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#23161 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 13:53

Yes, viruses are small, but this one is spread through attachment to water droplets in aerosols, which is why masks help to reduce transmission rates.

Outgoing. The water droplets soon evaporate leaving the airborne virus incoming.

 

I think it’s supposed to stop you passing it on.

Yes, that was my point. If none of the others is wearing a mask, wearing one to protect you is no good.


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#23162 corenfa

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 14:40

I wear a mask only to reduce transmission from myself- from what my medical friends tell me, only a properly fitted N95 or equivalent will protect me
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#23163 Hedgehog

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 18:39

Oh how I wish there was some kind of legal limit on how many after school activities children could do, so that they could do those that they choose to do to a high standard and make good progress.  :piano:


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#23164 Cyrilla

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 22:24

I have heard from many friends teaching in schools that Covid is spreading through them like wildfire.

 

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#23165 Latin pianist

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Posted Yesterday, 05:14

Yes, there’s quite a few cases in both schools I work in, staff and pupils. One teacher has had to cancel her half term wedding due to testing positive. 


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#23166 Hildegard

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Posted Yesterday, 06:32

Mandatory mask wearing in crowded and enclosed spaces needs to be re-introduced immediately, according to the NHS Confederation this morning. Hospital admissions for Covid-19 are running at nearly 1000 new cases a day, meaning that we are back to seeing hospitals having to cancel other work as they become full and ambulances are having to queue for hours before new patients can be found beds - and, I fear, we are back to seeing the government burying its collective head in the sand and preferring "wait and see" to action.


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#23167 Gordon Shumway

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Posted Yesterday, 06:47

I wear a mask only to reduce transmission from myself

So you have tested positive?

The problem is, it's is an individual responsibility argument, and it falls down flat if others don't have to wear masks.

Masks should simply be compulsory for all. Then and only then will the mechanism to prevent the spread be that individuals don't pass it on.

I encountered this conceptual problem in April last year. I was told it was our individual responsibility not to pass it on. Way back when we clearly didn't have it.

The same woman who told me that then went to live on a bothy with friends in central Wales. Presumably also not to pass it on.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:02

One of the rabbits just bit me on the ######. Apparently I need his permission to clean his cage...


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Posted Yesterday, 11:03

That was a word beginning with a B and ending with an M. Very rude!


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#23170 fsharpminor

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Posted Yesterday, 12:51

That was a word beginning with a B and ending with an M. Very rude!

Three letters or six ??     :)


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Posted Yesterday, 12:55


I wear a mask only to reduce transmission from myself

So you have tested positive?
The problem is, it's is an individual responsibility argument, and it falls down flat if others don't have to wear masks.
Masks should simply be compulsory for all. Then and only then will the mechanism to prevent the spread be that individuals don't pass it on.
I encountered this conceptual problem in April last year. I was told it was our individual responsibility not to pass it on. Way back when we clearly didn't have it.
The same woman who told me that then went to live on a bothy with friends in central Wales. Presumably also not to pass it on.

I have not tested positive. I have never had any symptoms, but I know that cases can be asymptomatic as I have friends who tested positive with no symptoms.

I am choosing to wear one because if I did have the virus, I would reduce the chance of transmission to others, and that makes me feel better. I go on the tube regularly where many people are unmasked even though they are supposed to according to the conditions of carriage. I do not challenge them, because it is not my job to do so.
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#23172 fsharpminor

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Posted Yesterday, 13:06

I am still putting on a mask when I go into a shop etc,  even just for my morning newspaper at our local  'One Stop'.   Infection rate on Wirral is now about 420 per 100,000


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Posted Yesterday, 13:31

That was a word beginning with a B and ending with an M. Very rude!

 

Ouch! Very rude of the rabbit, too!


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Posted Yesterday, 14:11


That was a word beginning with a B and ending with an M. Very rude!


Ouch! Very rude of the rabbit, too!

There is a brand of ice lolly here called B-M B-M!
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