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    Default N95 masks, gloves and ppe

    If anyone here is on the fence about getting any of these things sooner is better than later. I just heard from corporate that China isn't shipping anymore and is keeping everything for themseleves. What is left in the supply chain is all there will be for a while.

    Not tinfoil but a pragmatic heads up.
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    Roger that. Thanks for the heads-up.

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    I took inventory of my "Open In Case Of Pandemic" box over the weekend. (30 years as an EMT and public health nerd. What can I say?)

    Apparently, a great number of my N95/P100 masks have disappeared to woodworking and drywall projects since the last major Ebola virus scare. I was able to snag some more on Amazon, but it was significantly more difficult and expensive than I would have liked.

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    Insider tip: If you need a few masks, just about every hospital has a stand near the entrances that has a box of them for the public. I wouldn't recommend taking the box, but putting a few in your pocket for a rainy day wouldn't be a bad idea.

    And since the corona virus is airborne, that's pretty much what you'd need.

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    I like my Coronavirus with a lime disease wedge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    I like my Coronavirus with a lime disease wedge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    If anyone here is on the fence about getting any of these things sooner is better than later. I just heard from corporate that China isn't shipping anymore and is keeping everything for themseleves. What is left in the supply chain is all there will be for a while.

    Not tinfoil but a pragmatic heads up.
    Not only are they stopping shipments from China but people here with family in China are buying out stores to send them back home. These are not items that are normally stocked in high volumes, so if you want them at all for the next few months, now is the time. Gloves or safety glasses(both potentially equally as important) I haven’t heard anything about. Masks are the low-hanging fruit for the mildly informed, but you’re just as likely to get it if a particle from a sneeze hits your eye.
    Industrial and commercial work will take a hit if no one can source masks. Work will either slow or incur increased cost in protective measures. OSHA bumped up particulate protection requirements a couple years ago, requiring masks or engineered protection measures when exposed to silicates/dust from concrete work, Sheetrock, and many other sources. At minimum the panic will cause dust mask prices to go up but that’s a rounding error for most commercial projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Ron View Post
    Gloves or safety glasses(both potentially equally as important) I haven’t heard anything about. Masks are the low-hanging fruit for the mildly informed, but you’re just as likely to get it if a particle from a sneeze hits your eye.

    Exactly.
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    For airborne transmission of pathogens to actually be a viable concern people need to be in fairly close proximity; well inside what should be most switched on people's "comfort bubble". Masks are an OK thing for sick people to wear if they care about the rest of the herd. But in reality besides making people feel safer, the protection that a mask provides is as a barrier keeping their filthy hands out of their nose and mouth where most viral transmissions occur.

    WASH YOUR MOTHERF*#@ING Hands! and keep them out of your mouth and nose.

    ETA: as a point of reference this is from CDC about typical flu deaths in the United States annually - (influenza-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of 12,000 (during 2011-2012) to a high of 56,000 (during 2012-2013)...... OMG the sky is falling! No its actually probably not, but it sells the shit out of news time
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    We had a safety brief yesterday. I work at a DFW hospital. Our standard right now is protection of ourselves and non-infected patients IF we come into contact with a patient who “meets the criteria.” Both check in staff have been given masks and gowns in the event they’d need to gown up and escort the patient to a room, immediately stopping the check in process. There are no additional precautions being taken right now and all we are wearing are the slip on masks and paper gowns.

    That said, there have been zero confirmed cases in the DFW metroplex as of the last time we got an update but this was yesterday afternoon.


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