@cinoclav okay, technically you really shouldn’t use “technically” before a claim that’s scientifically and mathematically incorrect.
Could a cloth mask block anything? Science suggests yes. Not much, but something. (They’re much better at protecting others if you’re infected - a permanent handkerchief - but they block a trivial to small amount in.)
Could anything block infinitely more than 1? Um… Not if you’re not Thanos level powerful. And even he got rid of only half.
And thus ends the expansion of my original lesson on hair splitting.
@cinoclav@stinks With all the kn95 masks around, you really don’t know the quality. I probably have about 100 of them lying around-some from meh. Actually the best ones I bought came from China at the beginning of the Pandemic which had two straps that fit around the back of the head-can’t stand the ear loop ones especially when I wear my hearing aids.
Finally saw some N95 medical grade masks at Costco-for less than I paid per mask for the aforementioned masks from China. They had the two straps instead of the ear loops. Only problem is they were sold in packages of 100 so the total cost was expensive. Bought them anyway.
@cinoclav@Felton10@stinks Wow, I’d like to get those I see now at Costco.com, but I don’t want to pay that much upfront. At least they’re now on sale, really can’t imagine paying over $300. Still… it is difficult to put a price on health.
@cinoclav@mehvid1@stinks I know really pricey, but at least you know the quality of them and given that we probably are going to have keep wearing masks for sometime-certainly better than getting sick and dying.
@cinoclav@mehvid1@stinks Thanks-they are cheaper (about half) although slightly different from the ones I got from Costco-the ridge around the mask looks uncomfortable but I supposed you can get used to it if you wear only one type. The thing I like about the N95 masks is how rigid they are so unlike the KN95 masks, the material doesn’t go in and out as you breath and get sucked in against your nostril as it did with me.
Took bad the N95 masks were not available from the get go-I would have worn only those.
@cinoclav@phr@stinks Took a while getting used to them as they are so rigid, but with the two straps in the back they fit like a glove (unlike ear straps which never seem to fit right and better with hearing aids) and like I said don’t get sucked in like the Kn95 masks do when I breath.
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@finalremix@kyeh Just wanted to point out that these for sale today are actually not the Micooyo brand, but are from Pingyang LiU Protective Equipent Co., Ltd. and have a shelf life of 2 years instead of 1. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
@finalremix@Kyeh@troy It means that you Will throw them in the trash & update your survival supply because if you don’t use them within 2 fn years you must be storing them in a survival kit!! Apocalypse Now!!
@wonderchemist There’s enough extra room in those masks to for a stroopwafel or two (might have to break them up, but they’ll fit). Then you could enjoy them WHILE wearing the lovely mask. And the best part, aside from your happy eating noises, no one would ever know!
@ThunderChicken no KN94s are listed on the cdc /NIOSH approved list, and the one mask that the article cites as having been approved by NIOSH comes with a broken link. I want to believe* but does anyone have any corroborating information about KN94s?
@1DisabledWarVet Apparently he doesn’t.
“That’s what I do. I look for ways to spread the gospel of KF94s, like I’m a Johnny Appleseed of protective face masks,” he said, referring to a type of mask made in South Korea.”
The last time they had these for sale someone said that the ones they were selling was a rip-off at something close to $0.50 each, and posted links for ebay sellers at about $0.25 each.
So, I bought some of those less expensive ones from Ebay- and they seem significantly thinner and also seem to be less able to prevent odors from penetrating them.
The only thing that I could say was any improvement was that the metal nose pieces are securely covered and locked into a pocket rather than just adhered to the surface, and subject to loosening and coming off.
I don’t know that they are any less protective, but I felt less protected in them, so I’m going to [try to] give them away to people who need, but do not have decent masks.
Neither of the ones I bought are the brand being sold here tonight.
If your KN95 fits properly, you should not be able to smell odors and it will a little difficult to inhale thru it (mask side panels should indent on inhale). Ask your pharmacist to help you conform the mask to your face so it can do its job. Stay healthy
☆ China socialist government engineered this virus
☆ China government unleashed this virus
☆ China is profiting from death and destruction (as is meh)
☆ Millions dead and yet people don’t hold China accountable?
@Woody1, I hate to burst your bubble of fantasy, but China is a proud Communist country. Where they are mostly at fault is they tried to control the COVID information by silencing research scientists & physician whistleblowers & trviliszing the virus which, JSYK, is very similar to what Lame Duck mr CHEETO did & tried to do!!
Wow! Individually wrapped. Not sure why, but it made me think of Halloween. if I participated in Halloween, I would give them out instead of candy… Like the Apple of the 2021’s…You know, for the old fart’s someone always gave out something healthy in the 60’s and 70’s. Muhahahaha. More expensive than Candy though. Maybe. Probably too big for children too. I keep some masks in my truck for when the Knuckleheads forget. Yeah Yeah, I am a Weird Nurse… I have been known to give them to the homeless handout seekers at street corners. Well, along with a dollar or 20 depending on my mood. Or NOTHING!!! Get a Job Damnit!!!