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So Is it the new normal to wear our masks under the nose now? While shopping at Walmart today we noticed most and yes I mean most of the employees working south of the cash registers wearing masks under their noses. Several shoppers doing the same. Two weeks ago the police came in after a gringo not wearing a mask at Walmart.

Just a heads up in case you want to change your shopping plans.

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Here is a poster they could use.

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If you wear it under the nose the nasty little corona viruses are trapped by the snot that drips there.  :D 

Just keep your distance.  The less you see the better.  🤣

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Yes, it is cooler.  Your masks helps to prevent others from catching the virus from you so covering the nose is not near as important as covering the mouth.

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28 minutes ago, cedros said:

Yes, it is cooler.  Your masks helps to prevent others from catching the virus from you so covering the nose is not near as important as covering the mouth.

I sure hope that was sarcasm...

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16 minutes ago, cedros said:

Yes, it is cooler.  Your masks helps to prevent others from catching the virus from you so covering the nose is not near as important as covering the mouth.

If you sneeze and have the virus, how does your mask help protect others from your sneeze

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3 hours ago, cedros said:

Yes, it is cooler.  Your masks helps to prevent others from catching the virus from you so covering the nose is not near as important as covering the mouth.

So then why is the swab for the virus done thru the nose????

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3 hours ago, cedros said:

Yes, it is cooler.  Your masks helps to prevent others from catching the virus from you so covering the nose is not near as important as covering the mouth.

Girl??? What you say???

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Mouth nose and eyes is how the bug inters. So if you do not cover your eyes why cover your nose where it is harder for the bug to enter. Masks only for those infected. 

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9 minutes ago, vetteforron said:

Mouth nose and eyes is how the bug inters. So if you do not cover your eyes why cover your nose where it is harder for the bug to enter. Masks only for those infected. 

Masks prevent the large number of people with the virus but no symptoms from spreading it to you.  It doesn't need to be fancy just cover your face and nose. The masks only for the infected advice is obsolete based on the fact of the early 95/pro mask shortage.  Also how do you know if you are infected? For four to eight days you can have and spread the virus and not feel a thing. Some folks have the virus and never develop any symptoms. Wear a mask in public.

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Some folks have breathing problems that the mask exacerbates. Years ago i thought that I had a deviated septum since sometimes I had seemed to have some breathing problems and the specialist told me that this was not the case but that my nostrils were on the smaller size. I notice that with a mask I sometimes have problems getting air so have to pull it down to clear my nose. I try to keep it up if anywhere near others but I am sure there are those with much worse problems than I. I have also read of some car accidents being caused by some with breathing problems suffering blackouts from wearing masks. By the way, why on God's green earth would anyone (especially with breathing problems) be driving alone with a mask on?

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3 minutes ago, gringohombre said:

Some folks have breathing problems that the mask exacerbates. Years ago i thought that I had a deviated septum since sometimes I had seemed to have some breathing problems and the specialist told me that this was not the case but that my nostrils were on the smaller size. I notice that with a mask I sometimes have problems getting air so have to pull it down to clear my nose. I try to keep it up if anywhere near others but I am sure there are those with much worse problems than I. I have also read of some car accidents being caused by some with breathing problems suffering blackouts from wearing masks. By the way, why on God's green earth would anyone (especially with breathing problems) be driving alone with a mask on?

Correct use requires you not to touch the outside during or after use of the mask as it is a possible to transfer virus on the outside to your hands or face.

If you enter a store, get in your car and drive to another store you should keep the mask on and not touch it.

If it is a problem to drive with the mask on between stops... follow proper procedure..remove the mask and dispose of it or place in plastic container for later washing, then disinfect your hands, before touching anything. When you reach your next destination disinfect your hands again, place a new mask correctly. DO NOT use the prior mask (if it is re-usable).  

Suggest if you are not getting enough air through your nose while wearing the mask to breath through your mouth. 

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14 hours ago, WideSky said:

So then why is the swab for the virus done thru the nose????

They do not swab the nose per se, but the sinus cavity is swabbed . Hence the feeling like the swab is going up into the brain . 

 

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4 hours ago, vetteforron said:

Mouth nose and eyes is how the bug inters. So if you do not cover your eyes why cover your nose where it is harder for the bug to enter. Masks only for those infected. 

Since you don't seem to have read the information that has been out for months re mask wearing, wearing a mask is more to prevent you from infecting others, should you be infected yourself, very possibly without knowing, as it is starting to appear that the majority of cases may be asymptomatic but still contagious, than to prevent others from infecting you. You breathe out through your nose. Your eyes do not exude breath and droplets.

 

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The virus is a respiratory virus.  Any virus inhaled via the nose has a direct pathway to the lungs.  A virus in your mouth may just end up  in the stomach with all that lovely acid, or it could also get to the lungs.   Cover both!

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17 hours ago, WideSky said:

So then why is the swab for the virus done thru the nose????

Easier that from the throat

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20 hours ago, HookEmHorns said:

If you sneeze and have the virus, how does your mask help protect others from your sneeze

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Guess. It is so obvious if you have a proper mask.

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2 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

Correct use requires you not to touch the outside during or after use of the mask as it is a possible to transfer virus on the outside to your hands or face.

If you enter a store, get in your car and drive to another store you should keep the mask on and not touch it.

If it is a problem to drive with the mask on between stops... follow proper procedure..remove the mask and dispose of it or place in plastic container for later washing, then disinfect your hands, before touching anything. When you reach your next destination disinfect your hands again, place a new mask correctly. DO NOT use the prior mask (if it is re-usable).  

Suggest if you are not getting enough air through your nose while wearing the mask to breath through your mouth. 

If you want to be picky your are missing a number o steps.

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2 hours ago, lcscats said:

Vetteforron can't you handle being wrong?  You were handing out bad  advice.  

There is lots of bad advice around. Judge for yourself.

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The most common name in Spanish for these masks is "cubrebocas".  Mouth covers. 

Many people don't "get it" that the nose also needs to be covered.

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1 hour ago, cedros said:

If you want to be picky your are missing a number o steps.

I was trying to explain why some people might be wearing the mask in their car.  Saves a lot of work. Most people have never read the instructions for the different mask types. 

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8 hours ago, vetteforron said:

Mouth nose and eyes is how the bug inters. So if you do not cover your eyes why cover your nose where it is harder for the bug to enter. Masks only for those infected. 

This concerns me not only because it is bad advice but because vetteforron is co-owner of a care home which likely has a number of residents in the vulnerable age bracket. Please tell me that he, and his employees, are following accepted medical protocol.

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