You didn’t form a proper seal around the bridge of your nose.
@RMB, it's psychological
@RMB, ehhh you realize that there are air ducts on your eyes.... could be the perfect seal but still fog up.
@RMB, How do you create a seal with regular eye glasses?
@RiffRaff, air ducts on my eyes? Please do tell
@RMB, it never works lol
@RMB, you can’t seal those anyway. It’s a mask not a respirator
Well that mask makes you more likely to catch it anyway, so take it the fvck off.
@A Deformed Penis, wait what
@A Deformed Penis, yeah, what he said. I'm going into public health so if this is true, I would like to understand.
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, it’s basically a paper napkin over your face
@Empshok, that's a surgical mask. It has a moisture barrier to keep the surgeon from breathing anything on to the patient. They don't seal to the face so it's not going to keep stuff from getting into you. To keep a virus out you need a respirator or if you want to take a nuclear submarine to a knife fight, a legitimate gas mask.
@that crazy Marine, not necessarily. It depends on the mode of transmission. That will generally be made clear by reading what type of precautions are being used: standard, contact, droplet, and airborne. Any mask is only required for droplet and airborne, but that mask is sufficient for droplet precautions. A special filtered respirator is required for airborne precautions, along with a negative pressure isolation room. Droplet precautions include pathogens that must be carried in water and generally have a 3' radius of transmission in a well-ventilated room.
@Empshok, true but in regards to the coronavirus the method of transmission is exactly known. Last I heard it is probably by airborne droplets which anything covering the mouth and nose will protect against, but it it could also be from inhalation or physical contact. It just isn't known yet. Those masks aren't rated for airborne are they? They don't form a true seal. They also aren't rated for 100nm are they?
@that crazy Marine, they are definitely not rated for airborne, but respirators are expensive. If the virus transmits by airborne droplets, that mask should be enough. If it were non_droplet airborne, it would have had a lot more cases, given the area it originated. Airborne precautions are much stricter than droplet precautions.
I'm not trying to be right; I sense a lot of fear and anxiety about this matter. If it spreads via droplet transmission, it's a lot less scary than it could be. Droplet spreads by cough/sneeze, airborne spreads by breathing.
@Empshok, I'm not worried about the virus. If people just want to use surgical masks that's great it will help keep people spreading the virus if it's droplet. From what I understand it's fatality rate is around 4%. Still bad but not as bad as the media is making it seem. Hopefully it's just droplet. Last I checked the theory was it first was airborne transmitted from snake feces after a mutation. Not exactly a droplet type transmission.
@empshok I'm loving this conversation, please don't stop.
@that crazy Marine, "...the method of transmission is exactly known... It just isn't known yet"
@that crazy Marine, I may be confused but that is what you said in a previous comment lol
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, typo, isn't exactly known is what I ment
@that crazy Marine, ah, that makes significantly more sense lol
@that crazy Marine, droplet transmission is currently the most likely mode of transmission, with mucous membrane contact being a distant second possibility. This is according to the CDC's data. I really hope that's the case.
@Empshok, That thing is made to keep your spit in, not other stuff out.
One of the effects of wearing it around all day is that you keep touching it and your face with your filthy hands to adjust it, greatly increasing your risk of contracting contact and droplet born illness.
@A Deformed Penis, not if you replace the mask before it gets moist and wash your hands with warm soap and water before and after any patient contact. Or contact with your own face.
So take it off. If you aren't sick, you have zero percent chance to spread anything.
Perhaps you should just get the virus and depart from this world. I mean you already have bad eye sight, what potential mate would want children who can’t see well.
Jk. Please don’t kill me PC Police
If thats how it actually worked then scientists with goggles could never get work done