A Successful N95 Mask Is Where You Keep Your COVID Virus Germs.

JAG

Active member
Let us assume the following.
John Doe wears his N95 mask for 6 hours before he discards it and dons a new mask.
______________

{While keeping in mind that many people wear the same mask all day and some
people wear the same mask for several days.}
__________

Now for the particulars , , ,

Tom Jones is infected with COVID virus germs.

John Doe gets within 3 feet of Tom Jones and Tom Jones coughs and sprays
COVID virus germs onto John Doe's N95 mask.

John Doe's N95 mask STOPS the COVID virus germs which are NOW on the
surface of John Doe's N95 mask.

For the next 6 hours John Doe runs errands all over town as he carries Tom
Jones' COVID virus germs around with him for the next 6 hours on his N95
mask. John Doe touches his N95 mask several times as he removes it while
in his car as he is traveling about town running errands and visiting friends.

So?

So a successful-N95-mask-wearing turns your N95 mask into a storage
facility where you store your COVID virus germs as long as you wear the
now infected N95 mask.

How long does COVID virus germs live on surfaces?
Here is what Web MD says:
Start quote:
"Most viruses can live for several hours on a surface that they land on.
A variety of studies are looking at how long the virus stays alive on a
variety of surfaces. One study showed the virus lived for up to 4 hours
on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to 2 to 3 days on
plastic or stainless steel."
End quote
Link: How long can COVID-19 live on surfaces? (webmd.com)

See if you can "find a hole" in that logic up there -- see if you can find
a weak spot in the OP's proposition that says this:


A Successful N95 Mask Is Where You Keep
Your COVID Virus Germs.


JAG
 

Mike McK

Active member
{While keeping in mind that many people wear the same mask all day and some
people wear the same mask for several days.}
"Several days"??? Amateurs! I wear mine until the straps fall off.

Incidentally, my glasses fog up every time I exhale, demonstrating that the mask is not stopping any germs I might have.
 

Chuckz

Member
Let us assume the following.
John Doe wears his N95 mask for 6 hours before he discards it and dons a new mask.
______________

{While keeping in mind that many people wear the same mask all day and some
people wear the same mask for several days.}
__________

Now for the particulars , , ,

Tom Jones is infected with COVID virus germs.

John Doe gets within 3 feet of Tom Jones and Tom Jones coughs and sprays
COVID virus germs onto John Doe's N95 mask.

John Doe's N95 mask STOPS the COVID virus germs which are NOW on the
surface of John Doe's N95 mask.

For the next 6 hours John Doe runs errands all over town as he carries Tom
Jones' COVID virus germs around with him for the next 6 hours on his N95
mask. John Doe touches his N95 mask several times as he removes it while
in his car as he is traveling about town running errands and visiting friends.

So?

So a successful-N95-mask-wearing turns your N95 mask into a storage
facility where you store your COVID virus germs as long as you wear the
now infected N95 mask.

How long does COVID virus germs live on surfaces?
Here is what Web MD says:
Start quote:
"Most viruses can live for several hours on a surface that they land on.
A variety of studies are looking at how long the virus stays alive on a
variety of surfaces. One study showed the virus lived for up to 4 hours
on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to 2 to 3 days on
plastic or stainless steel."
End quote
Link: How long can COVID-19 live on surfaces? (webmd.com)

See if you can "find a hole" in that logic up there -- see if you can find
a weak spot in the OP's proposition that says this:


A Successful N95 Mask Is Where You Keep
Your COVID Virus Germs.


JAG

The reality is, most people cannot buy an N95 mask today.

You have to be fitted for an N95 mask and know how to wear it.

Is your solution not to wear masks and get Covid instead?

I've been wearing two masks. I also took my vacation during the holidays so I can be home away from peak transmissions.
 
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