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Offline Mandryka

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3840 on: February 22, 2021, 12:16:02 PM »
with SA/Brazil variants also appearing on the horizon,

Too much reality there for one evening, I'm out of here.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3841 on: February 22, 2021, 12:17:32 PM »
The blue standard paper masks I have purchased at Føtex say about 98% bacterial filtration, which means that they also filtrate virus containing droplets of saliva, but probably not aerosols.

Aren't bacteria much bigger though, so viruses can penetrate through holes which are too small for bacteria?
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3842 on: February 22, 2021, 12:31:26 PM »
Aren't bacteria much bigger though, so viruses can penetrate through holes which are too small for bacteria?

Yes, vira are smaller than bacteria, but the corona-containing droplets of saliva are larger, and this is why they to some extent are filtered by the masks.When we breathe
we will expire a mixture of droplets and aerosols .Aerosols are very small, and will generally penetrate the masks. Every time one makes an expiration movement the small aerosols will become pushed through the mask because of the expiratory air pressure. Similarly we may inhale aerosols through the mask.
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« Reply #3843 on: February 22, 2021, 12:36:58 PM »
As regards efficiency of masks, wearing two rather than one, also presumably offers additional protection. I started doing this just recently when going shopping, and to me it doesn't feel anymore uncomfortable than wearing one.

The idea occurred when things were getting a bit crazy here in London, with SA/Brazil variants also appearing on the horizon, and I saw a photo of Jo Biden wearing a couple as he got off a plane (yet another reason to celebrate his appearance perhaps ..). But yes, they are quite pricey.

I've started doing this when shopping, since the CDC (USA) recommended it. But I've been wearing 2 of the blue surgical masks, which is probably not good. Need to get cloth masks for the outer layer.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3844 on: February 22, 2021, 12:50:21 PM »
I've started doing this when shopping, since the CDC (USA) recommended it. But I've been wearing 2 of the blue surgical masks, which is probably not good. Need to get cloth masks for the outer layer.

I wear 2 blue surgical masks too, and seeing as I can breathe comfortably in them, I'd have thought it must improve filtration levels too. Perhaps I'm wrong, I shall investigate.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3845 on: February 24, 2021, 03:59:53 AM »
Both I and my wife tested positive today. For two days until last Sunday we have had symptoms of mild flu,  like 37.3 fever, mildly running nose and mildly sore throat, fatigue. Two years ago we'd have ignored them as insignifcant. The only thing that worried us is that I had diminished smell and taste, although today I felt an improvement in this respect. I have no idea where or how we caught it, we always wear masks and keep the distance.

Oh, well! All we can do is stay at home for a fortnight. I can see a massive dose of Haydn coming my way.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3846 on: February 24, 2021, 06:23:58 AM »
Both I and my wife tested positive today. For two days until last Sunday we have had symptoms of mild flu,  like 37.3 fever, mildly running nose and mildly sore throat, fatigue. Two years ago we'd have ignored them as insignifcant. The only thing that worried us is that I had diminished smell and taste, although today I felt an improvement in this respect. I have no idea where or how we caught it, we always wear masks and keep the distance.

Oh, well! All we can do is stay at home for a fortnight. I can see a massive dose of Haydn coming my way.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3847 on: February 24, 2021, 07:04:47 AM »
Remembering you in prayer.

Most kind of you, Karl, and likewise.

Right now we don't have any symptoms and hope things will keep staying like that until March 9.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3848 on: February 24, 2021, 07:32:44 AM »
Both I and my wife tested positive today. For two days until last Sunday we have had symptoms of mild flu,  like 37.3 fever, mildly running nose and mildly sore throat, fatigue. Two years ago we'd have ignored them as insignifcant. The only thing that worried us is that I had diminished smell and taste, although today I felt an improvement in this respect. I have no idea where or how we caught it, we always wear masks and keep the distance.

Oh, well! All we can do is stay at home for a fortnight. I can see a massive dose of Haydn coming my way.

For your both I hope it runs a mild course and for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3849 on: February 24, 2021, 07:42:14 AM »
I hope it is not too rough Florestan for you or your wife.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3850 on: February 24, 2021, 08:09:47 AM »
For your both I hope it runs a mild course and for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3851 on: February 24, 2021, 08:37:57 AM »
Hi Andrei,

yes, let's hope for only mild symptoms.
Kindest regards.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3852 on: February 24, 2021, 08:51:07 AM »
For your both I hope it runs a mild course and for a speedy recovery.

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Haydn should be just the thing to keep up your spirits.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3853 on: February 24, 2021, 09:16:54 AM »
For your both I hope it runs a mild course and for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3854 on: February 24, 2021, 10:34:18 AM »
Both I and my wife tested positive today. For two days until last Sunday we have had symptoms of mild flu,  like 37.3 fever, mildly running nose and mildly sore throat, fatigue. Two years ago we'd have ignored them as insignifcant. The only thing that worried us is that I had diminished smell and taste, although today I felt an improvement in this respect. I have no idea where or how we caught it, we always wear masks and keep the distance.

Oh, well! All we can do is stay at home for a fortnight. I can see a massive dose of Haydn coming my way.


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« Reply #3855 on: February 24, 2021, 10:56:39 AM »
Thank you all, guys, your concern and kind words are much appreciated.

îți doresc însănătoșire rapidă, să auzim numai de bine

Mulţumesc mult, să dea Dumnezeu!
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« Reply #3856 on: February 24, 2021, 11:05:31 AM »
A sad, homemade sign posted in a neighbor's front yard, spotted on my daily constitutional: "Covid-19 Took My Friend." 

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3857 on: February 24, 2021, 12:41:19 PM »
Both I and my wife tested positive today. For two days until last Sunday we have had symptoms of mild flu,  like 37.3 fever, mildly running nose and mildly sore throat, fatigue. Two years ago we'd have ignored them as insignifcant. The only thing that worried us is that I had diminished smell and taste, although today I felt an improvement in this respect. I have no idea where or how we caught it, we always wear masks and keep the distance.

Oh, well! All we can do is stay at home for a fortnight. I can see a massive dose of Haydn coming my way.
All strength to you both Andrei. My thoughts are with you.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3858 on: February 24, 2021, 01:06:11 PM »
Recuperare rapidă, Andreï !

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3859 on: February 24, 2021, 01:16:50 PM »
Speedy recovery to you and yours, Andrei !
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