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(Washingtonian)   New pop-up shop in DC carrying all your disinfectant needs. Tag is for the address of the shop there in the District   (washingtonian.com) divider line
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2020-03-05 11:23:24 PM  
The cost of masks at the Trinidad pop-up ranges from $5 to $30
 
2020-03-05 11:26:26 PM  
Doesn't sound like it's working out for her yet but we've probably got a ways to go and people will get crazier before they calm down again.
 
2020-03-05 11:51:35 PM  
I ordered these two weeks ago and they just came today. They're N100 pancake filters and fit a half-face respirator which is reusable, not like those disposable things you see people wearing around. Yes it makes you look like you're painting a car or working for the CDC disinfecting hallways, but it's better than nothing.

Also, N100 supposedly filters 100%...which is better than 95%.


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2020-03-05 11:59:29 PM  

khatores: I ordered these two weeks ago and they just came today. They're N100 pancake filters and fit a half-face respirator which is reusable, not like those disposable things you see people wearing around. Yes it makes you look like you're painting a car or working for the CDC disinfecting hallways, but it's better than nothing.

Also, N100 supposedly filters 100%...which is better than 95%.


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You seem paranoid
 
2020-03-06 12:15:15 AM  

styckx: khatores: I ordered these two weeks ago and they just came today. They're N100 pancake filters and fit a half-face respirator which is reusable, not like those disposable things you see people wearing around. Yes it makes you look like you're painting a car or working for the CDC disinfecting hallways, but it's better than nothing.

Also, N100 supposedly filters 100%...which is better than 95%.


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You seem paranoid


In the last few years, people have decided you're either A) completely naive if you're not ready for every eventuality or B) a totally paranoid nutcase if you make even the slightest effort to get ready for something that may or may not happen. Sorry I can't make everyone happy.
 
2020-03-06 12:15:43 AM  
Started thinking about ways she could help and what a pile of shiat that is. You're gouging panicky people to make an easy buck. But that's damn near the definition of following the American dream. Carry on.
 
2020-03-06 12:49:10 AM  

Russ1642: Started thinking about ways she could help and what a pile of shiat that is. You're gouging panicky people to make an easy buck. But that's damn near the definition of following the American dream. Carry on.


Hmmmm I don't know, read a story yesterday about a guy in Seattle riding the ferry sell "Homemade" hand sanitizer for $10.00, he runs out daily.
 
2020-03-06 1:15:32 AM  

styckx: khatores: I ordered these two weeks ago and they just came today. They're N100 pancake filters and fit a half-face respirator which is reusable, not like those disposable things you see people wearing around. Yes it makes you look like you're painting a car or working for the CDC disinfecting hallways, but it's better than nothing.

Also, N100 supposedly filters 100%...which is better than 95%.


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You seem paranoid


You seem Edgelord. How many bus hang straps have you licked today?
 
2020-03-06 1:22:57 AM  

khatores: I ordered these two weeks ago and they just came today. They're N100 pancake filters and fit a half-face respirator which is reusable, not like those disposable things you see people wearing around. Yes it makes you look like you're painting a car or working for the CDC disinfecting hallways, but it's better than nothing.

Also, N100 supposedly filters 100%...which is better than 95%.


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I'm going to just start walking around in this all day

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2020-03-06 1:34:38 AM  
FYI for fellow Farkers. I've found a chain that still has shipments of hand sanitizer arriving each week: Dollar Tree. Stocked up today. At the store I went to, the 8 oz bottles are limit two. The 2 oz two-packs, and the smaller 1.2 oz belt hang ones are no limit.

Bought two 24-unit cases of the 2-oz-each two-packs ($1 per pack). Expensive? Yeah, but I figure I can turn around and sell any we don't need (whether at cost or with a small markup, I haven't decided yet). Also, the fact that they are 2 oz bottles will help ration them. I figure two 2-oz bottles per day I go out of the apartment are sufficient.

We are all set, except I need to get a few more cans of various meats*, and another two boxes of cat litter. I;m retired, and my wife is disabled, so we are going to pretty much proactively self-quarantine in the apartment for the next couple of weeks and see what develops.

*though we have 20 boxes of Dollar Tree vegetarian "meat" burgers which taste nothing like meat but are nevertheless freaking delicious (and are considerably cheaper than real meat).

The fact that we are in a Section 8 senior complex where half the people are somewhat sickly to begin with, and a significant number are total morons is cause for concern, however. If things do go completely pear shaped, I'm expecting more than a few vacancies.
 
2020-03-06 1:50:12 AM  

SumoJeb: khatores: I ordered these two weeks ago and they just came today. They're N100 pancake filters and fit a half-face respirator which is reusable, not like those disposable things you see people wearing around. Yes it makes you look like you're painting a car or working for the CDC disinfecting hallways, but it's better than nothing.

Also, N100 supposedly filters 100%...which is better than 95%.


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I'm going to just start walking around in this all day

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I think that's for welding actually. The cartridges are hilariously expensive. Point taken though.

I keep a paint respirator with some cartridges (mostly for chemicals) in my car along with water and some non-perishable food in a backpack and a pair of good walking shoes with socks. It doesn't take up much space.

People can call me paranoid or whatever, but if I'm miles from home and there's an earthquake (according to USGS, there's a 30% chance in the next 50 years in Seattle), it's going to be a really long farking walk back home. I would not expect to be driving anywhere after roads are cracked up and power lines are down, water mains flooding, gas leaks, etc and unfortunately I don't have a helicopter on standby. Since this area rarely experiences earthquakes, no one is going to have a clue what to do even though some training does occur. Emergency response is going to be a clusterfark. We have enough trouble with two or three inches of snow.

I'm not expecting some kind of end-of-the-world zombie apocalypse or anything. This is just a realistic localized disaster that science says has happened and does happen with alarming regularity in the world. It happened here in 1700 and it's going to happen again. Washington State has already built tsunami platforms for schools near the coast, is dramatically upgrading building codes to meet stronger earthquake standards and is doing drills with more regularity. Ignoring it would be stupid.
During that walk, I might encounter a fuel spill from a wreck or natural gas coming out of a line or who knows what. Many roads around here are on the sides of hills which eliminates the possibility of taking another path. A respirator could be immensely helpful in getting past that and moving to safety. Better than dying, anyway. I also carry Iosat pills in case Hanford ever springs a leak - and it did spring a small leak recently. It can happen. My other house is only 50 miles from Turkey Point, so pretty much the same deal there.Humans need air and water in the short term...I think if I cover those two reliably, I'm increasing my chances of living to a ripe old age.
 
2020-03-06 5:51:44 AM  
Meh, I'll just steal them from work.
 
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