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  • Smith7
    started a topic Have you bought your mask yet?

    Have you bought your mask yet?

    A neighbour of mine is so concerned that the Corona Virus could become widespread in the UK, he has ordered a pack of 5 masks to protect him and his wife against any possible threat.

    He says that he is being prepared for a sudden rush to buy masks, which could create a shortage.

    I joke with him about it as from what we hear in the Media, Corona Virus is not such a threat as a Flu epidemic given that most people recover from it.

    I can't see myself going out wearing a mask, even though when living in London, I would often see groups of tourists (mostly Japanese) wearing them to protect themselves from pollution.

    Are you all set to buy a mask and wear it?

  • Smith7
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    Just to let you know that my neighbour, who is worried about his forthcoming cruise round Med, has just driven 30 miles around our area trying to buy more face masks.

    He came back to tell us that there wasn't one to be had anywhere, so there must be a real fear out there of travelling, given the recent spread of Coronavirus.

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  • Lawnmowerman, Tain
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    Originally posted by Smith7 View Post
    I spoke today with my neighbour who has ordered masks. He told me that they are not just clinical masks but are specifically to protect against viruses.

    I still don't know what to believe.
    Is he buying them from a snake-oil salesman?

    Bill

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  • Smith7
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    I spoke today with my neighbour who has ordered masks. He told me that they are not just clinical masks but are specifically to protect against viruses.

    I still don't know what to believe.

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  • andyn, Bucks
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    I am saving my money and keep washing my hands.

    Annie

    PS Maybe we should all self-isolate and stay out of pubs
    Now that would be when I start to panic

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  • smtcan, Scarborough
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    Yesterday while getting a manicure, the technician (of Chinese origin) told me she had ordered six cases of masks on line. Three were to be shipped to relatives in China and the rest to her in Canada. They were shipped from the warehouse, a week ago, but she cannot track the order any further. She called to get information and was told that they were probably stolen in transit. Apparently they are a hot commodity and thieves open the cases and sell the masks individually at inflated prices. She isn't sure whether to believe this or think the supplier is the culprit. I didn't think it appropriate to mention that ordinary masks were next to useless!

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  • Lawnmowerman, Tain
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    We are struggling to get supplies. We have sold many, many thousands of masks UK wide - mainly to names of an Asian style.

    Bill

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    A surgical masks is only effective for the first 15mins so unless you have a continues supply they are no use.

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  • Smith7
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    I though this was a thread about a Masked Ball until I read the first post.

    Golly, if I was that worried, I would stay away from humanity. A mask purchased over the counter will be as useful as a scarf.
    I wondered if anyone would wonder about 'the mask'.

    I have been reading up on the clinical masks out of interest (I have no intention of buying one). It would appear that they won't be much use should the virus spread.

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  • smtcan, Scarborough
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    According to a report I saw on TV last night, masks are only good for about half an hour, and offer little protection to the wearer.

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  • PeterM, Southwell
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    Not bought any and not going to.

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  • Mrs M
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    I though this was a thread about a Masked Ball until I read the first post.

    Golly, if I was that worried, I would stay away from humanity. A mask purchased over the counter will be as useful as a scarf.

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  • ilovesunshine, east yorks
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    I seem to be using my Fred Olsen issue mask ad a chin support on this trishaw in Myamamar. It was makiing me so hot I had to remove it. They must have been poor quality as myhusba d managed to tear a hole in his before we had even got off the coach. I can't see me wear g one here although it would save having to put make up on! 20200201_100727.jpg

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Why would anyone living in a geographical area with no community cluster want to buy a mask??

    I snatched a bit of GMB yesterday morning and the reporting was verging on the irresponsible - JMO. I switched it off.

    Annie

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  • Haworth, Wokingham
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    As soon as the mask becomes damp through breathing it’s worse than no mask.

    John

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