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The issue would be wearing masks effectively. As already mentioned, once they get moist, protection is reduced significantly. And then there is the fun time of lunch. So maybe pack 2 masks and change after lunch? The other issue is that to put the mask on, you should be doing that with sterile hands... which can be difficult for kids.
I find 3 hours is able the max time I would want to wear a single mask. I had to push it to 4 once and hated it. For a full day at work (or school) would look something like this -
-Mask 1 put on mask just before entering the building (or bus in my kids case).
  • Mask 2 recess or am break. Wash hands, and switch masks
  • Mask 3 wash hands for lunch, take off mask for lunch, wash hands again to put on new
mask For remainder of day

Someone could wear the same mask and let it air out for periods of time and use only one or two masks in the day. I am planning for 3 a day with one extra just in case. Sterile hands is not difficult if the kids are taught to wash their hands and have a place to wash.
 

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I think it's really interesting when people suddenly deal with a new problem.

We have a pathogen we don't completely understand. There are major issues of availability of materials, comfort, etc. So we all take a stab at it from various angles. We try different things, test it out, refine and adapt.

I'm still waiting to receive my Old Navy mask order. I don't have high hopes from them, but curious to see what they're like.
I had someone else who received their old navy mask give me a review. They don’t have the pocket nor nose wire, but are reasonably thick and decently made, so not a totally fail considering the price.
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To me this whole mask thing has just been a part of the scientific process. I have been trying to procure, make and research masks since January. We have so many different masks and materials at our house that we have different designs for different purposes. I know a couple really good sewers and I have them make masks for me to my specifications but they have so much demand right now. I am now wanting masks that are fun and go with different outfits.
 

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I keep seeing people talking about 'protection' in a way that indicates they think they are protecting themselves. A mask is worn to protect OTHERS from you. They provide you with very little decreased risk of catching the virus if you are interacting with people.

Even when reading what would seem to be reliable information on the subject, it can be confusing seemingly even for the writers. This article does primarily tell you that a mask is worn to protect others but in a few places the use of words does make it a bit ambiguous. The key thing to realize is a mask is intended to prevent TRANSMISSION, not prevent you becoming infected by others.


Consider this, a doctor or nurse in a surgical theatre does not thoroughly scrub their hands and don a mask to protect themselves. They do so to protect the patient and it is a 'surgical mask' they use, not an N95 respirator type of mask. An N95 respirator type of mask protects others from you but also protects the wearer from AIRBORNE viruses. Covid-19 though is not an airborne virus it is a DROPLET spread virus. So as protection against Covid-19 for the wearer, it is in fact not really any better than any other kind of mask including a homemade option.

Washing your hands is an entirely different story. That is done primarily to protect yourself from any virus you may have picked up on your hands from touching things or from someone sneezing near you. The risk is you will transfer it from your hands to your eyes, nose or mouth if you touch your face. Once you have washed your hands you eliminate that possibility and also eliminate the possibility of passing it on to others by touching things.

But a mask does NOT offer you any real increase in your personal protection from Covid-19. If you think about it, what probably makes more sense if you want to try and protect yourself from catching the virus, is a face shield.


A face sheild does far more to protect the wearer but less to protect others. That's why you see hospital personnel wearing both. The mask to protect others and the shield to increase their own protection.
 

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Funny that you talk about masks for different outfits. This isn't a crazy idea.

I've already identified one mask that looks pretty sharp (solid dark blue) and that would be appropriate for business. So there's my business mask.

Thanks for the notes about the Old Navy masks.
 

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Funny that you talk about masks for different outfits. This isn't a crazy idea.

I've already identified one mask that looks pretty sharp (solid dark blue) and that would be appropriate for business. So there's my business mask.

Thanks for the notes about the Old Navy masks.
haven’t received my old navy masks either. Got a notification from UPS stating that a shipping label had been created June 1 but no activity since.

try Staples...they have packs of ten reusable for $40. I’m happy with them. Although my kids say they look like tighty-whiteys. Got delivered in a week.
 

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Funny that you talk about masks for different outfits. This isn't a crazy idea.

I've already identified one mask that looks pretty sharp (solid dark blue) and that would be appropriate for business. So there's my business mask.

Thanks for the notes about the Old Navy masks.
I think masks may become a new assessory. Many work out wear companies and clothing companies have started add pin matching masks . There was an evening gown line I saw the other day. .the challenging part is finding masks that meet all my requirements. Function first.

I have found a person that will make custom masks for me to my specifications but I a,not sure if I want to spend the premium on them. I am considering it for my kids so they think it’s more fun and will wear them more willingly.
 

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I have a zip lock bag clipped into the inside lining of my jacket.
It contains a disposable maisk and gloves. And now with the onset of summer, my sunglasses.
I have no intention of owning sophisticated germ proof masks. Just too expensive and at 72 years of age, I just don't want to live in a world with that amount paranoia. In fact, if they ever prove that herd immunity is genuine, I would immediately head out and breathe the contaminated air to the very bottom of my lungs. Living with the virus threat for the next 72 years is just not worth it,

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Well masks are wonderful for those that want to use them...we have near eliminated Covid in BC but that was achieved by social distancing & hand washing.
 

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we have near eliminated Covid in BC but that was achieved by social distancing & hand washing.
Really or was it simply time based on the cycles of the virus. In 2018 there was no push for social distancing & hand washing yet the numbers were lower.

Though the numbers can not be trusted
 

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I am in BC in small towns right now, and I can say the social distancing is AWFUL. We tried to support places where the workers and place had good safety measures such as hand sanitizer at the front, employees wearing mask, disinfecting of areas, and social distancing practices. We sat at one restaurant and they tried to put us right beside another table, we asked for another table, they said couldn’t do it, so we left. We went into the restaurant beside them.

There is evidence now coming out that populations that have mask wearing has lower spread rates.
 

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Well masks are wonderful for those that want to use them...we have near eliminated Covid in BC but that was achieved by social distancing & hand washing.
In Eastern Ontario, where we live, we had one of best records in Ontario. Only 62 cases and zero deaths up until last week (only 2 in previous 2 months). Once things opened up, things changed. We have had another 18 cases in last 4 days. Many from a nail salon, but those spread fast to a golf course, a restaurant, a construction site, a hospital etc. As of yesterday, 700 potential carriers. Long line-ups for testing. About 4 or 5 business that had just opened have closed.

As a result, a new law was immediately implemented in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington health area. Everyone working or entering a public or commercial establishment MUST wear a face covering. Establishments must provide sanitizers at entry and exits and meet more stringent rules for distancing etc.

Don't rest on your laurels. Things can change FAST. Keep safe and wear a mask at least when distancing is not possible, but preferably whenever in public.
 

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That is a shame about the Kingston outbreak. The nail salon was breaking all the rules and didn't even keep track of the customers that had gone there.

I fear for my wife as the retirement home allows the residence to leave for up to 12 hours and come back. That is just plain stupid.
 

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In Eastern Ontario, where we live, we had one of best records in Ontario. Only 62 cases and zero deaths up until last week (only 2 in previous 2 months). Once things opened up, things changed. We have had another 18 cases in last 4 days. Many from a nail salon, but those spread fast to a golf course, a restaurant, a construction site, a hospital etc. As of yesterday, 700 potential carriers. Long line-ups for testing. About 4 or 5 business that had just opened have closed.

As a result, a new law was immediately implemented in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington health area. Everyone working or entering a public or commercial establishment MUST wear a face covering. Establishments must provide sanitizers at entry and exits and meet more stringent rules for distancing etc.

Don't rest on your laurels. Things can change FAST. Keep safe and wear a mask at least when distancing is not possible, but preferably whenever in public.
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The power tripping will catch up to them. They are as dumb as senator Tim Carpenter the mob turned on him & almost killed him. As the economy turns down as the masses lose everything they lose it. Those that take peoples freedom & liberty away are not going to fair well.
 

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Here in downtown Vancouver, I am seeing a sharp decline in mask compliance over the last few weeks.

Suddenly there are big groups of people crowding into stores, no masks. I was about to get some ice cream earlier today and decided against it. Peeking into the store, I saw at least 7 people closely spaced, NO masks.

Basically everyone is forgetting everything, immediately. I expect COVID-19 to come back pretty strongly.

Apparently only about 1/3 of transit riders are wearing masks, and public transit usage is way up.

At the grocery store, it looks like about half the people wear masks. I'm happy to see that.

It's worst among younger people. I see many people around here in their 20s (by the looks of it) with no masks. In fact I think I hardly see any younger person wearing a mask. So selfish. Just because they are invincible, they aren't protecting others.
 

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It's worst among younger people. I see many people around here in their 20s (by the looks of it) with no masks. In fact I think I hardly see any younger person wearing a mask. So selfish. Just because they are invincible, they aren't protecting others.
The selfish are those that want to take the freedom & liberty away from others due to their fears over the scamdemic /plandemic.

Those that give up liberty for a bit of safety deserve neither liberty or safety.

The climate change & the socialists have joined forces. Once the economy is destroyed the socialists will turn on Bill Gates & climate change activists
 

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The selfish are those that want to take the freedom & liberty away from others due to their fears over the scamdemic /plandemic.

Those that give up liberty for a bit of safety deserve neither liberty or safety.
That's ridiculous. We (society) deny people the liberty to do certain things that we (society) have decided are dangerous. You give up liberty in exchange for safety. By choosing to live in Canada, you give up many liberties for safety.

You can't drive your car at any speed you want;
You can't get smashed on whiskey and drive around town;
You can't punch or knife people who irritate you;
You can't set your neighbour's house on fire if he's rude to you;
etc

The climate change & the socialists have joined forces. Once the economy is destroyed the socialists will turn on Bill Gates & climate change activists
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That's ridiculous. We (society) deny people the liberty to do certain things that we (society) have decided are dangerous. You give up liberty in exchange for safety. By choosing to live in Canada, you give up many liberties for safety.

You can't drive your car at any speed you want;
You can't get smashed on whiskey and drive around town;
You can't punch or knife people who irritate you;
You can't set your neighbour's house on fire if he's rude to you;
etc



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