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Free Gov Masks - seen anyone wearing one?

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    jgl
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    Quote Originally Posted by chingleutsch:
    If I'm walking around the market in this weather, I've sweated through mine in about half an hour - and it starts sagging like a full nappy.
    Such poetic imagery

    If I plan to wear something in the baking, humid heat for more than 5 minutes, that's where the respirator comes in handy.

    Really not sure where this "3" number comes from though. Not enough thinking around all this mask malarkey. If the masks is there to protect others, then who cares how often it gets changed. The cloth/surgical masks are certainly not there to protect the wearer (I'd like to hear someone justify how it would protect the wearer, considering all the air intake comes from the air gaps).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Why 3? Use for a day, wash it with soap, dries overnight.
    One of my colleagues uses it, and she reports that it almost never dries overnight for her, so she uses a homemade one on alternate days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spode:
    One of my colleagues uses it, and she reports that it almost never dries overnight for her, so she uses a homemade one on alternate days.
    Toss it in front of any constant airflow (e.g. the outflow of an air purifier or near an AC or even a fan) and it dries really fast.

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    I’m saving mine for when I’m back in the UK. I do feel as though I’ll be seen as a cheapskate if I wear if out in Hong Kong. It’s my snobbish pride breaking through!


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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
    due to it's rather thick fabric construction, seems rather hot for 33c weather, probably better for cooler weather during the winter, but surgerical mask are better for this hot and humid weather
    I actually find this more comfortable than any other mask I have bought so far. The chin may be a bit sweatier. I can’t really explain this well but with other masks I find it harder to breathe.

    Only wearing for shops and public transport.

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