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someoldcoderguy 4 points ago +4 / -0

Personally, I believe all of them were developed too fast. This was the primary reason I initially was waiting to see how things went when they first came out. Now... no f'ing way I will play that Russian roulette game with my life or my child's life.

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someoldcoderguy 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am a 30 year old in otherwise good health

Correction: You were a "30 year old in otherwise good health". Now... not so much.

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someoldcoderguy 1 point ago +1 / -0

While 95% may be better than nothing (and may be "pretty good"); however, when you live or die by the effectiveness of your PPE, it is not very comforting.

Additionally, only wearing a N95 mask when your other vectors are exposed, is like doing a space walk with only your helmet on. Sure, you might survive for a few minutes, but the odds are not in your favor.

As for the surgical/cloth masks. I agree, they really are pretty much worthless. The best they might do is catch a little of the larger particles when you cough. Maybe.

Finally, a medical grade, this is the important distinction, medical grade N95 masks are only as good as the person's knowledge of how to use it is. In a perfect scenario, where the user knows how to don and doff, understands decontamination, and uses it properly, will have potentially 95% protection for a limited time. However, the general grade N95 mask that can be bought at the hardware store is not the same thing. In fact, I believe it states as much on the packaging.

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someoldcoderguy 14 points ago +15 / -1

As a former Hazmat Technician, can confirm. And before you scream at me, "but N95...".

No.

First, a medical grade N95 mask is only about 95% effective against the virus. And that only protects your mouth and nose. There are other vectors for the virus.

Second, as most (almost all) of the population of the planet have not been trained in proper PPE use, they will use it incorrectly. There is a whole process for the donning and doffing of PPE, that includes the storage, cleaning and care of said PPE. This does not include sticking it in your pocket, purse, glove compartment, etc..

Third, decontamination is critical for exiting the contaminated environment. If you don't properly decontaminate, then everything is potentially contaminated.

So, just wearing a N95 mask does little to protect you or others. A level B with a full face respirator, may work if the ears are not a vector (I hadn't heard about them being a vector before, but it doesn't surprise me). Otherwise, a level A suit would be required and would be almost impossible for use with the general public as it requires an air source.

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someoldcoderguy 4 points ago +4 / -0

So, Nextdoor is an expert on PPE now. Interesting... considering what was stated was factual.

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someoldcoderguy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mr. Potato Head is better looking.

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someoldcoderguy 2 points ago +2 / -0

All you need to do is look at the voting turnout in Michigan to understand HOW this happened. 600% voter turnout in Wayne county. I believe it was 400% turnout in Muskegon county, and 300% in Kent county. Along with many others. Yet, there wasn't any malfeasance/fraud in voting. Even though a 70% turnout is considered to be almost unheard of (as in extremely high).

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someoldcoderguy 1 point ago +1 / -0

And he defiled his own pants on numerous occasions.

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someoldcoderguy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, I no longer wonder how people could allow or participate in such evil.

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someoldcoderguy 3 points ago +3 / -0

You've seen how she dresses... are you really shocked by this?

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someoldcoderguy 8 points ago +8 / -0

They had to create the fake white house, so that everything could be hosed down after Biden used it. 💦💩

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someoldcoderguy 6 points ago +6 / -0

If they run, they will get 500 million votes. All from Wayne county Michigan.

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someoldcoderguy 6 points ago +6 / -0

Which system? I am in Central Wisconsin (recently moved) and just started moving my records to one of them. Just need to know if I need to try to move them to another system.

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