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Look after yourself, it must be very worrying. we have a friend who has a sister live in the area also.
Sending you good wishes and hugs, take care
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Being extra careful at the moment I had to look at ways of making wearing a mask more comfortable. At the moment I am using the disposable surgical style pleated masks but because of the shape of my nose they tend to rise upwards almost getting in my eyes and my spectacles still steam up.

A Facebook ad for Emirates airlines showed a way of wearing a mask which I found has solved the problems although it can make the elastic feel tight after about 45 minutes.

Before you put the mask on, twist the elastic half a turn which creates a crossover. The piece attached to the bottom of the mask will now be on top and vice versa. Looped over the ear, with the crossover against your cheek, this pulls the side edges of the mask closer together so altering it's shape slightly. It stopped the migration upwards and I didn't have steamed up specs either!

I had read about putting a strip of micro-pore tape on the top edge of the mask to help with steaming up and obviously that would have helped keep it in the right place, but I'm allergic to the tape!
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I'm asthmatic so can't stand anything that restricts my breathing so I just use a neck gaiter which I can pull up when I'm in a shop and then pull down when I come out.
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I'm asthmatic too, but I haven't found a problem with wearing a mask. I make my own, double layer with a filter pocket, although I don't usually use a filter. Mind, I wouldn't want to wear one for hours too often, although when I last took mum to hospital about a month or so ago, I had to wear one for the entire night, until she was finally admitted, and I left the hospital. I found after the first half hour or so, I didn't even notice the mask.
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My husband bought me a surgical one but the rubber smell makes me retch. I'll stick to my cloth ones.
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I too have spent some time reading back over this thread. Gosh, when you look back, it makes you feel how naive we were in the beginning! At least, I was! I really thought that things would only last a few weeks.

Yesterday, my brother posted an article about some scientists who have managed to bring back to life some very ancient microbes. My brother's comment was "F*** away from the microbes, lads! This is not the year!"
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Second that LadyA. As knowledge grows the true awareness of how dangerous COVID is also becomes more apparent. The many side effects are alarming. I guess we are all frightened of addressing our own mortality but for those of us with no genetic children it becomes doubly regrettable.
I’m sure it was not a Jurassic Park moment but I read somewhere that scientists thought they could take DNA from frozen mammoths from the Siberian tundra, insert it into the egg cells of elephants and then use an elephant as a surrogate mother.
Certainly seeds have been recovered from a pharaohs tomb, germinated and grown.
I fully understand your brothers view regarding whimsical scientific research but for me such things are the bread and butter of daily life that actually elevate my spirits with a “well, fancy that” moment.
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I think it was Russian scientists Hen-Gen that were trying to get DNA from a mammoth. I know I read it somewhere.

I was alarmed when I read that some scientist were trying to make the Spanish Flu virus viable from cells found in the Arctic, I should leave that alone for a while boys

Lovely clip today of Brian Blessed, telling Covid 19 to "bugger off" in the booming voice we love so well. That's telling it where to go.

We gave it a few months Lady A.

We did all become a little isolated community on the forum, all dealing with it in different ways, some still working, self isolating, being creative. One thing that shone through was nature providing us with uplifting moments. not too mention Marigolds scary moment
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This is worth reading. (Copied from a friend’s post shared on Facebook.)


From Johns Hopkins Hospital
This virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism, but is a protein molecule, it cannot be killed. It has to decay on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat and that is the reason why soap or detergent is the best weapon. The foam CUTS THE FAT (that is why you have to scrub for 20 seconds or more, to create lots of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is necessary to use water above 77 degrees for hand washing, laundry and cleaning surfaces. In addition, hot water makes more foam, making it more effective.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ALL FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any solution with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water increases the effectiveness of soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein. However, because you have to use it in its pure form, it can damage your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC WILL WORK because the virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
* The virus molecules remain very stable at colder temperatures, including air conditioning in houses and cars. They also need moisture and darkness to stay stable. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade the virus faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain the virus breaks down the protein. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is only 40% alcohol, and you need a minimum of 65%.
* LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the higher the concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching any commonly used surfaces such as : mucosa (mouth area) , food, locks, knobs, switches, remotes, cell phones, watches, computers, desks etc. and don’t forget when you use the bathroom.
* You have to MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS due to frequent washing. Dry hands have cracks and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS
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