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Postby FineWine » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:17 pm

HI ALL.

In this sad time of a global crisis due the the coronavirus known as COVID-19, we all must pull together and help each other out whilst staying safe ourselves. There is no need to panic so long as you following some simple rules.

Most non-medical persons are:

1 - buying the incorrect mask type and size. It should be Type N95 or P2 or P3 or better and be adult or child size - one size does not fit all
2 - not fitting any mask properly to begin with - there must be no leaks in or out
3 - not washing hands prior to fitting
4 - tying their masks on incorrectly - tie bottom ties first, then top ties last and do the reverse when removing mask
5 - not washing hands after removal and sensible disposal of mask
6 - fiddling/touching the mask once fitted correctly - keep your hands away from your entire face

Any other type of mask or any mask not fitted correctly will not protect you from the COVID-19 virus as they are not designed to keep out viral partials. They may however have a psychological effect. But even if you are wearing a correctly fitted and approved type you are not fully protected because the virus loves wet/moist areas. Your eyes are moist and are a portal for the virus. Therefore you need eye protection, preferably whole face protection.

You only need to wash your hands for 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice) There are some great YouTube instruction videos.

What masks, any mask or handkerchief or sleeve, do do however, and this is why surgeons wear them, is to stop your own baddies (pathogens) from infecting others.

The biggest thing you can do to stop becoming infected or infecting others:

1 - WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY or use hand steriliser gel and yes do use those disinfectant wipes at the supermarket trolley area.
2 - Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze.
3 - Stay away from gatherings if it is not necessary for you to be there. It does not take the whole family to go grocery shopping.
4 - WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
5 - Have a bottle of hand sanitiser in your car and handbag. It really is not necessary in the home just use soap and water for twenty seconds.
6 - Do not panic buy. 99% of the supermarket chains have enough supplies in stock in their warehouses
7 - Avoid unnecessary gatherings including birthday parties, weddings, funerals
8 - Avoid close contact with people suffering acute respiratory infections
9 - Where & when allowed and able to; check up on the elderly, infirm & isolated - give them a call
10- Follow your governments instructions re isolation and quarantine
11 - WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY

I give you this information from a recently retired nurses perspective.

REMEMBER ALL YOU GREAT BRUJI PEDIA USERS STAY SAFE AND HELP OTHERS

WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
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Re: COVID-19

Postby Conor » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:55 am

Thank you Finewine.

Here at Bruji headquarters we are at full social distancing measures. Although it needs to be increased to keep the new co-workers (children at home) from interfering with work.

Everybody stay safe.
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