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**Option to Change Vote** - Will you wear a mask during the Coronavirus outbreak?

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Poll: Will you wear a mask during the Coronavirus outbreak?

  • Total votes: 547. You have voted on this poll.
Yes - i’m going to wear one - wear it everyday, every time I’m in public until this is over
 
64
12%
Yes - i’m going to wear one. However I’m going to wear it some days depending on where I go
 
57
10%
Yes - I want to wear one but I can’t find stock and price is ridiculously too high
 
30
5%
Maybe - i’m not going to wear one now, but I might if it continues on
 
59
11%
Maybe - I want to wear one but too embarassed to wear one - if more people wear it, I will follow
 
13
2%
No - I’m not going to wear one at all and not doing anything different
 
144
26%
No - I’m not going to wear one however I will do other things to protect myself (carry sanitizer, wipe down areas, avoid crowds...)
 
180
33%
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**Option to Change Vote** - Will you wear a mask during the Coronavirus outbreak?

** OPTION now to Re-Vote if you have changed your mind **

Poll was done on January 27, 2020. Here are results (416 votes) after approximately 1 month.

11% - Yes - i’m going to wear one - wear it everyday, every time I’m in public until this is over
9% - Yes - i’m going to wear one. However I’m going to wear it some days depending on where I go
5% - Yes - I want to wear one but I can’t find stock and price is ridiculously too high
12% - Maybe - i’m not going to wear one now, but I might if it continues on
4% - Maybe - I want to wear one but too embarassed to wear one - if more people wear it, I will follow
32% - No - I’m not going to wear one at all and not doing anything different
27% - No - I’m not going to wear one however I will do other things to protect myself (carry sanitizer, wipe down areas, avoid crowds...)

** please Re-Vote if you have changed your mind **
Last edited by Bebo123 on Mar 8th, 2020 3:26 pm, edited 10 times in total.
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I'm just going to avoid Chinese stores, restaurants and malls.
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pupazzo wrote: I'm just going to avoid Chinese stores, restaurants and malls.
So will they...and then they'll show up in other areas. i.e. You'll need to think 2 steps ahead of the population...not same step as the population.

Those that went through SARS knew to be 3 steps ahead of the situation: Don't trust the stats, don't trust the gov, go and grab your gear.
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chatbox wrote: So will they...and then they'll show up in other areas. i.e. You'll need to think 2 steps ahead of the population...not same step as the population.

Those that went through SARS knew to be 3 steps ahead of the situation: Don't trust the stats, don't trust the gov, go and grab your gear.
So the use reverse psychology then? In other words the safest place may ironically be a Chinese mall as there will no crowds and merchants there will be more diligent to clean up and be more hygienically safe there since they r under the microscope now.
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Bebo123 wrote: So the use reverse psychology then? In other words the safest place may ironically be a Chinese mall as there will no crowds and merchants there will be more diligent to clean up and be more hygienically safe there since they r under the microscope now.
Honestly, I don't know how to get ahead. However, I went to a local shopping centre at 3:30pm today...it's a lot quieter than usual. It seems like there's only about 40%-50% of the usual Monday load.
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I'm at Disney world. Too far from Markham to care. :lol:

Maybe in crowded places when I get back though.
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I would if I could find a box to buy anywhere in this city and 3 cities over...
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smacd wrote: The two cases in Canada right now (husband and wife) were wearing masks when it's thought they contracted it. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/can-face- ... -1.4786014
I wore a mask and tried blowing through it with moderate force and you can definitely feel moisture through. It’s not effective unless you have one that’s heavy duty.

The couple likely got it through their eyes. Someone in this thread said you can absorb it but if that’s the case than washing hands however frequently is in vain. They are making it sound like it’s a superbug. We will see how those 19 cases awaiting test results say but when you speak out your hand in front of your mouth. That warm air is moisture is it not?
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Masks are mostly effective if the people who are contagious are wearing them, not others. A few doctors have chimed in and given the airborn nature of coronavirus, if someone coughs in the air, the droplets can still enter your system via your eyes and other exposed parts of your body.
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Anyone who wears a mask that did not arrive from Wuhan in the last couple of weeks is an idiot. It protects those who have a respiratory infection not those who don't. In fact, it's worse to wear one for the latter for a variety of reasons as explained by doctors in the media all day long. I was at Costco yesterday and saw a couple of Asians with them on, but then I note that many Asiansy wear them for some bizarre reason well even when this mass hysteria is not prevalent.

Now people who really need the masks, as I do when I am doing some dusty home reno work or those who are sick, can't even get one. Sheesh!
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I wear it when i am on TTC for now since it gets crowded and you don't know where those ppl have been.

It's funny how the Canadian health experts are telling you not to wear mask because it is not effective. But the experts in Hong Kong are encouraging people to wear them when you are out in public or crowded places. They even held a fb live to show how to wear one properly.

Of course you need to wear them properly for it to be effective and most people don't.
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eonibm wrote: Anyone who wears a mask that did not arrive from Wuhan in the last couple of weeks is an idiot. It protects those who have a respiratory infection not those who don't. In fact, it's worse to wear one for the latter for a variety of reasons as explained by doctors in the media all day long. I was at Costco yesterday and saw a couple of Asians with them on, but then I note that many Asiansy wear them for some bizarre reason well even when this mass hysteria is not prevalent.

Now people who really need the masks, as I do when I am doing some dusty home reno work or those who are sick, can't even get one. Sheesh!
The issue is: No one knows who is carrying the virus and spreading it. Can't trust anyone. Trust no one...even if they personally haven't traveled to China (Germany and Japan have a case of person-to-person transmission).

i.e. You and me could be a carrier right now..and we wouldn't know. So, wear one (surgical mask) to at least prevent the potential spread of droplets.
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chatbox wrote: The issue is: No one knows who is carrying the virus and spreading it. Can't trust anyone. Trust no one...even if they personally haven't traveled to China (Germany and Japan have a case of person-to-person transmission).

i.e. You and me could be a carrier right now..and we wouldn't know. So, wear one (surgical mask) to at least prevent the potential spread of droplets.
Totally agree.

Professor Yuen who discovered and got rid of SARS said mask and personal hygiene is very important.

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Bebo123 wrote: In other words the safest place may ironically be a Chinese mall as there will no crowds and merchants there will be more diligent to clean up and be more hygienically safe there since they r under the microscope now.
Honestly, when was the last time you see a clean Chinese malls?

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