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(Fox News)   Neck gaiter study suggesting that neck gaiters were effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 was sponsored by company that produces neck gaiters. Neck gaiter   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2020-10-21 11:56:56 AM  
11 votes:
I knew a guy who used a neck gaiter to cover up his neck goiter.
 
2020-10-21 12:33:28 PM  
5 votes:
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this??
 
2020-10-21 4:41:46 PM  
4 votes:

NotARocketScientist: warrenn: Pretty much any face covering will help impede droplets, but there will be a big difference in efficiency depending on what the mask is made of.  That's where I think a lot of the confusion in the general public comes from.  There is an assumption that all face coverings are basically the same.

A gaiter is going to provide just minimal protection because the fabric is thin, stretchy, and has relatively large holes.  That level of protection is likely sufficient in areas where there is low risk and low virus density, such as in outdoor locations.  But in areas where there is going to be a higher viral load, like an indoor office, then the gaiter is not going to stop enough of the virus to keep someone from getting infected.  The studies I've seen for gaiters seem to show that they are better than nothing, but they are a lot worse than a surgical or N95 mask.

Came to say this.
Lazy people like to think in categories rather than understand what's actually going on. I invented an article of PPE that's an enclosed plastic shield that  goes over your whole face and gets the air from filtered vents above and behind the wearer. I use it in cases where distancing isn't an option as it's more protective than masks. Last week I flew. The stewardess declared it a face shield and since shields don't block air flow, I couldn't wear it.


Maybe if you were a rocket scientist, that wouldn't have happened.
 
2020-10-21 1:08:02 PM  
4 votes:
I use iodized salt.
 
2020-10-21 6:20:12 PM  
3 votes:

TheDirtyNacho: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: TheDirtyNacho: p51d007: ANY mask, short of a full on mask respirator, is about as effective as your underwear, stopping a fart.

This isn't remotely true but you do you

15 year old account suddenly starts posting again.

You know what to do.


Fix the cable?



I'm on here all the time.
Plus, there is a CDC that shows the majority of sick/fatalities had worn masks all the time.

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2​/​new-cdc-study-finds-majority-of-those-​infected-with-covid-19-always-wore-mas​ks/
 
2020-10-21 12:54:23 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-10-21 10:53:37 AM  
3 votes:
 
2020-10-21 6:18:41 PM  
2 votes:

Obscure Login: p51d007: ANY mask, short of a full on mask respirator, is about as effective as your underwear, stopping a fart.

Any reason why areas with mask mandates and high mask usage have lower amount of cases? Just a wild coincidence?


CDC study finds that the MAJORITY of people getting sick, HAD WORN MASKS

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/12/c​dc-study-finds-overwhelming-majority-o​f-people-getting-coronavirus-wore-mask​s/
 
2020-10-21 4:44:27 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-10-21 1:19:05 PM  
2 votes:

HailRobonia: Combustion: I knew a guy who used a neck gaiter to cover up his neck goiter.

Is he a gator?
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Is his doctor's assistant a gator goiter getter gofer?
 
2020-10-21 12:30:04 PM  
2 votes:
When that gaiter goes round your neck, it doesn't seem to be livin.
 
2020-10-21 12:24:41 PM  
2 votes:
Choot em' Lidzbith! Choot'em!
 
2020-10-21 11:59:34 AM  
2 votes:
I assume Fox News is thinking this is the model to strive for:
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2020-10-21 4:16:49 PM  
1 vote:

Billy Liar: Gaiters are just highfalutin' dickeys.


has anyone tested the efficacy of a cravat?
 
2020-10-21 3:41:59 PM  
1 vote:

p51d007: ANY mask, short of a full on mask respirator, is about as effective as your underwear, stopping a fart.


Seriously, all the information is out there and has been out there for months and months now.  How are you still this completely ignorant?
 
2020-10-21 3:18:08 PM  
1 vote:

TheDirtyNacho: p51d007: ANY mask, short of a full on mask respirator, is about as effective as your underwear, stopping a fart.

This isn't remotely true but you do you


15 year old account suddenly starts posting again.

You know what to do.
 
2020-10-21 3:14:19 PM  
1 vote:

p51d007: ANY mask, short of a full on mask respirator, is about as effective as your underwear, stopping a fart.


This isn't remotely true but you do you
 
2020-10-21 2:32:20 PM  
1 vote:

p51d007: ANY mask, short of a full on mask respirator, is about as effective as your underwear, stopping a fart.


Any reason why areas with mask mandates and high mask usage have lower amount of cases? Just a wild coincidence?
 
2020-10-21 2:11:31 PM  
1 vote:

efefvoC: For reasons of comfort and style, I wear neck gaiters. For reasons of protection, I tape a PM2.5 mask filter to the inside, covering my nose and mouth. Seems to work fairly well.


This may be true but since I can't see the proper filter, why should I trust you?
 
2020-10-21 2:07:31 PM  
1 vote:

warrenn: Pretty much any face covering will help impede droplets, but there will be a big difference in efficiency depending on what the mask is made of.  That's where I think a lot of the confusion in the general public comes from.  There is an assumption that all face coverings are basically the same.

A gaiter is going to provide just minimal protection because the fabric is thin, stretchy, and has relatively large holes.  That level of protection is likely sufficient in areas where there is low risk and low virus density, such as in outdoor locations.  But in areas where there is going to be a higher viral load, like an indoor office, then the gaiter is not going to stop enough of the virus to keep someone from getting infected.  The studies I've seen for gaiters seem to show that they are better than nothing, but they are a lot worse than a surgical or N95 mask.


There was a study a couple of months back that said that a "neck fleece" (which I assumed was a neck gaitor made from polar fleece or similar material) resulted in changing the larger droplets into an aerosol that remained in the air for much longer than no mask at all.  So in an indoor space, under some conditions (coughing in a higher traffic area, but when no one was actually nearby at the time of the cough) it might be *worse* than no mask.

Which I suspect is why a gaitor company had to fund a study showing that they were okay.

And the general concept of the gaitor seemed to go against much of the other advice for masks -- natural fabrics (due to the varied distribution of fiber size), non-stretch, and multiple layers.  If you're using one with a filter pocket (and it actually has a filter, preferably non-woven), or it's to hold another mask down, that's probably okay ... but it's important to know that they really might cause problems if someone infected is wearing one.I have no idea if there have been studies to show how well they protect the wearer ... are they like the masks with valves, where at least it still protects you?
 
2020-10-21 1:10:47 PM  
1 vote:
Burt Reynolds stars in "Neck Gaiter".
 
2020-10-21 12:45:28 PM  
1 vote:
I read that as neck goiter
 
2020-10-21 12:33:35 PM  
1 vote:

Combustion: I knew a guy who used a neck gaiter to cover up his neck goiter.


Is he a gator?
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2020-10-21 12:33:23 PM  
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2020-10-21 12:30:56 PM  
1 vote:
Fox news nope.
 
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