Kiasu? Get hold of the king mask

Don’t bother with surgical masks. They are BS.

There are masks and then there are masks.

The betterest mask is the N95 respirator. It filters at least 95% of airborne particles, and is more effective than an ordinary surgical or medical mask, which also needs to be changed more frequently.

Look at the pixs of HK CEO and China’s PM, when they visit the plebs. They use this mask: google, if you don’t believe me. Let’s see if our millionaire ministers follow them. If they do, time to demand we get the N95 respirator.

Fyi, medical advice in China is to change face masks regularly, as often as four times a day for medical teams. This would require a minimum of two million masks each day.

A very Chinese habit, the using of masks

There’s widespread use of face masks among the ordinary population, whether or not they’ve been instructed to do so by the authorities.

  • More than half a million staff working on public transport in China have been told to use masks
  • There are reports that some shops, businesses and other public premises have told people to use masks if they want to enter

Culturally, it’s quite common for people in China to wear face masks, both as general protection and if they feel they are getting ill.

Same with Hongkies. And becoming the practice in s’pore as TOC and other anti-PAP activists spread the lie that it’s effective against the Wuhan virus and KPKBing that the PAP govt is not giving out enough masks. (Fake news that S’poreans panicking about shortage of masks)

There is very little evidence that wearing face masks make a difference. Experts say good hygiene – such as regularly washing your hands and certainly before putting them near your mouth – is vastly more effective.

BBC

The SDP’s chairman, Professor Paul Tambyah the only infectious diseases specialist in NUH, if not S’pore (No money in this line, so doctors avoid it. Remember the PAP MP doc who implied he did not respect people with low pay?) explains the real purpose of the surgical mask:

Question: “Should we only wear a mask if we are sick? Wouldn’t a mask help to protect a healthy person too?”

Professor Tambyah: “Well, it does both. You see, the mask actually prevents or reduces the amount of virus you’re going to shed. But ultimately, you shouldn’t be walking around town if you’re sick because when the mask gets wet, it loses its efficacy. So ideally, you should put on a mask, go see a doctor and then get treated.”

“Now, the reason why [healthy] people wear a mask is because they are not sure that people who are going to be sick are going to be staying at home. And I think that is the message that needs to get across, you see? If you are sick, you shouldn’t go to the office, you shouldn’t take the MRT, you should get yourself evaluated. You should put on a mask, go and get yourself evaluated by your doctor.”

“And if everybody does that, then there’s no need [for healthy people] to wear a mask, right? Because then everybody walking in the streets is going to be healthy. And you don’t need to worry about some guy coughing in your face and infecting you. Right now, you see, too many people are worried that there are people who are sick walking around. And that, I think, needs to be addressed.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-qK7OeTRf8

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21 Responses to “Kiasu? Get hold of the king mask”

  • I Plagiarize:

    Should use those mask and oxygen tanks for scuba diving.

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  • Chan Sing Chun:

    Although like surgical masks may block, it’s full of gaps and most cannot fit or wear properly.

    NOT is still far better as it’s got harder convex cover

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  • Trublu:

    Use masks is correct but PAPple say otherwise just to SAVE FACE FOR POOR PLANNING.

    NO MASK RATION IMPOSED,NO NEED TO WEAR MASK?
    SO NOTHING GREAT LEH,WHY FOID RATIONING THEN?
    SGD KIASU?
    REALLY?.ON JAN 26 2020,CHINESE NEW YEAR, i was at a shopping mall n saw a long Q,mostly PRCs n a few CHINESE sgs.
    Most chinese *pantan* n would not even visit chinese TCM.

    BUT Q ON SECOND DAY CNY AT *PHARMACY*..
    SUAY MAH?

    So in SIN CITY,45 PCT FOREIGNS,GUESS MOST AVAILABLE MASKS were snapped up by foreigners?

    Sgs put at risks!

    What kind of governance?

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  • Take action to stop:

    Need to stop the local transmission of the Virus ASAP.
    If mask or N95 helps, make it more available for use at public place.
    Especially for all frontline staff and Cab drivers in contact with the public.
    Better safe than sorry.

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  • WP IB:

    Wear diving mask and oxygen tank ?

    If u want to . Trying to be Sg steven chow ?
    Due to the virus, the surrounding atmosphere of Sg more or less a bit tense. You will probably bring some laughter and comic relief to Sg.
    A small merit provided u have the guts to do it but i doubt so.

    By the way, u know how heavy the weight is ? How far can u travel ?

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  • Observe Ground Zero:

    I have seen videos of police using drones (with camera and loudspeaker attached) to rebuke people in the street who gathers and do not wear a mask. It has become a social norm to wear mask in China. It’s a social etiquette (and social responsibility) which is not catching up here in Singapore.

    It’s the same lethal virus going around, why are we paying less reverence to it? That amazes me.

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  • Sojoürner of Truth:

    The paper and cloth surgical masks shown worn by individuals relating to the Coronavirus are pretty much useless. For once, Cynical Investor says it right. There is a mask that is effective, it is an “N95 Face Mask” it filters out 95% of material down to a specific size.

    In order to work it must be used properly and fitted to your face. Both head bands must be used, the nose piece must be adjusted to fit tightly to your face.

    Some warnings – The masks are hot and sweaty when used for long periods. There are masks with an exhalation valve but they are more expensive. According to the CDC, in the US, masks are not really necessary except for healthcare workers. The most effective thing you can do is to wash your hands frequently.

    Professor Paul Tambyah: “Right now, you see, too many people are worried that there are people who are sick walking around. And that, I think, needs to be addressed.”

    By way of background, I do not have any vested ‘interest’ in this respiratory devices. But if you look at prices for these on a site like Amazon most are no longer available or being sold at price gouging rates…You do not really need them, but if you insist, it must be done right.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Did MOH say to wear mask only if not well as a “survey”? It will then count the number of people wearing a mask,i.e., they do not believe PAP. This could give an indication of the extent of lack of trust for PAP and will likely vote for Opposition candidates.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Remember the CoV is transmitted through eyes as well. Maybe skin. So wear spacesuit.

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  • Message from Above:

    Those that go against and wore mask should transform their non-believe into essential ‘volt’ counts comes the GE.

    Be united and send the message across.

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  • I Plagiarize:

    My dear, I think people know I’m joking and my comment can’t be taken seriously.

    I am taking a dig at those people who are in panic mode. C’mon, unless you don’t breathe…

    WP IB:
    Wear diving mask and oxygen tank ?

    If u want to . Trying to be Sg steven chow ?
    Due to the virus, the surrounding atmosphere of Sg more or less a bit tense. You will probably bring some laughter and comic relief to Sg.
    A small merit provided u have the guts to do it but i doubt so.

    By the way, u know how heavy the weight is ? How far can u travel ?

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  • If you believe:

    When airborne, you’d need goggles for your eyes too.

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  • If you believe:

    The other huge problem we have is that Singapore is too densely populated. Too compact, not escape.

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  • Tremendous:

    Once upon a time a village chief said, “Don’t wear masks if you are well.”
    The next moment, a kid walked up to him and gave him the maths problem below. “Ms A got the update from the village chief on her mobile phone. She was heading to the streets but did not wear a mask. It was Day 1. Unbeknownst to her, she was already infected with virus. Then on Day 7, symptoms of the virus started to show up. Examinations confirmed her as an infected case. How many people did Ms A infect ?”
    The village chief went speechless. Next day, his runner Puthu chief announced in the news “Don’t wear masks if you are well.”
    The village chief was angry and shouted at Puthu chief, “stop the announcement, you idiot! People are laughing at us!”
    Puthu chief “????”

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  • Reactive SG:

    Has SG learnt from SARS ?

    Knowing how much masks are needed if something like another SARS happen, why is sg still perceivably shortage of masks ?

    Has the world highest paid 4G not learnt from sars?

    LK.Y would have done better than the 4G.

    But I don’t wish to see him resurrected.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Go to this site to see if your area is affected.

    https://sgwuhan.xose.net/

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  • Sojoürner of Truth:

    Harder Truths:
    Remember the CoV is transmitted through eyes as well. Maybe skin. So wear spacesuit.

    Singaporeans will then wear spacesuits and eat outside. lol.

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  • Realistically:

    @ Sojoürner of Truth:
    February 10, 2020 at 2:13 pm (Quote)

    “The paper and cloth surgical masks shown worn by individuals relating to the Coronavirus are pretty much useless.”

    Useless? So YOU (and of course the Emperor without clothes) are saying that those doctors/nurses at polyclinic and hospitals have been wearing those paper and cloth surgical masks to NO EFFECT?

    It clearly shows up the deficiencies of the PAP regime, especially under the Emperor without clothes, Lee Hsien Loong.

    Oh, by the way, I thought the SDP propaganda machine tok cok about how Chee Soon Juan could speak out and take on the PAPies? Yet Chee can’t even call out the stupidity of Lee Hsien Loong telling people who are well not to wear the “paper & cloth surgical masks”………..with the resultant community spread of the 2019-nCoV virus.

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  • Realistically:

    @ Cynical Investor

    “Don’t bother with surgical masks. They are BS.”

    I repeat what I’ve just posted:

    Useless? So YOU (and of course the Emperor without clothes) are saying that those doctors/nurses at polyclinic and hospitals have been wearing those paper and cloth surgical masks to NO EFFECT?

    It clearly shows up the deficiencies of the PAP regime, especially under the Emperor without clothes, Lee Hsien Loong.

    Oh, by the way, I thought the SDP propaganda machine tok cok about how Chee Soon Juan could speak out and take on the PAPies? Yet Chee can’t even call out the stupidity of Lee Hsien Loong telling people who are well not to wear the “paper & cloth surgical masks”………..with the resultant community spread of the 2019-nCoV virus.

    “There is very little evidence that wearing face masks make a difference. Experts say good hygiene – such as regularly washing your hands and certainly before putting them near your mouth – is vastly more effective.

    BBC”

    So you are in a crowded MRT train from Tanah Merah to Tuas and you can find wash basins in the MRT train to “regularly wash your hands” before scratching your nose/mouth/wipe your eyes?

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  • Realistically:

    @ Cynical Investor

    “Look at the pixs of HK CEO and China’s PM, when they visit the plebs. They use this mask: google, if you don’t believe me”

    The BBC shows President Xi Jinping doning on a paper mask when visiting the doctors/nurses in the link below:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51448571

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  • SuperSpreadersSubdueSuperpower:

    It takes one or two super spreaders
    to subdue the superpowers. All military might, can be gone in a short time.

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