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Re: good article about the flu

Posted by BCSteve on May 1, 2009, 4:05 pm, in reply to "good article about the flu"

If you are going to go and look for mask's to wear try and get the N-95 type of mask. The surgical type of mask will not stop very much.We have read this is many news postings such as this:

N95 masks, oval-shaped, tightly fitted masks that cover the whole face and nose down to below the chin, filter out these very small droplets.

Surgical masks "will protect you from people who are coughing in your face," Briedis says. But most influenza is transmitted by the small particles. Briedis says surgical masks will provide no more than 10 to 20 per cent protection."They're more show than substance. People like to feel that they're doing something. It's a psychological boost. But in practice, it's not particularly effective."


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