I got my first mask the other day when I took out the rubbish and made a quick trip to the supermarket. I had tried buying some online but there were so many kinds to choose from that I just got confused and gave up. I thought it would be easier at the pharmacy but it wasn’t really. Sure there were fewer choices but I still had no idea what I was looking for. So I bought five of these cheap one-use paper ones and was a bit surprised when the woman just took them out of a large box of masks and put them in a bag. I mean, they weren’t wrapped in plastic or anything, and although I had seen her disinfecting her gloved hands when I walked in, I did think about the irony of catching the virus from my mask.
Anyhow, they’re not very nice to wear, are they? I can’t imagine having one on all day, especially in summer, as it gets quite hot under there. But since it looks like it may become mandatory for us to start wearing masks outside, any advice on what kind I should buy? I still have four, so that should keep me going for the next forty days (más o menos), but deliveries have been taking longer lately. If you have a link to some that you have purchased and would recommend that would be even better. Thanks!
Wendy Vance said:
That’s the kind that I wear. If it has a metal clip across the nose, you should pinch it to make a snug fit and seal around the top of your nose.
I have been folding my own out of squares of material.
Like the US atty general showed on YouTube.
They aren’t too bad to wear but you need to use hair ties or sock top elastic and not rubber bands. At least I could breathe in these.
I bought some plain jersey black ones online and they are too small for my giant head and mashed my nose in.
They looked cooler though. 🙂
Liz Haughton said:
I’m making cotton reusable ones, using funky fabrics. You are now officially on the list. They are as effective as any non medical ones, I.e. not very on their own, but used with all other safety measures (hand washing etc) they can help. They are more to stop the wearer inadvertently passing in the virus but I find a little comfort knowing if someone gets to close and isn’t wearing one that I have at least one barrier.
They wash at 60 degrees. Making this weekend so will get them in the post ASAP. Xx