Just looked at the WHO website and they’re recommending not even wearing the mask unless you’re caring for someone affected by the virus. I’m travelling next month so was thinking about wearing the mask but I think I’ll just carry a few bottles of hand sanitizer with me instead 😂
Again, hand sanitizer is not designed for killing this virus
@cavmanier yeah i have to say the advice is to wash hand.
@CapricornHoney Yes, the mask really will not keep the virus out, and protect you 100% Hand sanitizer works for a lot of bacteria and a few viruses, but not Norovirus.I have a Biology degree, and I know the science, the reality, and I know that most of the media crap, is just crap!REALITY:**Hand sanitizer HELPS, but is not a totally protective shield!! -!!-Wash your hands often, with antibacterial soap, and really warm water, and for more than 20 seconds!! Sing 'Happy Birthday' or "Twinkle, Twinke Little Star", then more soap, and wash again.-!!-Avoid direct contact with handles, and buttons and things in public places that a lot of people touch! Even using a paper towel, between your hand and that is better! (Tortuous Path-more later!)-!!-Avoid large crowds, and people that are coughing, and not covering!! That sprays the virus into the air, and with the mask, maybe it just sticks to the outside!-!!-RELAX, but be CAREFUL!! The Media hypes things up, to scare you, and they GET RATINGS, on your fear, and then buying masks, at the commercial break!! Don't submit, and believe their hype!!OK, masks, and are they worth it, if you get them? Maybe a little, but not complete protection. The masks are made of a fiber material, and there is this thing, called 'Tortuous Path' for particles, and air-born particulates, like dust. The same. The fibers of the mask, are like GRAND CANYON DEEP to virus and bacteria, and dust. Almost all, get caught in the layers of fibers, as you breathe, and if the mask it tight, and taped to your face, so there are no gaps in the sides, almost all of the virus gets caught up in those fibers, but not all. Better than nothing, yes!
thanks for mho
@JackSmy Antibacterial soap isn't antiviral soap, and it tends to lead to more resistant bacteria.
@zagor what soap does over sanitizer is wash any contaminates down the drain... thats the clear advantage so it doesn't need to kill the virus... just remove it
Definitely, but you don't need antibacterial soap for that.
@zagor no, just soap... its like matey down the page claiming you need a charcoal filter mask... thats only true if you plan on spraying a car lol
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I bet a 3M mask with filter canisters on it would work.
In addition, due to some of the comments I'm seeing on here - I don't trust the WHO at all in this situation, their behavior has been very odd. In example, praising the Chinese government for the way they've handled the outbreak when it's pretty clear they SEVERLY mishandled it from the get-go, and recommending against NOT traveling or putting proper security measures in place for incoming travelers.Dr. John on YouTube have made some very good videos, including advice on how to protect yourself, so I'd recommend having a look at some of those.
The CDC released statements today saying prepare for the outbreak in the United States... so who knows.
Right... There are other masks existing wich protects also from inhaleing the virus. For example if you work in a car airbrush paint cabin. This masks avoid erosols from inhaleing complete. But the standard masks are a good protection from a direct droplet spread or by touching your mouth often. So it is a good protection.
No hand sanitizer is not designed to kill the virus.
Only way your be totally protected is by wearing a proper contamination suit, full face mask, latex gloves & breathing vent, look at bit silly on the plane, but you be ok 👍
@mattym11 lol im legit wearing one of those when i have a kid and have to change their dirty diapers
Arh won't matter, the little darling will still get ya. Amazing they can't do nothing, soon as that nappy comes of, bang 💩