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Lowering the risk of being infected by SARS-CoV-2

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Joe P, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

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  2. window-licker-65

    window-licker-65 Well-Known Member

    fake and misleading news...…. it wont protect anything. Why does stuff like this get posted
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    anyone and everyone is invited
  4. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    He doesn't try to say it does anything but catch droplets.
    His contention is that that is well worth doing, and that mask wearing countries have done well against the virus. Presumably these are not all wearing FFP3 standard masks?
    I'd say wear one if you have one, and as a virus bearing aerosol is at the very least slowed down and prevented from travelling as far if you cough while wearing a T shirt and paper towel mask, it's worth doing.
  5. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Maybe it is, maybe not. Yes it will catch droplets if you cough, so will a hanky. There's a case for wearing a makeshift mask if you know or suspect that you have it, but in that case you shouldn't be going out anyway. Other than that all we can be sure of is that it won't make matters worse.
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  6. mykel

    mykel Fat guy flying.

  7. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Update on Dr Jeff. He now says there is a consensus that it is best practice to rinse fruit and vegetables in clean flowing water without the use of soap.


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  8. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Jack, Howard Devoto had this nailed a long time ago,

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  9. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    He certainly did. :D

  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    That is such a good album!
  11. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    ..... and it didn’t help him a bit.

    Great album - peak Magazine for me.
  12. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's correct.It can do no harm to add a splash of chlorine bleach to ~100ppm AvCl, this is after all what we do with veg in the food industry. 1/10 of a mugful of household bleach to a bucket of water. Concentration not critical. Toss them in. Leave them a couple of minutes. Fish them out. Drain. As I say this is routine in veg processing, it's proven to be safe and to reduce microbial load.
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  13. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Bet you'll all be lining up to buy chlorinated chicken from the US now.
  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Chlorinated bean-curd for me please.
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  15. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Think I'd rather throw the bean-curd in the bucket and drink the bleach.
  16. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Nowt wrong with a nice stir fried marinated bean curd.
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  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Provided it's part of a selection of dishes, some of which contain palatable food, so you can leave the bean curd for others to eat, no.
  18. davcoll

    davcoll pfm Member

    Steve, I am a numpty in lots of things including chemistry.

    The no label bleach we use the description is hypochlorite 4.5g per100g, I have mixed this at 50ml per ltr. do you think this will be ok for general wipe down of shopping etc.

    Many Thanks.

  19. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Just use it neat, the bones in my hands have never been shinier...
  20. tqineil

    tqineil pfm Member

    I believe it would, yes... we used to use that concentration or Virkon S in the path labs I used to work in many moons back.

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