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To think a mask will only work if it covers your mouth AND nose?

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bengalcat Wed 24-Jun-20 13:03:47

Agreed . I give mask wearers outside of work a particularly wide berth and part of my reasoning relates to the plethora of nose exposers , chin wearers etc .

Lalalamps Wed 24-Jun-20 12:59:36

Some of us have breathing conditions and covering mouth is better than nothing at all.
I still have to wear a visor though (NHS) which is arguably less effective.

Taytotots Wed 24-Jun-20 12:48:01

YANBU. This sums it up..,.

Ginkypig Wed 24-Jun-20 12:33:06

Well yes if you are going to wear one then you need to cover nose and mouth.

To be honest the ones that someone outside of a proper ppe setting would wear wouldn't offer much in the way of protection for the person wearing it as it would never fit tightly enough to stop "infected" air coming in through the gaps. (Not that it is airborne but you know what I mean)

It may might be a guard to the wearer spreading it as much into the air as the coughs and breathing hits the mask first which catches some of it but the likely result is what isn't caught sort of spreads out sideways so instead of misting out the front of you it sort of does () does that make sense?

I will wear a mask because it might benefit and because it is mandatory now but I'm not going to think it's it's very protective for me or anyone else and will behave socially responsible as if I wasn't wearing one to try my best to not spread it if I'm asymptomatic

TheBodyPiercer Wed 24-Jun-20 12:10:07

The problem with masks/gloves is no one uses them correctly. I use them for work and honestly beleive our levels would be much lower if people hadn't been wearing them!

The amount of people using them incorrectly is giving them a false sense of security.

totallyyesno Wed 24-Jun-20 11:56:22

Well obviously. It is meant to cover your nose as well.

Shoppingwithmother Wed 24-Jun-20 11:52:03

I keep seeing people every day with masks on, but only covering their mouths and leaving their noses exposed.

How on earth do they think this is going to work?

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