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by Duffus, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 19:25 (67 days ago)

Are they available in Zihuatanejo

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 19:40 (67 days ago) @ Duffus

Are they available in Zihuatanejo

I haven't asked at the farmacia or medical supply store, but I've seen them offered for sale on local social media. I haven't heard any comments from our local health workers about whether they have them or not. At the clinic I visited yesterday when the health emergency was declared all the health workers were wearing facemasks, some different than others, I guess owing to their particular jobs. The guard watching the door didn't have the same kind as the doctors and some nurses, for example.

According to what I understand, if you are not ill or a health worker you do not need a facemask. They are for people who are ill or who need to work with people who are. All a facemask does for someone who isn't ill or who isn't a health worker is make you touch your face more than you would otherwise need to as you constantly readjust and fiddle with it. Health officials ask us to please leave them for the folks for whom they're actually designed to help.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 19:55 (67 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Are they available in Zihuatanejo


I haven't asked at the farmacia or medical supply store, but I've seen them offered for sale on local social media. I haven't heard any comments from our local health workers about whether they have them or not. At the clinic I visited yesterday when the health emergency was declared all the health workers were wearing facemasks, some different than others, I guess owing to their particular jobs. The guard watching the door didn't have the same kind as the doctors and some nurses, for example.

According to what I understand, if you are not ill or a health worker you do not need a facemask. They are for people who are ill or who need to work with people who are. All a facemask does for someone who isn't ill or who isn't a health worker is make you touch your face more than you would otherwise need to as you constantly readjust and fiddle with it. Health officials ask us to please leave them for the folks for whom they're actually designed to help.

Rob- the general belief about masks is changing.
Yes-,we still need to make sure N95s and surgical masks protect front line workers first
But should the time come that there are enough the general public is likely to be advised to wear them as well
In the meantime any face covering is considered protective
There is still a debate about this but I’ve been following the situation from various media pronouncements and this is what I’m picking up

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:31 (66 days ago) @ mosesk

I heard yesterday, because of shortage of masks you can use a scarf. The Dr. said for people not sick, and wanting to wear a mask and not available because the mask was a comfort zone.

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by sdeacon791, Friday, April 03, 2020, 17:57 (64 days ago) @ Paulf

the idea of basic masks is to prevent spread from you to others more than others to you. good idea to wear if available. i have been coming for years. i've lived in guanajuato for 20 years and have a place here. never considered medical care here in zihua. any recomendations if medical care is needed.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, April 03, 2020, 18:26 (64 days ago) @ sdeacon791

the idea of basic masks is to prevent spread from you to others more than others to you. good idea to wear if available. i have been coming for years. i've lived in guanajuato for 20 years and have a place here. never considered medical care here in zihua. any recomendations if medical care is needed.

This is NOT a place to need medical care. Stay healthy.

But you can find my personal recommendations for health care services here on my website. Just click on where it says MEDICAL in the Site Index at the top of the page.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Friday, April 03, 2020, 18:44 (64 days ago) @ sdeacon791

What Rob says. The bigger cities/towns have medical care that is every bit as advanced as the states. If you have risk factors, it might be best to relocate to a larger area.

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by Lilyana @, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 13:33 (66 days ago) @ mosesk

Yes you are correct about the changing thoughts on wearing a mask. I follow the lead of South Korea who have been one of the most successful countries to flatten this pandemic and everyone wears a mask there without exception.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 15:41 (66 days ago) @ Lilyana

China & Korea have been wearing them because of the pollution being so bad.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 20:55 (67 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We have two left over from our trip to China 5 years ago and use them for mixing cement.

:megusta:

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 21:25 (67 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We have two left over from our trip to China 5 years ago and use them for mixing cement.

:megusta:

I have 100 in my garage back in Ojai
They were giving them out like candy during our fires in Dec 2017

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 21:33 (67 days ago) @ mosesk

We remember....

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 06:32 (66 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

If you read between the lines, the "official" reccomendation in the states is that you don't need them, but the main reason for this actually seems ot be that they are in such short supply that they need to go to health care workers first. They stay they are "studying it" based on the experience in Japan and South Korea. My bet is that once the shortage is over the reccomendaiton will change.

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 07:52 (66 days ago) @ Timmac

If you read between the lines, the "official" reccomendation in the states is that you don't need them, but the main reason for this actually seems ot be that they are in such short supply that they need to go to health care workers first. They stay they are "studying it" based on the experience in Japan and South Korea. My bet is that once the shortage is over the reccomendaiton will change.

Attempting social distancing at Mega was a harrowing experience 2 days ago even at 8 am. The check out line was terrifying - people were literally touching one another. We are only going every 10 days and next time we will wear masks.

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by qwerty @, Oregon, USA, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:09 (66 days ago) @ mexicoman

Non-N95 masks don't protect the person wearing them but they do help prevent the wearer from spreading the virus if they are infected but asymptomatic. Given the lack of testing capacity using masks seems like a pretty benign way to help contain the spread. I would never want to use something needed by a medical professional but I have made several of my own to wear when I do have to go out for groceries. It is theorized that South Korea's encouragement of face mask use by the general public helped contain the spread in that country. I watched a figure skating competition that was held in Seoul in February and everyone in the audience was wearing face masks. I'm wondering now if they were provided as people entered the arena.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 09:35 (66 days ago) @ Timmac

If you read between the lines, the "official" reccomendation in the states is that you don't need them, but the main reason for this actually seems ot be that they are in such short supply that they need to go to health care workers first. They stay they are "studying it" based on the experience in Japan and South Korea. My bet is that once the shortage is over the reccomendaiton will change.

I'm going by what was recommended and explained by Dr. Hugo López-Gatell. The person in charge of the Mexican federal government's COVID-19 response. Because of the virus' density it doesn't hover in the air like an aerosol but appears to be getting transmitted among the general public by physical contact, not because someone sneezes or coughs into someone's face as may be more likely in a hospital environment. A plastic face-guard would actually protect the general public better.

¿Debo usar cubrebocas?

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 11:41 (66 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I think you may be right about that. Keeping your hands away from your face is to prevent introducing the virus to your mouth, nose or EYES. One of the concerns I've heard about wearing a mask is that the eyes are still vulnerable in the event some one spews out the virus near you. I also heard a good sneeze or cough can spread the vapor droplets 27 feet, so be liberal with your distances just to be safe/keep others safe. Ditch the contacts and wear your glasses for the time being. The advice on best practice here is no mask, diligent hand washing and keep your hands away from your face. I should add, at the present time....provincial update this aft.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 11:47 (66 days ago) @ islandgirl

I think you may be right about that. Keeping your hands away from your face is to prevent introducing the virus to your mouth, nose or EYES. One of the concerns I've heard about wearing a mask is that the eyes are still vulnerable in the event some one spews out the virus near you. I also heard a good sneeze or cough can spread the vapor droplets 27 feet, so be liberal with your distances just to be safe/keep others safe. Ditch the contacts and wear your glasses for the time being. The advice on best practice here is no mask, diligent hand washing and keep your hands away from your face. I should add, at the present time....provincial update this aft.

and best practice elsewhere is wear a mask...
there are dozens of references on this.
here's one:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-we-can-learn-from-south-korea-and-singapores-efforts-to-stop-coronavirus-in-addition-to-wearing-face-masks-2...

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:05 (66 days ago) @ mosesk

That's why I included the disclaimer of best practice advice here and to be clearer in that means in BC. I, too, am following various reports on advice in other countries/places. Every bit helps to inform us and guide our personal decision making.

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by Lilyana @, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 13:40 (66 days ago) @ mosesk

I am in total agreement with you on this.

Also cover eyes even if it's just glasses or sunglasses.

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by Ironwood @, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:28 (66 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by Ironwood, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:39

I'm going by what was recommended and explained by Dr. Hugo López-Gatell. The person in charge of the Mexican federal government's COVID-19 response. Because of the virus' density it doesn't hover in the air like an aerosol but appears to be getting transmitted among the general public by physical contact, not because someone sneezes or coughs into someone's face as may be more likely in a hospital environment. A plastic face-guard would actually protect the general public better.


After the Governor of Hidalgo tested positive, concerns were raised over whether AMLO should be tested.
Yucatan Times, reporting on the issue, wrote:

"After the confirmation of the positive case by the governor of Hidalgo, the undersecretary of prevention and health promotion, Hugo López-Gattel, ruled out submitting López Obrador to a test to detect the presence of the new strain of the virus.

The official explained that it is unlikely that the president it’s infected because of the time it took the PRI governor to show symptoms of the disease. He also said that, like any citizen, the president will be tested if he shows any symptoms.

“It does not apply because the relevant period of contagiousness begins in the case of the affected person at the time he begins to develop symptoms. The probability that a person in the period before symptoms, that is, the incubation period, is contagious is very low,”Lopez-Gatell explained at the daily conference on the advance of the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico."
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So, apparently, we shouldn't be concerned about those ignoring shelter-in-place and social distancing recommendations unless they are displaying symptoms.

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by Mexalberta @, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:33 (66 days ago) @ Ironwood

April Fools

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 12:43 (66 days ago) @ Ironwood

I'm going by what was recommended and explained by Dr. Hugo López-Gatell. The person in charge of the Mexican federal government's COVID-19 response. Because of the virus' density it doesn't hover in the air like an aerosol but appears to be getting transmitted among the general public by physical contact, not because someone sneezes or coughs into someone's face as may be more likely in a hospital environment. A plastic face-guard would actually protect the general public better.

After the Governor of Hidalgo tested positive, concerns were raised over whether AMLO should be tested.
Yucatan Times, reporting on the issue, wrote:

"After the confirmation of the positive case by the governor of Hidalgo, the undersecretary of prevention and health promotion, Hugo López-Gattel, ruled out submitting López Obrador to a test to detect the presence of the new strain of the virus.

The official explained that it is unlikely that the president it’s infected because of the time it took the PRI governor to show symptoms of the disease. He also said that, like any citizen, the president will be tested if he shows any symptoms.

“It does not apply because the relevant period of contagiousness begins in the case of the affected person at the time he begins to develop symptoms. The probability that a person in the period before symptoms, that is, the incubation period, is contagious is very low,”Lopez-Gatell explained at the daily conference on the advance of the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico."
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So, apparently, we shouldn't be concerned about those ignoring shelter-in-place and social distancing recommendations unless they are displaying symptoms.

Ah ha! No asymptomatic people in Mexico! Sr. Lopez-Gatell knows.

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by Ironwood @, Sunday, April 05, 2020, 20:55 (62 days ago) @ mexicoman

I'm going by what was recommended and explained by Dr. Hugo López-Gatell. The person in charge of the Mexican federal government's COVID-19 response. Because of the virus' density it doesn't hover in the air like an aerosol but appears to be getting transmitted among the general public by physical contact, not because someone sneezes or coughs into someone's face as may be more likely in a hospital environment. A plastic face-guard would actually protect the general public better.

After the Governor of Hidalgo tested positive, concerns were raised over whether AMLO should be tested.
Yucatan Times, reporting on the issue, wrote:

"After the confirmation of the positive case by the governor of Hidalgo, the undersecretary of prevention and health promotion, Hugo López-Gattel, ruled out submitting López Obrador to a test to detect the presence of the new strain of the virus.

The official explained that it is unlikely that the president it’s infected because of the time it took the PRI governor to show symptoms of the disease. He also said that, like any citizen, the president will be tested if he shows any symptoms.

“It does not apply because the relevant period of contagiousness begins in the case of the affected person at the time he begins to develop symptoms. The probability that a person in the period before symptoms, that is, the incubation period, is contagious is very low,”Lopez-Gatell explained at the daily conference on the advance of the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico."
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So, apparently, we shouldn't be concerned about those ignoring shelter-in-place and social distancing recommendations unless they are displaying symptoms.


Ah ha! No asymptomatic people in Mexico! Sr. Lopez-Gatell knows.

Reminds me of a gem of a quote by Stockwell Day, one of our Canadian Conservative politicians, then in opposition, who was a precursor for the kind of verbal nonsense exhibited now by Trump.

Mr. Day, attacking what he described as the ruling party's weak response to a surge in national criminal activity, claimed: "There's been a huge increase in the amount of unreported crime."
Say what?

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by Lilyana @, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 13:36 (66 days ago) @ Timmac

:megusta:

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by Duffus, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 15:45 (66 days ago) @ Duffus

All I asked is if they are available. Still haven't got an answer. Just a no or Yes. If yes where.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 18:07 (66 days ago) @ Duffus

All I asked is if they are available. Still haven't got an answer. Just a no or Yes. If yes where.

Have checked at Disude and 3 other pharmacies.
Have not located any N95 or any what would appear to be highly protective masks.
I have found those blue lightweight cloth/paper masks that you have to tie up at the back of your head.
I bought 10 at a pharmacy on Juarez- sorry can't tell you the name for 3.5 pesos/each
Disude did have gloves, if you're interested

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 16:31 (66 days ago) @ Duffus
edited by jaui, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 17:14

4-01-2020


Are they available in Zihuatanejo

@Duffus

I am here in Z and I have not gone to FarmaPronto or elsewhere to check.
I will do that next time I go out in a few days, and will give you a "Yes" or a "No" accordingly.

But, I found them (N95) on amazon USA for around $20.00 (10 pcs), and they can be sent to MX.

https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Ʀespirator-Comfortable-Surgical-Protection/dp/B086H56NDM/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=N95&qid=1585782771&sr=8-3

Other masks are also shown that, at least from the photo, look like they may be more protective.

The amazon México platform has them, but are around $65.00 for same/similar.

The masks used to protect, for example, from paint fumes or sawdust, etc. could be an alternative?
Those may be sold in a "Ferretería".
Don't know whether or not they would be useful for protection in the current situation.

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by Ironwood @, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 16:52 (66 days ago) @ jaui

4-01-2020


Are they available in Zihuatanejo

@Duffus

I am here in Z and I have not gone to FarmaPronto or elsewhere to check.
I will do that next time I go out in a few days, and will give you a "Yes" or a "No" accordingly.

But, I found them (N95) on amazon USA for around $20.00, and they can be sent to MX.
Other masks are also shown that, at least from the photo, look like they may be more protective.

The amazon México platform has them, but are around $65.00 for same/similar.

The masks used to protect, for example, from paint fumes or sawdust, etc. could be an alternative?
Those may be sold in a "Ferretería".
Don't know whether or not they would be useful for protection in the current situation.

A US hospital employee on TV yesterday was saying that masks (N95s?) which had previously cost the hospitals 40 or 50 cents each were now costing $4 or $5 each. Wasn't profiteering a crime during WW2? Should be now too.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 18:03 (66 days ago) @ jaui

4-01-2020


Are they available in Zihuatanejo

@Duffus

I am here in Z and I have not gone to FarmaPronto or elsewhere to check.
I will do that next time I go out in a few days, and will give you a "Yes" or a "No" accordingly.

But, I found them (N95) on amazon USA for around $20.00 (10 pcs), and they can be sent to MX.

https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Ʀespirator-Comfortable-Surgical-Protection/dp/B086H56NDM/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=N95&qid=1585782771&sr=8-3

Other masks are also shown that, at least from the photo, look like they may be more protective.

The amazon México platform has them, but are around $65.00 for same/similar.

The masks used to protect, for example, from paint fumes or sawdust, etc. could be an alternative?
Those may be sold in a "Ferretería".
Don't know whether or not they would be useful for protection in the current situation.

your link says "ᴋɴ95" masks. I wonder if they are the same as "N95".
But more importantly when I put them in my shopping cart, they will NOT ship to Mexico

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 18:47 (66 days ago) @ mosesk
edited by jaui, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 20:19

4-01-2020


...." your link says "ᴋɴ95" masks. I wonder if they are the same as "N95".
But more importantly when I put them in my shopping cart, they will NOT ship to Mexico.
"

@mosesk

Here's what I came up with, to my address here in Z---->

$19.99
+ $33.00 shipping
This item ships to ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico.
Get it by Tuesday, April 7 - Tuesday, April 14 Choose this date at checkout.
Due to increased demand, we temporarily have reduced product selection available for delivery to your region. We are working to improve selection availability as soon as possible.

Order Summary
Items: $19.99
Shipping & handling: $33.00

As far as if it is N95 or KN95, it shows both #s, so that's a guess.
I would have a look at another mask that You are certain is the N95, and try to compare them.

Below is the description:
10pcs Safety ᴍᴀsᴋ Facial ᴍᴀsᴋ, ᴋɴ95 Disposable ᴍᴀsᴋ, Anti Dust Face ᴍᴀsᴋ ɴ95 Ʀespirator Mouth ᴍᴀsᴋ,Comfortable Surgical ᴍᴀsᴋ Personal Protection Home Office
Total before tax: $52.99
Total: $52.99
Gift Card: -$3.00
Order total: $49.99

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 20:02 (66 days ago) @ jaui

4-01-2020


...." your link says "ᴋɴ95" masks. I wonder if they are the same as "N95".
But more importantly when I put them in my shopping cart, they will NOT ship to Mexico.
"

@mosesk

Here's what I came up with, to my address here in Z---->

$19.99
+ $33.00 shipping
This item ships to ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico.
Get it by Tuesday, April 7 - Tuesday, April 14 Choose this date at checkout.
Due to increased demand, we temporarily have reduced product selection available for delivery to your region. We are working to improve selection availability as soon as possible.

Order Summary
Items: $19.99
Shipping & handling: $33.00

As far as if it is N95 or KN95, it shows both #s, so that's a guess.
I would have a look at another mask that You are certain is the N95, and try to compare them.

Below is the description:
10pcs Safety ᴍᴀsᴋ Facial ᴍᴀsᴋ, ᴋɴ95 Disposable ᴍᴀsᴋ, Anti Dust Face ᴍᴀsᴋ ɴ95 Ʀespirator Mouth ᴍᴀsᴋ,Comfortable Surgical ᴍᴀsᴋ Personal Protection Home Office
Total before tax: $52.99
Estimated tax to be collected:* $0.00
Total: $52.99
Gift Card: -$3.00
Order total: $49.99

Interesting
It simply did not allow for shipping to my address in Zihua

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 20:49 (66 days ago) @ mosesk

Shipping can vary between each particular listing.

It can be tough to figure out, try eBay too and don't forget Mercado Libre.

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by Duffus, Thursday, April 02, 2020, 06:43 (65 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thanks for the info

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 00:29 (64 days ago) @ Duffus

4-04-2020

Re: my reply of 4-01-2020 to a question from Duffus, which was---->

......" Are they available in Zihuatanejo "........

@Duffus

I am here in Z and I have not gone to FarmaPronto or elsewhere to check.
I will do that next time I go out in a few days, and will give you a "Yes" or a "No" accordingly.

Update 4-04-2020
@ Duffus

NO, I did not see any N95.

Farmacias Dr. Simi has some masks for $15 pesos in a 5 count pack.
Farma Pronto sells some masks by-the-piece for $3.50, (as another User previously mentioned the price, but not at what Farmacia.)

I have a white cloth that is double layered. I think it's intended use is a cloth diaper, but works great as a face wrap.
I also heard mention on a radio news show that some scarves, depending on the fabric, may also be sufficient.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 08:59 (63 days ago) @ jaui

Dr. Oz said yesterday, if you don't have a face mask, a scarf will work. Just not for someone who has the virus. You are only trying to stop the fluid from someone else.

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by Ironwood @, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 11:38 (63 days ago) @ jaui

4-04-2020

Re: my reply of 4-01-2020 to a question from Duffus, which was---->

......" Are they available in Zihuatanejo "........

@Duffus

I am here in Z and I have not gone to FarmaPronto or elsewhere to check.
I will do that next time I go out in a few days, and will give you a "Yes" or a "No" accordingly.

Update 4-04-2020
@ Duffus

NO, I did not see any N95.

Farmacias Dr. Simi has some masks for $15 pesos in a 5 count pack.
Farma Pronto sells some masks by-the-piece for $3.50, (as another User previously mentioned the price, but not at what Farmacia.)

I have a white cloth that is double layered. I think it's intended use is a cloth diaper, but works great as a face wrap.
I also heard mention on a radio news show that some scarves, depending on the fabric, may also be sufficient.

I'm guessing those 5-for-15 peso masks are more like the kind you wear when sanding wood.....useless for the current situation. But maybe I'm wrong: a US hospital said they normally paid 40 or 50 cents for masks now being sold for $4 or $5

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 11:52 (63 days ago) @ Ironwood
edited by jaui, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 12:25

4-04-2020

Re----> " I'm guessing those 5-for-15 peso masks are more like the kind you wear when sanding wood.....useless for the current situation. But maybe I'm wrong: a US hospital said they normally paid 40 or 50 cents for masks now being sold for $4 or $5. "

@Ironwood

Thanks for the reply.....

I think the masks sold in Simi & Farma Pronto were surgical masks, which as you suggested may be useless for shielding a person from catching the virus.

Just checked Dr. Oz, per a comment by Paulf in his reply.
He confirms that paper surgical masks are useless as you said......

----> " He explained that paper surgical masks are ineffective since the virus particles can travel right through the material. However, Oz said the masks will at least stop a person from touching their mouth and spreading germs to themselves in that manner. "

Dr. Oz on how to protect against coronavirus: Why paper ...
[Search domain www.foxnews.com/media/dr-oz-coronavirus-protection-tips] https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-oz-coronavirus-protection-tips
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Mehmet Oz told "Fox & Friends" hosts Monday that the best way to prevent infection is quite simple. "You can just wash your hands with regular ...

Many other good articles from Dr. Mehmet Oz.

The price gouging you mentioned is greed at it's finest :-o
If it can be determined who the supplier is of the $4-$5 masks, the corresponding "Authorities" there need to intervene.

Just got news that both my daughter Raquel, and her husband Ramiro (now hospitalized) who is a man from Guerrero with Resident status in the US, BOTH have Positive test results for Covid-19, and also have pneumonia.
They reside in Ohio, along with 3 grand kids, one of which was born here in Z.

This has really hit home. :-|

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jaui

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by Ironwood @, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 13:00 (63 days ago) @ jaui

Just got news that both my daughter Raquel, and her husband Ramiro (now hospitalized) who is a man from Guerrero with Resident status in the US, BOTH have Positive test results for Covid-19, and also have pneumonia.
They reside in Ohio, along with 3 grand kids, one of which was born here in Z.

This has really hit home. :-|

Sorry to hear that the virus has struck so close to home. We're wondering what similar news we'll hear, if and when we ever get back to Zihua, where so many of our friends and acquaintances are in the age group most at risk.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 13:24 (63 days ago) @ Ironwood

Just got news that both my daughter Raquel, and her husband Ramiro (now hospitalized) who is a man from Guerrero with Resident status in the US, BOTH have Positive test results for Covid-19, and also have pneumonia.
They reside in Ohio, along with 3 grand kids, one of which was born here in Z.

This has really hit home. :-|


Sorry to hear that the virus has struck so close to home. We're wondering what similar news we'll hear, if and when we ever get back to Zihua, where so many of our friends and acquaintances are in the age group most at risk.

Since I'm in one of those high-risk groups I would appreciate it very much if anyone who might have to provide health care services for me has the right mask instead of civilians buying them all up leaving the health care providers without enough. Actual health care before fear, please. This whole affair is about trying to provide better health care for everyone who needs it, not just those infected with this virus. This is all about that most Christian principle of all: Love thy neighbor. Maybe selflessness is asking too much and we can't all actually put the needs of others before our own, but how about at least on the same level.

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N95 masks for healthcare workers

by Quadra Paul @, Saturday, April 04, 2020, 14:13 (63 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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