderna, and my symptoms are mild.

Per instruction from the owner, I took Wednesday night off from my night cleaning job at the vet clinic. I am the only one in the building for that job. I presume the negative results are good enough for me to resume there.

I have continued my night job at the radio station, where I have at most minimal contact with others. I think that same time presence will now be cut down to none. Unfortunately, I've managed to make myself near absolutely essential for the station to operate.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

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AZPaul3
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Message 954 of 955 (888864)
10-14-2021 11:37 PM
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10-14-2021 10:15 PM


Re: Life in Mooseland
Unfortunately, I've managed to make myself near absolutely essential for the station to operate.

Sounds like contract renegotiation time.

Bargain for periodic parties (masked) so you're not so lonely. Stand up to the man and demand they include all the puppies from the Vet's in the parties.

Do pets get covid?


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 955 of 955 (888865)
10-15-2021 12:41 AM
Reply to: Message 954 by AZPaul3
10-14-2021 11:37 PM


Re: Life in Mooseland
Sounds like contract renegotiation time.
.

The radio system is that I get paid 1 hour a day, 7 days a week. Then I put down 3 hours per day as volunteer time. The vet clinic is about 2 to 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. So, between the 2, I'm about a half time worker.

Both jobs pay pretty well as I see it, $15/hr at the radio and $16/hr (IIRC) at the vet clinic. With my humble low expense existence, I get by pretty well on that.

I'm a natural social distancer, even before COVID. I'm probably high on the list of people least effected by COVID. Other than one day at the clinic pending the COVID test results, that pandemic has not impacted my job operations. If anything, my time at both job locations has increased.

And I'm a cat person, so puppies would be a bad thing.

Cats are susceptible to COVID. Not that I've heard of for dogs. Not that I'm in that loop, but I haven't heard of any cat COVID cases at the place I work.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Added first 2 paragraphs.


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