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Shinkicker

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So someone posted both of these together? (I refuse to believe a surgeon posted that wearing masks causes hypercapnia.)

These are basically saying that a specialized (N95) mask can't stop the corona from passing through but can stop CO2. CO2 is a gas. It would take thousands of them to make the size of a covid virus particle.
 

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So someone posted both of these together? (I refuse to believe a surgeon posted that wearing masks causes hypercapnia.)

These are basically saying that a specialized (N95) mask can't stop the corona from passing through but can stop CO2. CO2 is a gas. It would take thousands of them to make the size of a covid virus particle.
It is the internet
I just copy pasted

So indeed "Someone" posted it...impossible to tell who they are and what "credentials" they possess

I was just messing with my man, making jokes.

As for the particles...I don't think anyone is saying the mask blocks all CO2, or else the user would be dead and have nowhere to expel gases and breath. Of course inside your mask there is certainly more CO2 for you to inhale than if you were not wearing one.

I'm not anti mask FYI. I simply am not exposed to people for my job so I have no need to wear them. My state isn't requiring them and we are doing just fine in our Coronapocalypse at the moment.
 

Shinkicker

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It is the internet
I just copy pasted

So indeed "Someone" posted it...impossible to tell who they are and what "credentials" they possess

I was just messing with my man, making jokes.

As for the particles...I don't think anyone is saying the mask blocks all CO2, or else the user would be dead and have nowhere to expel gases and breath. Of course inside your mask there is certainly more CO2 for you to inhale than if you were not wearing one.

I'm not anti mask FYI. I simply am not exposed to people for my job so I have no need to wear them. My state isn't requiring them and we are doing just fine in our Coronapocalypse at the moment.
I didn't realize it was a joke. I hope no one else believes it. And if wearing a mask caused those symptoms I'd like to think that some surgeon at some point in history would have noticed and said something. I mean, that would be dangerous.
 

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I didn't realize it was a joke. I hope no one else believes it. And if wearing a mask caused those symptoms I'd like to think that some surgeon at some point in history would have noticed and said something. I mean, that would be dangerous.
haha, I don't know what the intent of the person who posted it was...but you know I am mostly here for the jokes and MMA

I don't think wearing a mask all day is good for the health of the person wearing it, that seems like common sense. How much it affects your health/oxygen is unclear to me.
I do understand there are situations where it can prevent infection(surgeons) and situations where it can prevent contagions.
I repeat I am not anti mask. I just currently don't need to wear one in my specific location and occupation. Most of my state is not wearing them now.

Do you guys wear face shields?
Do you wear N95 all day? How many hours if so?

I ask because my lady wears a face shield at work now...but wearing a n95 is too much for her and some of her fellow co workers.
They try to wear them but they have various issues with fit and discomfort, so they end up wearing other masks.
They did have a Fit Test and training.
 

silentsinger

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Wouldn't mind checking this guy who's just been on my TV
 

Zeph

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It is the internet
I just copy pasted

So indeed "Someone" posted it...impossible to tell who they are and what "credentials" they possess

I was just messing with my man, making jokes.

As for the particles...I don't think anyone is saying the mask blocks all CO2, or else the user would be dead and have nowhere to expel gases and breath. Of course inside your mask there is certainly more CO2 for you to inhale than if you were not wearing one.

I'm not anti mask FYI. I simply am not exposed to people for my job so I have no need to wear them. My state isn't requiring them and we are doing just fine in our Coronapocalypse at the moment.
In Europe we have a different classification to the N system, but there is a mask that's a higher quality than the N95. I think it's called an N99 in the U.S. but in Europe it's a FFP3 mask. That can stop all but the smallest covid particles from my understanding. The 99 has filtration down to .1 microns.
 

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In Europe we have a different classification to the N system, but there is a mask that's a higher quality than the N95. I think it's called an N99 in the U.S. but in Europe it's a FFP3 mask. That can stop all but the smallest covid particles from my understanding. The 99 has filtration down to .1 microns.
I have heard of those
can't even buy the cheapest masks here though so every body that wears one is wearing porous cotton like fabrics.
 

Zeph

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I have heard of those
can't even buy the cheapest masks here though so every body that wears one is wearing porous cotton like fabrics.
Well from what I understand is that they limit the size of cloud that is created. So while they don't stop particles going through they do help stop the spread when combined with social distancing.
 

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I think the states are supposed to make the call anyways.

I do support not shutting down a country or planet for outbreaks
have you heard that Brazil has now broken the record for most deaths in a day?

they are a week or so away from the peak.
 

silentsinger

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Mentioned it in RIP, is it like Sparkuri to go off the grid? He was struggling with (he didn't catch it afaik) Covid-19. He hasn't posted in forever...which isn't like him.
 

RaginCajun

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Elon has you wrapped around his little finger.



Old drama queen Musk knows damn well he isn't getting arrested. He just needed some eyes on him as that's part of keeping the large divide between the stock price and Tesla's actual value. He'll be comparing himself to Rosa Parks next.
 

Shinkicker

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I wonder if anyone set this doctor straight yet? 0.3 micron is the hardest particle size to capture. That's why they advertise it. The smaller ones don't even make it through the first fibers.
 

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I wonder if anyone set this doctor straight yet? 0.3 micron is the hardest particle size to capture. That's why they advertise it. The smaller ones don't even make it through the first fibers.
we don't even know if a real doctor posted it though

I thought I made that part clear

Have a great evening Shinkicker
 

Shinkicker

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haha, I don't know what the intent of the person who posted it was...but you know I am mostly here for the jokes and MMA

I don't think wearing a mask all day is good for the health of the person wearing it, that seems like common sense. How much it affects your health/oxygen is unclear to me.
I do understand there are situations where it can prevent infection(surgeons) and situations where it can prevent contagions.
I repeat I am not anti mask. I just currently don't need to wear one in my specific location and occupation. Most of my state is not wearing them now.

Do you guys wear face shields?
Do you wear N95 all day? How many hours if so?

I ask because my lady wears a face shield at work now...but wearing a n95 is too much for her and some of her fellow co workers.
They try to wear them but they have various issues with fit and discomfort, so they end up wearing other masks.
They did have a Fit Test and training.
I wear a surgical mask at all times. If entering a positive or possible covid patient's room I wear a n95, goggles, 2 pair of gloves, and a gown. You remove gown and first set of gloves in ante room. Remove googles and mask , then wash hands and put on a new surgical mask after exiting. You learn quick to bundle and organize your tasks to go the least number of times and least amount of time in the room.

The longest I've had to stay at bedside dressed out at one time is just under 2 hours. That was in the ICU though. It usually is a 5 min visit on regular floor.