Masks delivered to every house in scotland.

Supply masks to each household for when lockdown is eased.

Why the contribution is important

People have got used to hand washing more regularly but are still vulnerable to catching the virus without masks. When lockdown is eased this will be very important.

by rossara on May 08, 2020 at 10:09AM

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  • Posted by PlasticJock May 08, 2020 at 10:29

    Must be N99 type not N95 as these a basically useless
  • Posted by PlasticJock May 08, 2020 at 10:30

    Go to These are N99 type masks
  • Posted by Pythagoras May 08, 2020 at 10:34

    Masks are an ineffective distraction. They almost certainly confer no benefit and in fact may do more harm than good.
  • Posted by Elkie May 08, 2020 at 10:38

    Incorrectly used masks actually are a health risk.
  • Posted by Jamg May 08, 2020 at 10:43

    A mask will help protect others from you. There are likely to be a few asymptomatic super spreaders (either no symptoms or very minor symptoms) and if we all wore masks in crowded areas we could save some people getting infected.
  • Posted by Evo May 08, 2020 at 10:48

    Agree with Jamg if masks were worn by all it could save others from being infected. I feel masks should be compulsory now as we start to move forward
  • Posted by Jamg May 08, 2020 at 10:48

    the Centre for Disease Control USA has a simple explanation of how to make your own - google 'cdc masks'
  • Posted by swansonj87 May 08, 2020 at 12:25

    Bear in mind that masks such as N95 and FFP3 are not even required for most simple healthcare interactions e.g. GP and primary care nurse appointments. N95 and FFP3 are higher grade masks used during aerosol generating procedures- where transmission risk is greatest. They are in limited supply and so rolling them out to the general public as suggested above risks significant shortages to frontlink workers most at risk e.g. hospital and ICU ward staff. The advice has deliberately been around face "coverings", not masks.
  • Posted by ABurd888 May 08, 2020 at 17:45

    Face masks worn by the general public when in public are used to protect the community not the wearer. Stopping the spread of droplets containing the virus at source is logical, rational and effective. What is the evidence for that? How many cases and how many deaths in Scotland? Today? 12,709 cases and just shy of 3000 deaths according to Health Protection Scotland. Population 5.5 million. I am currently living in Hong Kong and indeed was working in the hospital wear we had the first cluster of SARS patients in 2003. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions in the world and without the involvement of everyone community spread would have been devastating. What we learnt then was that wearing masks reduced the community spread of the virus. Scotland and Hong Kong both learned about the Wuhan shut down at the same time. Leaving aside politics we are much closer physically to Wuhan than Scotland but we knew what we had to do. Our population is now 7.4 million. We have had 1049 cases and 4 deaths. There has not been a community acquired infection since April 19th. New cases have come from the US and the UK together with some repatriated families form Pakistan but we have strict quarantine. We have not had a lock down. But people are not self conscious about wearing masks and right enough to stop droplets from spreading you do not need the high specification masks required by the health service workers. In reference to the question posed every resident of Hong Kong is receiving a reusable face mask that lasts for 60 days. The mask is made by the Crystal International Group. It contains copper and is called the CuMask+. The masks were patented and developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), a government-funded non-profit organization. There have been the usual complainers who question any good initiative of the HK Government but I think it is a bold move and I have certainly ordered mine and one for my son who lives with me. So, wear masks when in public. Show you care for others. I came across a brilliant website today for a social enterprise called Smart Air. This is the URL I have no connection with this company but they have a clean air blog. A recent post related to masks gives all the information you need to know about how to make your own and they share the science behind it. I would hope that some of you will read it, make your own masks for yourself, family and friends. Then when going out in public wear them with pride. It shows you care. About others.
  • Posted by JanetMoxley May 08, 2020 at 21:09

    Masks should be on healthcare workers caring out high risk tasks, not on people going to the shops.
  • Posted by JanetMoxley May 08, 2020 at 21:09

    Masks should be on healthcare workers caring out high risk tasks, not on people going to the shops.
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