COVID-19: How Are You? (Your Personal Notes; Queries; Reports)

AnonyJoolz

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What's your secret? The anti-pollution masks I used to wear here had a similar strip, but I still used to fog up. Still do, with paper and fabric masks (and it's thirty-plus over here, at the moment, as well, so why am I even fogging up?). The only solution I have found is to pull the upper edge of the mask up so that my glasses rest on the mask, not my cheeks. But then that gets uncomfortable, as well...
I'm not sure I wouldn't fog up, either in 30+c!! I do rest my lightweight glasses on the mask, but I only wear the mask when going into busy-ish shops, so no more than maybe 30 minutes at a time about once a week. Apart from that I'm just pottering in my garden and house.
 

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Get a potato, cut it in half, rub the potato flesh on the glass. The thin layer of starch prevents the fogging.
 

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Get a potato, cut it in half, rub the potato flesh on the glass. The thin layer of starch prevents the fogging.
Eh? That would leave as much residue on my specs as my breath. Although you've got me wondering now if proper 'glasses cleaner' might prevent fogging?
 

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Ah hang on, did ya mean rub with a spud then rinse it off?
 

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The question about masks, as I understand it, is that they are recommended (in Canada) if you cannot keep the 2m distance between people. I now have to wear a mask for 8 hours at work because I work in close contact with vulnerable people. It is more for their protection than mine. The regular masks (the ones that dentists etc use) only basically prevent you from spreading your germs. It does not really protect you from others - only if they are wearing one as well. Hand washing, not touching your face and social distancing are still the better options. Though now, in Canada, they are saying that you are also safer from contracting c19 outdoors, because of the ability to distance easier.

Some people at work have made their own cloth masks. Our agency has clearly stated that they may use them, but each person is responsible for making sure that their masks are washed, and the cloth masks are not considered PPE.

I find it difficult to breathe in any type of mask. I am not asthmatic. It'll be quite difficult in the humid summer trying to work and wear a mask.
 

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What's your secret? The anti-pollution masks I used to wear here had a similar strip, but I still used to fog up. Still do, with paper and fabric masks (and it's thirty-plus over here, at the moment, as well, so why am I even fogging up?). The only solution I have found is to pull the upper edge of the mask up so that my glasses rest on the mask, not my cheeks. But then that gets uncomfortable, as well...
The last two paper masks I was given to wear fogded up by my glasses and me breathing .. a virus anthem for everyone tonight:

 
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Thank goodness I only need my glasses for reading, but I have had them fog up when using the masks at work. I see from the article that anti-glare makes most of the anti-fogging tips useless. Mine are anti-glare. I can't see anything with any glare, so I guess I'm stuck, but again I only need them for reading. What did that prescription say again? lol
 

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Does anyone have tips for anti-fogey? :cool:
 

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Does anyone have tips for anti-fogey? :cool:

Well, you could take a deep breath, put your glasses on and read until you need to breath again and remove them before you exhale. That would become tedious right quick wouldn't it? I'll just grab my coat. :mcoat:
 

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The only known effective anti-fogey treatment is to never grow up. You won't live any longer, but you'll fret a lot less.
I keep seeing Willford Brimley talking to that kid in the movie, Cocoon, telling him he will never grow old. lol
 

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Thank goodness I only need my glasses for reading, but I have had them fog up when using the masks at work.
Pinch the wire of the mask high over the bridge of your nose, so there's a hole for the breath to escape above your nose instead of it coming out at the top of your cheeks under your specs.

EDIT Here I've done you a picture:

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Pinch the wire of the mask high over the bridge of your nose, so there's a hole for the breath to escape above your nose instead of it coming out at the top of your cheeks under your specs.

EDIT Here I've done you a picture:

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You shouldn’t have any gaps in the seal. It should be tight to your face all the way around. we take temperatures of anyone entering our office/welfare to make sure they do not have a fever. The guys taking the temperature have been provided with all the necessary PPE and I paid for a fellow to come in and do face fit testing. The boys sent a photo to my boss of the final set up as good practice. I pointed out that the guy in the mask, even after training, has his mask on upside down. I give in.
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My rifle range is reopening, but the operating instructions must have been devised by a proper Fun Sponge: Strict 45-minute details, wait in car park until called in, no socialising, yadda yadda...

If I didn't need to check the zero on my stalking rifle after my recent debacle, I don't think I'd really be too tempted.

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I keep seeing Willford Brimley talking to that kid in the movie, Cocoon, telling him he will never grow old. lol
I thought he was actually old in that film! He was only 50 or so. He's still around.
 

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I haven't been able to successfully wear a mask without edging into panic attack territory so far but I'm still trying. I hate anything on my face, even make-up.
 

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Lucky for me that it isn't mandatory here because I don't think I could wear one. Like Staticgirl, I hate anything on my face, even make-up.
 

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You shouldn’t have any gaps in the seal. It should be tight to your face all the way around. we take temperatures of anyone entering our office/welfare to make sure they do not have a fever. The guys taking the temperature have been provided with all the necessary PPE and I paid for a fellow to come in and do face fit testing. The boys sent a photo to my boss of the final set up as good practice. I pointed out that the guy in the mask, even after training, has his mask on upside down. I give in.View attachment 26498View attachment 26499
That's pretty funny. I was volunteering at a hospital just before all this broke (they quickly banned volunteers) and every new hire had to go through mask fitting and mask training and they didn't want to hear about beards. They were very serious about it.
 

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Does anyone have tips for anti-fogey?
Yes. What you're really looking for is improvised "anti-dim", as was/is used on gasmasks (or respirators) since WW1 and onwards.

Get some basic unscented soap, and a dedicated glasses cleaning cloth. Warm the soap on a radiator or with a hair-drier, then lightly-impregnate the cloth with a slight layer of soap (just the once).

Then use this to sparingly coat the inside surface of the lenses of your glasses/spectacles/eyeglasses/googles/visor....or even respirator. A tiny amount goes a loong way.

(EDIT- 'Pears' clear soap is good)

GAS MASKS Collector's Guide for Identifying Common American Military Gas Masks
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I never expected I'd be sharing this kind of niche knowledge with civilians. But: we do now live in an ever-stranger world.

Let's seriously hope I don't need to resort to dredging-up my entire back-catalogue....
 

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I haven't been able to successfully wear a mask without edging into panic attack territory so far but I'm still trying. I hate anything on my face, even make-up.
You could pretend it was glasses for your mouth. Not joking, try to take the fear out of it. Say you're in disguise or something.
 

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An old friend lost his life due to Covid-19. I'd dropped out of touch with Tarlach but he was a larger than life character, I'll never forget his Save Sodomy From Ulster T-Shirt.

Tarlach MacNiallais
1962-2020


The month of March began with a glorious Sunday morning, perfect for the St Pat’s For All Parade in Queens, New York, that celebrates diversity and equality as much as Irish heritage and culture. Among the organisers was the gregarious Tarlach MacNiallais, who had worked long and hard for inclusion of the long excluded.

He was known for his decades of advocacy for LGBT and disability rights. “A battering ram on issues of importance,” according to Harriet Golden, a vice-president at AHRC New York City, an organisation that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, where MacNiallais worked for nearly 35 years.

MacNiallais died on April 1st. He was 57. The cause was complications of the coronavirus, according to friends and family.

He was born Terence Nellis in Belfast on October 9th, 1962, the 10th of 11 children of John James Nellis, a bus conductor, and Una Nellis, a homemaker. He later adopted the Irish language version of his name.

.He responded to the “Save Ulster From Sodomy” campaign of the 1970s – an ultimately unsuccessful effort to keep homosexual acts illegal in Northern Ireland – by helping to mount a counter campaign with the slogan “Save Sodomy From Ulster”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and...gner-for-lgbt-and-disability-rights-1.4247556


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Tarlach wearing that famous T-Shirt.
 

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AnonyJoolz

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An old friend lost his life due to Covid-19. I'd dropped out of touch with Tarlach but he was a larger than life character, I'll never forget his Save Sodomy From Ulster T-Shirt.

Tarlach MacNiallais
1962-2020


The month of March began with a glorious Sunday morning, perfect for the St Pat’s For All Parade in Queens, New York, that celebrates diversity and equality as much as Irish heritage and culture. Among the organisers was the gregarious Tarlach MacNiallais, who had worked long and hard for inclusion of the long excluded.

He was known for his decades of advocacy for LGBT and disability rights. “A battering ram on issues of importance,” according to Harriet Golden, a vice-president at AHRC New York City, an organisation that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, where MacNiallais worked for nearly 35 years.

MacNiallais died on April 1st. He was 57. The cause was complications of the coronavirus, according to friends and family.

He was born Terence Nellis in Belfast on October 9th, 1962, the 10th of 11 children of John James Nellis, a bus conductor, and Una Nellis, a homemaker. He later adopted the Irish language version of his name.

.He responded to the “Save Ulster From Sodomy” campaign of the 1970s – an ultimately unsuccessful effort to keep homosexual acts illegal in Northern Ireland – by helping to mount a counter campaign with the slogan “Save Sodomy From Ulster”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and...gner-for-lgbt-and-disability-rights-1.4247556


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Tarlach wearing that famous T-Shirt.
I am sorry to hear about your friend @ramonmercado, my condolences.
 
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