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Old 04-24-2020, 12:36 PM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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i have a mask but i dont buy it that the united states could not make one for everyone.



We could have health care coverage and food and shelter for everyone too, but we don't. Take off some of those bootstraps and make a mask.
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Old 04-24-2020, 12:37 PM
 
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This is a lie, I know this from personal experience. Plaquenil, aka hydroxycycholoquine, is taken at 400-800mg/day for months and years at a time by people with autoimmune conditions. It is very well tolerated, when taken alone the only significant long term problem is a retinopathy, and it is recommended that you have a specialized eye exam yearly to monitor for the retinopathy. https://www.verywellhealth.com/plaqu...r-eyes-3421852 But the recommended course of the drug for the virus is only 3g spread out over a week, not long enough to cause a retinopathy. Sure Plaquenil might interact with some other medication one is taking, but this is true for any medication, that is what Doctors are for, to evaluate those interactions and risks.
Yes I was on it for a good 6 months myself, tolerated it very well. Unfortunately though, the latest reports from hospitals show it not being very effective in COVID19 patients.
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Old 04-24-2020, 12:59 PM
 
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Yes I was on it for a good 6 months myself, tolerated it very well. Unfortunately though, the latest reports from hospitals show it not being very effective in COVID19 patients.
I heard the idea was to take that medicine with zinc. the medicine pushes zinc into the cell.
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:00 PM
 
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Unruly is unruly. The transit authority set a policy for protection of the driver as well as fellow passengers. He made the decision to disregard the safety of others and not comply, and rather than cooperate with the driver who already has a dangerous and thankless enough job as it is, acted like a complete knucklehead. I HOPE the cops at least left him with a few scratches and bruises. He's luck fellow passengers didn't give him a pounding, I can't say I wouldn't have.






Yay! Now the drivers and passengers must risk their lives because of the actions of a grown child who doesn't like to follow the rules set for his own and everyone else's protection. Go him!!!
I agree, completely. Quite apparent that this passenger has no regard for anyone, including himself, ironically. I have no sympathy for him--in fact, I don't know how anyone could, in the first place.

It can be excruciatingly difficult to have any patience with people who aren't making any effort to do the right thing, especially in keeping one's distance, and also wearing some type of mask, either from hospital stock or something made at home.
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Old 04-24-2020, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I dont think just because you give one person a mask that others wont show up without one. people have been lemmings and wear masks outside when they are not even near people or they even wear them in their car.

the rider was not causing problems he should of never been forcefully removed from the bus. some people need public transportation to get to work. yes that still happens.

Wearing them in your car makes sense. Once the mask is on, it should stay on until you get somewhere where you can wash your hands to safely remove it. While the main point is to catch your own droplets so they can't infect someone else if you're asymptomatic or presymptomatic, they also provide some protection from other people's germs and the virus would remain on the outside of your mask.



I wear two masks on the rare occasions I need to go to the store - a surgical mask and then a cloth mask on top of that, mostly to protect the limited surgical masks that I have. I don't wear the mask in the car on the way to the store, but once it's on, it doesn't come back off until I get into my home so I can wash my hands, remove the mask, then wash my hands again as well as my face. You have to avoid cross contamination.



The same is also true when out walking. If you're in an urban area where sidewalks are crowded or even on a nature trail where you have to pass people within 10-15 feet (further if you or others are running), you should wear a mask with those same cross contamination rules.


There's literally no excuse not to wear a mask. I've even seen tutorials to make them out of socks. Public transit workers are forced to be exposed to other people all day as part of their jobs, and it's essential that the public do the bare minimum to keep them safe. Wearing a mask does far more to protect others than it does to protect you, so that's what makes it all the worse when people refuse to wear them. You better believe many of those people wouldn't put up a fight if it provided more protection for them.
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Old 04-24-2020, 03:54 PM
 
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Wearing them in your car makes sense. Once the mask is on, it should stay on until you get somewhere where you can wash your hands to safely remove it. While the main point is to catch your own droplets so they can't infect someone else if you're asymptomatic or presymptomatic, they also provide some protection from other people's germs and the virus would remain on the outside of your mask.



I wear two masks on the rare occasions I need to go to the store - a surgical mask and then a cloth mask on top of that, mostly to protect the limited surgical masks that I have. I don't wear the mask in the car on the way to the store, but once it's on, it doesn't come back off until I get into my home so I can wash my hands, remove the mask, then wash my hands again as well as my face. You have to avoid cross contamination.



The same is also true when out walking. If you're in an urban area where sidewalks are crowded or even on a nature trail where you have to pass people within 10-15 feet (further if you or others are running), you should wear a mask with those same cross contamination rules.


There's literally no excuse not to wear a mask. I've even seen tutorials to make them out of socks. Public transit workers are forced to be exposed to other people all day as part of their jobs, and it's essential that the public do the bare minimum to keep them safe. Wearing a mask does far more to protect others than it does to protect you, so that's what makes it all the worse when people refuse to wear them. You better believe many of those people wouldn't put up a fight if it provided more protection for them.
now I get the keeping the mask on in the car. when i do come home from the store i take my mask off in the car but i have been washing my hands everytime i enter my appartment. ya the mask will get dirty and there are only so many masks people have. Whats the best way to sanitize them? you can not put them in a washing machine if its not a T shirt mask.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:30 PM
 
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I went on a walk the other day and didn’t wear a mask
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:39 PM
 
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What is happening.. we had 5000 new cases -- yes 5000.

200 deaths.

This is not working.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:43 PM
 
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5000 cases reflects reporting errors and a backlog back to April 13. It’s not a single day total


https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-da...-2020/download

Last edited by BostonMike7; 04-24-2020 at 05:01 PM..
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:46 PM
 
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5000 cases reflects a reporting errors and a backlog back to April 13 It’s not a single day total

https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-da...-2020/download
Oh phew... I should probably read next time.
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