So are good citizens wearing two masks at a time now?

Because I actually saw somebody doing that this morning in the crappy little town where we buy water. Maybe he was just trying to stay warm, I dunno…

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21 Responses to So are good citizens wearing two masks at a time now?

  1. Michael says:

    Fauci say, monkey do. Makes me wonder how far some people’s faith in the government can be stretched.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s situational. Depends on your personal paranoia quotient, the state of your immune system o ok thereof, and the cesspool rating of your environs. You also have to factor in how many obnoxious idiots are going to insist on sharing their maskless exhalation with all and sundry.

  3. Judy says:

    I know as an asthmatic, more is better. The more pre-warming of the air I breathe the less shortness of breath I have. I always looked pretty ridiculous when it just above freezing and my head is wrapped up like I’m facing a long walk in blizzard conditions. Everyone would do much better if they would look after their health, stay home when sick and ditch masks that are not designed to filter out microbes and virus.

  4. Ken Hagler says:

    A few weeks ago I was telling someone, “If masks work but only one way, why don’t you wear a second mask inside out over the first?”

  5. Michael Gilson says:

    I’ve been wearing two masks at work almost since masks were required, but for reasons of comfort. The inner mask is one of those pressed paper dust and particle masks, like you use when you sand the seams of plaster board. It holds the other mask away from my face so there is less rubbing. It also fits tighter against my cheek bones so more breathe goes down to my chin instead of up to my eyes. If I’m required to follow nonsense I’m going to minimize irritation as much as I can.

  6. bravokilo says:

    The CDC website says that masks don’t work. Fauci says most deaths in the 1918 pandemic were caused by mask wearing, i.e. fungal and bacterial infections in the lungs.
    I know the political situation, but I refuse to die for someone’s feelings.

  7. R says:

    I trashed my 3M full face respirator before we moved and am now wishing that I had kept it. I’m on double masks now since the more contagious tea drinking variant from the UK has been let loose in my neighborhood. I’d shave if I could acquire N95/P100 masks but at the moment double masking is the best I can do.

    Four people I know died this spring.

  8. Vollinger says:

    We have to wear a mask over respirators on company property, was told the exhale valve isn’t filtered and spews radioactive coof particles on innocent bystanders otherwise. Kinda reminds me of nineties sex ed.

  9. Dudal says:

    Better two than none, I suppose. I seriously don’t understand all this moaning around wearing masks. The argument saying that it’s unhealthy is simply ridiculous. If you change it regularly and don’t touch it with unwashed hands everything is fine. Otherwise all those doctors who wear them all day long would be dead by now, right? They’re not 100% effective but they simply reduce the risk of getting infected and that parameter depends what kind of mask you have. If you put a piece of paper on your face it close to nothing but if you buy a HEPA mask it’s way over 90%. Wear your masks people so that we can all take them off when this mess is finally over.

  10. Ruth says:

    I’ve had customers who were wearing double masks since this whole thing started. But yes, “they” (being the powers who think they’re in charge) are recommending two masks instead of one, due to a new strain being more infectious. But even my most freaked out by this acquaintances are saying they can’t see wearing double masks all day. So we’ll see how long this lasts.

    Personally I’m only wearing a mask when required to, and my work “mask” is a moisture wicking gaiter because I sweat so god-dammed hard that a regular mask is soaked through in less than an hour. So far my work has let me get away with that.

  11. jabrwok says:

    Just in case anyone wants to read up on the science:

  12. TS says:

    “ Kinda reminds me of nineties sex ed.”
    That got a chuckle out of me.
    Then it made me think about us, born in the 50’s, who were told on a regular basis to get under our school desks so we could survive a nuclear attack from the commies.
    Ah government, you’re a lyin’, calculating bi_ch.

  13. Dudal says:

    jabrwok, you know that is not a reliable source of information, right? They don’t even sign those articles with their names, not to mention that lots of data comes out of nowhere. That’s how people get manipulated these days and it’s no coincidence. Somebody publishes that, somebody pays for hosting etc. and I don’t suppose they do it just for fun.

  14. Joel says:

    Then it made me think about us, born in the 50’s, who were told on a regular basis to get under our school desks so we could survive a nuclear attack from the commies.
    Ah government, you’re a lyin’, calculating bi_ch.

    😀 A valid point.

  15. jabrwok says:

    Dudal, I don’t know anything about, but the studies linked there weren’t produced by that site, so the credibility of swprs isn’t particularly relevant. Some of those studies are from the CDC (for whatever that’s worth) and others from other allegedly credible sources.

  16. Beans says:

    Several things…

    What Judy said about pre-warming your breath. Though regular cloth, or a loose knit fabric like a scarf works best. The stupid paper masks make breathing hard for a lot of reduced lung function people.

    What M said. Yes, I’ve seen three-maskers in my AO. They usually are the ones also wearing a sneeze shield, three layers of gloves (nitrile, cloth over nitrile, then nitrile over cloth…) And some of them also smoke, which requires opening up and touching one’s face, so in this case maybe the stupid does burn.

    The problem with many of the mask studies is they are, ah, er, very unreliable, even the CDCs’, which contradict other studies from ‘reliable sources’ like… the CDC. And, yes, even the sainted Fauci did a paper on the Spanish Flu (which came from… Chy-nah) that showed many of the deaths were potentially caused by masks. And if masks worked, wouldn’t the cases have dropped as soon as masks became mandatory, rather than climbing exponentially?

    Yeah. For some people, masks work-ish. Much better would be to make sure the location you are in has a very good air handling system with decent filters, and if in a commercial building, having a chlorine spray system like what is used to kill Legionnaire’s disease.

  17. Jean says:

    I went to the Dept. of Wildlife in my state the other day. Before I went in, I wrote the word “COOTIES!” on my paper mask. The clerk I dealt with is about my age. She too, remembers the boys chasing the girls around the schoolyard in a game of tag called COOTIES. All the boys had Cooties. The girls tried not to get Cooties. We had a good laugh about the nonsense.
    I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.

  18. Dudal says:

    Jabrwok, my point is that the fact that they claim their data comes from certain places doesn’t mean it’s true. Such websites could “modify” graphs or data to fit their theories because there is literally nobody directly responsible for the content they provide and they know that people won’t check. I’m just saying that if we want CDC data let’s visit their official website, if we want John Hopkins data they also have their own website etc. and that guarantees we’re reading something really provided by those institutions. It’s not that they are always right, they are directly responsible for what they publish. I deeply believe that this pandemic is being used for political gains and one of the ways to win something is to manipulate the society either to take away rights or to paralyze your opponents society by sharing conspiracy theories, false data etc.

  19. jabrwok says:

    Dudal, MY point was that the link I shared included links to the actual studies on the websites of the institutions which performed the studies. Feel free to go to it and click on the “Source” links.

  20. jack says:

    hey, observant Sikhs have to wear turbans, observant Jews yarmulkes and observant Branch Covidians masks… the more masks the more devout Covidian 😉

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