Coronavirus Concerns

Discussion in 'Wilderness and Tactical Healthcare Management' started by Delkancott, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Frigin

    Frigin Member

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    734
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sturbridge ma
    DiscoveryLover likes this.
  2. chorpie

    chorpie Member

    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    820
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    California
    There have been studies of mask use, in case people were interested:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7191274/

    Cliffs notes version:

     
    JV3 and BobbyRatTail like this.
  3. Flex

    Flex Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Utah
    Seen this on Twitter-

    Welcome to the Freedom Cafe! We trust you to make your own choices if you want to wear a face mask. And, in the same spirit of individual liberty, we allow our staff to make their own choices about the safety procedures they prefer to follow as they prepare and serve your food.

    We encourage employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom, but understand that some people may be allergic to certain soaps or may simply prefer not to wash their hands. It is not our place to tell them what to do.

    We understand that you may be used to chicken that has been cooked to 165 degrees. We do have to respect that some of our cooks may have seen a meme or a YouTube video saying that 100 degrees is sufficient, and we do not want to encroach on their beliefs.

    Some of our cooks may prefer to use the same utensils for multiple ingredients, including ingredients some customers are allergic to. That is a cook’s right to do so.

    Some servers may wish to touch your food as they serve it. There is no reason that a healthy person with clean hands can’t touch your food. We will take their word for it that they are healthy and clean.

    Water temperature and detergent are highly personal choices, and we allow our dishwashing team to decide how they’d prefer to wash the silverware you will put in your mouth.

    Some of you may get sick, but almost everyone survives food poisoning. We think you’ll agree that it’s a small price to pay for the sweet freedom of no one ever being told what to do - and especially not for the silly reason of keeping strangers healthy.
     
  4. DiscoveryLover

    DiscoveryLover Member

    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    1,860
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
    Went to lunch today.
    This was outside the restaurant.
    [​IMG]
     
    Flex, JV3 and Adventurer like this.
  5. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    13,205
    Likes Received:
    14,094
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    The arguments for and against masks are super interesting to me and i enjoy the debate however lets keep this thread for concerns and reporting etc.
     
    JV3 and Frigin like this.
  6. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    2,071
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Location:
    Here and there...
    If interested and now might be a good time. Amazon has lifted it restrictions on most reusable respirators. I don’t know what the price was before, but def seems like a reasonable price to me.
    Managed to get 2x respirator, reusable filter plate covers, reusable filter plate and port caps for under $70.

    Considering I’ve seen prices such as $10 for 2-3 KN95 masks. The reusable respirators don’t seem so bad..

    Break down:

    Respirator $20 x2 = $40
    Reusable filter cover pair $10
    Reusable filter base pair $10
    Filter port cap $5 x2 = $10

    The reusable filter pieces come in pairs so you can split them to 2x masks. You can use disposable masks cut or folded in half In place of the “factory” filters. For the n95 specific mask the most disposable n95 masks can be cut in half and used as the filter.

    If you are looking for additional protection, a Canister set can be bought for around $13. You then use the same reusable filter cover and place a disposable filter piece on top of the canister and use the cover to hold in place.

    *** While these ideas are outside of normal manufactures recommendations, if you really dig into the “emergency use authorizations and guidance” from the manufactures websites they are showing similar setups. The biggest difference in my use is the single canister/ filter setup. Multiple reasons to use only one including resource conservation, enabling check welds, etc. All things to look into IMO ***
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2020
    JV3, ASH, Adventurer and 1 other person like this.

Share This Page