What We Know About Covid, the Flu and the Air We Breathe

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What We Know About Covid, the Flu and the Air We Breathe

Post by Z6IIAB » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:03 am

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Re: What We Know About Covid, the Flu and the Air We Breathe

Post by RikkiTikkiTavi » Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:36 am

Thanks for sharing that link.

It has always puzzled me that there has been such a push back against masks. A well fitted mask is comfortable to wear and within just a few moments you forget you are wearing it. To be fair, it does take a little time to get used to the feeling and to get used to the slight increase in carbon dioxide we rebreathe.

That slight increase causes a feedback loop where we feel the need to breathe more - thus the 'it's reducing my oxygen' complaint from some upset wearers. For those people who are typically shallow breathers the effect can be unnerving. I really wish there had been a strong push to educate the public about deep breathing techniques that could help them feel more comfortable with a mask. Learning how to breathe slowly and deeply into the belly not only enhances oxygenation, it also stimulates a calming reflex in the body.

I also wish there were public service messages about how to fit your mask. I see people with these great looking masks - but the mask is constantly slipping down off their nose and that means even when it is in place it isn't providing enough protection. There should be contact with the skin to prevent air leakage.

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Re: What We Know About Covid, the Flu and the Air We Breathe

Post by Tanagra » Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:57 am

I live in Japan, so the masks were never an issue for me. I mean, we nearly all wear them. I got my first vaccination in July, 2nd in August. I got my flu shot last week. I read too many idiotic comments on NPR posts, and tend to ignore them.

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Post by Z6IIAB » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:40 pm

Tanagra wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:57 am
I live in Japan, so the masks were never an issue for me. I mean, we nearly all wear them. I got my first vaccination in July, 2nd in August. I got my flu shot last week. I read too many idiotic comments on NPR posts, and tend to ignore them.
As you should. What's NPR? I don't recognize the acronym, sorry.
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Re: What We Know About Covid, the Flu and the Air We Breathe

Post by Jax-A » Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:11 am

NPR stands for National Public Radio. It's a US-based news media outlet that goes out of its way to cite its sources and back news articles with verifiable and often scientific facts. They try to be unbiased though there is a noticeable left-leaning tilt to their political segments; they cover much more than politics. They can be a good source of information for someone looking for reading material that isn't intentionally trying to be inflammatory.

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https://www.npr.org/

Wiki for the interested
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPR

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Post by Z6IIAB » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:18 pm

Jax-A wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:11 am
NPR stands for National Public Radio. It's a US-based news media outlet that goes out of its way to cite its sources and back news articles with verifiable and often scientific facts. They try to be unbiased though there is a noticeable left-leaning tilt to their political segments; they cover much more than politics. They can be a good source of information for someone looking for reading material that isn't intentionally trying to be inflammatory.

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https://www.npr.org/

Wiki for the interested
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPR
oh! I think I've heard of that! Thanks for the explanation! And the links ^^
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Re: What We Know About Covid, the Flu and the Air We Breathe

Post by RikkiTikkiTavi » Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:09 am

Just ran across this. Thought it was a compelling presentation.

https://liberalsarecool.com/post/661940 ... id-1-in-60

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Post by Z6IIAB » Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:05 am

RikkiTikkiTavi wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:09 am
Just ran across this. Thought it was a compelling presentation.

https://liberalsarecool.com/post/661940 ... id-1-in-60
Very much so!!! I wanna see more women like her <3
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