Masked up!

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Sweaty Betty
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Masked up!

Post by Sweaty Betty » Wed 25 Mar 2020 10:48

Anyone found a where to buy face masks? Tried the pharmacy and the Carrefour in Larqoue but no luck. I did read somewhere that volunteers are making them - but not where to get them! Any ideas?

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Post by Kate » Wed 25 Mar 2020 10:49

My husband has just been told that chemists have been told to only supply to health pros, who use an average of 18 per day. Bonne chance quand meme! :-)

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Post by gleber » Wed 25 Mar 2020 14:45

Paper coffee filters a viable substitute for a mask?

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Post by Kate » Wed 25 Mar 2020 15:30

Ouf! :D Bearing in mind that masks aren't supposed to protect you from catching the virus, only from spitting on people, maybe coffee filters would be better than nowt! :D

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Post by Phil E » Thu 26 Mar 2020 15:26

If you google it there are a number of articles that tell you the manner and material for making your own. As Kate said, they will not stop you from getting it but they help prevent you from spreading it everywhere. It takes the hospital grade masks that are in short supply to have a weave small enough to stop the virus.

Stay in if you can and stay healthy.

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Post by jethro » Fri 10 Apr 2020 18:52

The lady who runs Le Dé à Couture in the Avenue de la Vallée Heureuse in Sorede has just made eight masks for us at 5 euros each. She supplies them free to nurses and care workers and each one incorporates a pocket for installing a filter. I'm using filters from Miele vacuum cleaners. Some people are using coffee filters. Whatever, these are not medical supplies and will only stop you from spitting accidentally at other people. They will not filter out the virus if it's coming for you.
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