Which Mask is Better to Protect Covid-19 Virus
 

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Clarmrrsn
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Don't think so, or if they do not large enough to have any impact.  They are tiny, smaller than a grain of rice, but they can be a pest if they get indoors.

Remember going to the butterfly farm just outside Edinburgh, they have IIRC leaf cutter ants, and one rather silly gent thought oooh ants, tried to touch one and got rather  nasty chomp, he pulled his finger back rather sharply, have seen fire ants in action, they look particularly nasty little buggers.

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Posted : 13/03/2021 8:12 pm
cwbullet
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@clarmrrsn

Fire ants are nasty.  Not as nasty as that tiny bugger COVID though.  

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Posted : 14/03/2021 2:50 am
Clarmrrsn
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@cwbullet

Very true, easy to see and kill fire ants, if you have the cojones to do so.

COVID, not so easy.  Never thought I would see anything like this in my lifetime, how wrong can you be!

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Posted : 14/03/2021 9:46 am
cwbullet
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@clarmrrsn

Sort of.  Like COVID, fire ants just keep coming back. 

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Posted : 14/03/2021 10:51 am
Clarmrrsn
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We are rather fortunate from that respect in the UK, not really any nasty species of insect, snake etc, we have the adder in Scotland, but they are very rare, elusive and not deadly unless allergic.

Spiders, only really house spiders, they are harmless. Although my other half is terrified off them. 

You have your fair share of nasty species in the US, very unwelcome guests 😳

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Posted : 14/03/2021 11:22 am
cwbullet
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@clarmrrsn

That is pretty lucky.  In the US, we have lots of venomous creatures.  We not as bad as New Zealand, Tasmania, or Australia.  

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Posted : 14/03/2021 12:42 pm
Clarmrrsn
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@cwbullet

Yip, but we don't really have the climate for it,

A friend of mine was traveling around Australia in a camper van years ago with his partner, left the window open on on hot night and woke to find huge tarantula winking at them about 6 inches from his face.

Needed to form a very precarious assault on the beggar.

Sod that for a game if toy soldiers.

 

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Posted : 14/03/2021 12:57 pm
JoanTabb
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Ok Folks, 
this thread is causing reported posts, 
can we please calm down. this is a support forum for 3D printing, 
there are different opinions in different arena's it's very easy to get a different slant on any situation. especially in a distance based multicultural written language form. 
Please keep discussion civil, 

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 16/03/2021 11:52 am
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carolynperry
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Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands. By following good 'respiratory hygiene', you protect the people around you from viruses, which cause colds, flu and COVID-19.

Posted : 26/03/2021 9:41 am
cwbullet
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@carolynperry

There is not a log of evidence behind the old respiratory hygiene for flu and cold season.  We have a year of data to back the mask.  

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Posted : 26/03/2021 9:54 am
morphias
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Posted by: @cwbullet

@clarmrrsn

That is pretty lucky.  In the US, we have lots of venomous creatures.  We not as bad as New Zealand, Tasmania, or Australia.  

LOL

 

"Tasmania or Australia".  That gave me a good chuckle.  Tasmania is part of Australia just like Hawaii and Alaska are part of the USA. 

 

As for NZ, they don't have any snakes, scorpions or venomous insects. They only have one native venomous spider and it's so rare, it is almost never seen and isn't actually all that venomous anyway.  They do have red back and white tailed spiders that are introduced pests from Australia,  but whilst both are nasty, they're not lethal. 

 

Sometimes I think other countries think it's like Jurassic Park over here. 😆 

Posted : 27/03/2021 1:34 pm
morphias
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Posted by: @clarmrrsn

A friend of mine was traveling around Australia in a camper van years ago with his partner, left the window open on on hot night and woke to find huge tarantula winking at them about 6 inches from his face.

Not tarantulas here in Australia. Was most likely a huntsman - they get up to about 6" across. Completely harmless and non-aggressive. 

 

Most people welcome them in their homes as they keep pest insects like cockroaches under control. 

 

That said, I've had my fair share of frights from huntsmans. Waking up to the sensation of one crawling over your head is....ahh...unpleasant!  😲 

Posted : 27/03/2021 1:41 pm
Clarmrrsn
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@morphias

Yeah, that looks like the fella he described.   Bright Green, large and winking at him, so close he could have gave it a kiss.

Being from Scotland, and since the spiders we have over here are about 1" across max you can imagine the fright he got.

 

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Posted : 27/03/2021 9:57 pm
cwbullet
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@morphias

Full body shivers.  

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Posted : 28/03/2021 3:33 am
ushakumari
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Try to get a cloth face mask with at least three layers of fabric. The more layers, the better protection it will provide from COVID-19. There’s also some evidence that masks made by layering different types of materials (such as cotton and polyester) on top of one another are more effective at blocking droplets than those made with just a single type of fiber.

Posted : 01/04/2021 10:48 am
AlexxRiot
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Scientists have tested 14 different types of face-covering and found that one of them actually increases the risk of coronavirus infection.

The least effective face-covering in the study was a neck fleece which was found to actually increase the risk of  infection by having a "droplet transmission fraction" of 110%.

Duke University researcher Martin Fischer, who put the test together, told CNN: "We were extremely surprised to find that the number of particles measured with the fleece actually exceeded the number of particles measured without wearing any mask.

Posted : 12/04/2021 11:13 am
cwbullet
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@alexxriot

It is virtual if not completely possible for a fabric to increase transmission.  Their data has to be flawed.  This virus is so sticky that it sticks to everything.  The only way a mask will increase transmission is if it is not worn or not worn correctly.  I have read the article along with 100s of others.  

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Posted : 12/04/2021 11:30 am
cwbullet
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I read the article from Duke and the researchers in their analysis even stated that it is probably due to an increased sense of security or false security and not that it magnifies the virus.   

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Posted : 12/04/2021 11:39 am
Clarmrrsn
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Neck fleeces are probably one if the worst fitting devices I tried when looking for a usable mask, my work sent me a few, and they were absolutely hopeless.

You are normally presented with an elasticated tube of fabric, and this does not fit to the contours of your face, the lower part over your chin is normally not an issue, however the upper part stretches over your nose like bridging a gap on a 3D printer, and you end up with massive gaps either side of your nose.  Unless they have a nose clip, which I have never seen.

If there is any reason for their lack of effectiveness, I would assume it to be down to very poor fitting, not as Chuck has correctly pointed out to the type of fabric.

Use a scarf and a well fitting mask if you want to keep warm 😀

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Posted : 12/04/2021 12:29 pm
cwbullet
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@clarmrrsn

I have agree they are worthless.  I just can’t even imagine a machinist for the fleece to magnify the virus in the air.  It is so sticky that it would have to decrease the virus.  The only mechanism is the false sense of security.   I guess it could also perpetuate passage to surfaces by hands that touch the poorly fitting gaiter.   

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Chuck H
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Posted : 12/04/2021 1:00 pm
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