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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Get a cloth mask, I found one at a mom & pop taylor shop for less than $10.00.
    I've seen the kind you mean, but I get freebies from the doctor...I don't need to spend the extra dough right now...As long as I stay in Montgomery County, rules are more relaxed...I just don't worry much since I've been handling nasty precious metal everyday all year with no mask nor gloves, and I have yet to see the first symptom even though I'm 73 with pre-existing medical issues...I'm not saying I'm immune, but I think if I was susceptible, it would show by now.....Ben
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    No options here.. Virginia has moved into “phase 3” but the adjacent counties in Maryland are still “phase 2” so we are sorta phase 2 1/2.. if you look at the DC burbs, south of town, below I-95 is high $$$ real estate along the river then a section of reasonably priced real estate and then the poorest neighborhoods.. US 1 from Alexandria to Fort Belvoir has the poorest neighborhoods in Northern Virginia.. but.. US1 also has better stores, grocery.. Home Depot.. Costco.. so a lot of folks from Maryland go two exits south on I-95 to the nicer Virginia shopping.. they also bring their higher infection rate with them.. so we are kinda stuck..

    I’m 10 miles inland from them, 1 mile from NRA museum but we are the same country and have the same rules..

    Still semi locked down..

    I even have a disposable mask clipped onto the back of my yard working ball cap, just in case I need to get close to someone..

    But people leave me alone, stay away from me.. so.. if they will keep staying away and leave me alone, I’ll wear a mask!

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    You know that cloth masks have zero efficacy in preventing transmission of viruses either in or out, right?
    They do seem to keep the Karen’s at bey though and might keep you from getting sucker punched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    You know that cloth masks have zero efficacy in preventing transmission of viruses either in or out, right?
    They do seem to keep the Karen’s at bey though and might keep you from getting sucker punched.
    Multi layered cloth masks, mine has a filter pocket additionally, they get good ratings..

    You may be thinking of bandannas, bandannas have the worst ratings..

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    I use the real-deal 3M N95 masks I bought before Covid was even a thing.
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    i was at a trade show (Association of US Army) and acquired a great N-95 from 3M.. had to go down to the garage to get it.. used it for mowing..

    Anyway.. the mask has an "exhaust valve " on it so it can't be used.. I got my cloth mask from a local taylor shop when all of the stores were sold out..

    Hey.. it works.. I can wear it for an hour or two when needed..

    Also have a bottle of hand sanatizer in the car.. haven't caught it.. several buddies have caught it so I must be doing something right (I'm not known for being lucky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    You know that cloth masks have zero efficacy in preventing transmission of viruses either in or out, right?
    Only on your side Joe
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