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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Monday, April 06, 2020, 17:28 (99 days ago)
edited by jaui, Monday, April 06, 2020, 17:40

4-06-2020

I asked him if it is permissible to go out to buy food, in light of the Quédate en Casa program.

The person who answered the phone at the Centro de Salud said that one can go out and buy food.

I didn't ask him about using a mask.
Though that seems like a prudent thing to do, along with maintaining
"Susana Distancia"

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by Tere @, Monday, April 06, 2020, 20:54 (99 days ago) @ jaui

CDC in the US is recommending everyone use masks, as they now think lots of the cases are passed from asymptomatic people. So, using one can't hurt!

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by Leemr @, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 00:14 (99 days ago) @ Tere

if you can find any here. Suggestions/factual?

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 07:19 (98 days ago) @ Leemr

Lots of videos up on how to make your own from cloth. Likely to prevent transmission from you to others, but of questionable utility for protecting you, but likely better than nothing. Interesting that lots of places seem to have peaked up here, but to early to tell. UW projection of deaths in USA is down slightly to 88K.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 10:59 (97 days ago) @ Timmac

Kathie and her Church Lady Friends got instruction off the internet. I don't know how many they made. My problem, the one she gave me fogs up my glasses- in stays in the truck for when I go to Kroger for groceries and Lowes for yard supplies(both have 1 per family and limit how many customers in store. Kroger has Senior shopping from 7 to 9. When I got there about 10 till 7 there were around 15 people waiting with spacing and had only door to go in with and a monitor was at the entrance door.

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Foggy Glasses

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 11:06 (97 days ago) @ Paulf

Kathie and her Church Lady Friends got instruction off the internet. I don't know how many they made. My problem, the one she gave me fogs up my glasses- in stays in the truck for when I go to Kroger for groceries and Lowes for yard supplies(both have 1 per family and limit how many customers in store. Kroger has Senior shopping from 7 to 9. When I got there about 10 till 7 there were around 15 people waiting with spacing and had only door to go in with and a monitor was at the entrance door.

Snorkelers spit in their facemasks and swish it around a little in the saltwater before donning them to prevent them from fogging up underwater. Don’t know if this’ll help with your glasses. ;-)

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Foggy Glasses

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 11:11 (97 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Sports and diving shops carry anti-fogging products, in case spreading a lunger on your glasses doesn't seem like such a great idea.

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Foggy Glasses

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 12:07 (97 days ago) @ frostbite

Back when I used to teach diving, we could usually get people past the gross out of spitting in their masks by telling them that the bottled spit came from people sitting around in (name your favorite country) and spitting in the bottles.

Once they were over it, we'd really gross them out by one of us turning to the other and saying, "My mouth is dry, spit in my mask for me?"

It also works well in our swim goggles.

I think a mild soap solution works too, but look it up. Spit is way more fun!

Foggy Glasses

by Quadra Paul @, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 21:54 (97 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Worked for me for many years!

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 13:01 (97 days ago) @ Paulf

Does your mask have a wire across your nose to snug it up? I'm just about to attempt making some, and was hoping the wire would prevent the fogging.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 15:24 (97 days ago) @ islandgirl

The mask just have the elastic straps- they do not seal good above the nose. Hate to say it, when no one is around I drop it below my nose and take my glasses off when around people. Is ok if you wear contacts. Oh well that's life- just grin and bear it. Everyone stay safe- we are on our 4th victim, at least no one has passed in our little town. Just read a interesting rumor- some areas are classifying all deaths as virus related even though the persons would not have survived other wise. If this is correct, makes the virus deaths look worse than actual.

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by Ironwood @, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 16:46 (97 days ago) @ Paulf

The mask just have the elastic straps- they do not seal good above the nose. Hate to say it, when no one is around I drop it below my nose and take my glasses off when around people. Is ok if you wear contacts. Oh well that's life- just grin and bear it. Everyone stay safe- we are on our 4th victim, at least no one has passed in our little town. Just read a interesting rumor- some areas are classifying all deaths as virus related even though the persons would not have survived other wise. If this is correct, makes the virus deaths look worse than actual.

On the other hand, some media (Yucatan Times?) have reported on one (or more?) hospitals in Mexico recording a number of deaths as "atypical pneumonia", when there are suspicions that these are COVID19 - related deaths.
As they say:
"There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

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by jay @, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 18:00 (97 days ago) @ Paulf

some areas are classifying all deaths as virus related even though the persons would not have survived other wise..... makes the virus deaths look worse than actual

I'd be interested to know where you heard this rumor. All politicians around the world have a vested political interest in keeping the official numbers as low as possible. It's a near certainty that the number of cases and the number of deaths are drastically undercounted, not overcounted.

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Number Games

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 18:34 (97 days ago) @ jay

some areas are classifying all deaths as virus related even though the persons would not have survived other wise..... makes the virus deaths look worse than actual

I'd be interested to know where you heard this rumor. All politicians around the world have a vested political interest in keeping the official numbers as low as possible. It's a near certainty that the number of cases and the number of deaths are drastically undercounted, not overcounted.

I fundamentally disagree with your premise. Mexico's president has no interest in being misinformed or of misinforming. He can stretch truth and he does, but you cannot hide Covid-19 deaths because if you did funerarias would quickly become a source of infections, a hot zone, and the bodies would start backing up as they became unable to do business. It is in NO ONE'S interests except dictators and The Chump's to lie about the numbers of infected and deaths.

This is not U.S. bashing, it is the TRUTH.
TRUMP SAYS THOSE ON GRAND PRINCESS CRUISE SHIP SHOULD STAY ON BOAT SO U.S. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS DON'T GO UP

We've all been expecting things to get worse in Mexico. Perhaps because enough of the right measures were taken ahead of time Mexico has slowed the advance, but THIS is when it was predicted that the numbers would start doubling more rapidly. Dr. Hugo López-Gatell and his team at the SSA have done a very good if not exemplary job so far getting Mexico ready for what must come. At no time has he been hindered by politicians seeking to deceive the public, and the politicians would possibly literally be committing suicide if they got caught lying to the public now.

You have to understand that Yucatán is heavily PANista and very anti-PRD, anti-Morena, anti-AMLO. Thus their tendency to print stories critical of AMLO such as the one Ironwood referred to even if they have to stretch the truth themselves.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 19:21 (97 days ago) @ Paulf

If the church gals look online, there are instructions to put a little sleeve along the top edge about 6 inches long. Idea is to insert a length of pipe cleaner (ends twisted so they don't poke), maybe 2 twisted together if need be. Then when you put the mask on, you can form the wire in the top edge of the mask to fit the bridge of your nose and cheek bones. When you get home, slip the pipe cleaner out, and wash the mask.
I'm hoping it stops the fog. If I get a mask done any time soon, I'll let you know.

Foggy glasses/nose wire

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Saturday, April 11, 2020, 11:59 (94 days ago) @ Paulf

Just making a mask now. The tutorial I'm following says if you use the wire across the bridge of the nose, the glasses won't fog up. Easy to add a little sleeve to hold the wire, just remove it before washing. Hope that helps.
PS The best material I have found is a set of old sheets that were destined for the thrift store. Lucky they are closed for donations or I wouldn't have the sheets! 100% cotton, and a high thread count so I can't see light thru the weave. They say quilting cotton is good, but I can see more light thru that than the sheets.

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 07:36 (98 days ago) @ Leemr

if you can find any here. Suggestions/factual?

Mercado Libre - I received some on Friday. 120 Pesos each, arrived in 3 days.

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by golden boy @, Winnipeg, Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 12:35 (97 days ago) @ Leemr

I don’t have a sewing machine to make a mask but I found a YouTube video that shows how to make a pleated mask with a glue gun. I made two and they work fit just fine. The US surgeon General also has a video showing how to make a “quickie” mask in about 30 seconds with a piece of cloth and two rubber bands. Easy to find with a quick search on YT.

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by Eli @, Saturday, April 11, 2020, 13:37 (94 days ago) @ Leemr

Make your own. Utube: how to make a face mask”. Or maybe it was “surgical mask”.