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Is anyone round here going to follow Fauci's advice and take the GOGGLES route?

He thinks it's a whole lot safer.

[quote]Dr Fauci tells people to wear eye shields for 'perfect' protection from coronavirus amid growing evidence particles can get into eyes - as deaths surpass 150,000 and seven states smash daily fatality records

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by Anonymousreply 9208/01/2020
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by Anonymousreply 107/30/2020

"Nope. Barely wear a mask.

—Sane, sensible, healthy"

More like narcissistic, reckless, and a troll.

by Anonymousreply 307/30/2020

No, sounds nutty. Air is gonna circulate all over you no matter what.

by Anonymousreply 407/30/2020

Of course it is, r4, but it won’t go directly in your eyes if someone sneezes, coughs or just breathes heavy.

While I don’t wear goggles, per se, I have a pair of safety glasses from work that look like a regular pair of sunglasses I wear.

Even a simple pair of glasses or sunglasses would work. They don’t have to be goggles. Fauci is not the only one saying this either.

by Anonymousreply 507/30/2020

R4, the whole point is nothing is foolproof, but you do anything and everything to minimize your risk.

You probably won’t get HIV from fucking bareback, but you take precautions to minimize the risk.

by Anonymousreply 607/30/2020

[quote]More like narcissistic, reckless, and a troll.

Another histrionic queen heard from.

by Anonymousreply 707/30/2020

I wore them in the early stages of covid but I let down my guard. They're going back on

by Anonymousreply 807/30/2020

Like that’s happened to me, R5. I don’t mean recently-I mean throughout the entire history of my life to date, my eyes have yet to receive the spittle of another in any significant way other than the infinitesimal amounts carried through the air since the birth of humans and time immemorial.

Maybe YOU’LL do “anything and everything,” R6. Some of us aren’t too terribly afraid. Whatever makes you feel better, though.

by Anonymousreply 907/30/2020

I ordered a few face shields this am, still about $4 ea on amazon.

by Anonymousreply 1007/30/2020

Unfortunately, we'll never know how many wear face shields, mask (and in some cases TWO masks) and gloves, and ended up infected anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1107/30/2020

[quote] I ordered a few face shields this am

A few? How man faces do you have?

by Anonymousreply 1207/30/2020

Does this face shield make me look fat? Oh wow, thanks for the honesty. Good thing I brought two others!

by Anonymousreply 1307/30/2020

[quote] for 'perfect' protection

Why does he choose to use terms such as that? There is probably added protection with goggles but perfect protection makes him sound like just another loon, which is not at all helpful.

I have no idea whether I will start wearing goggles or not yet, at first I couldn't see myself wearing a mask and now I wear one religiously.

by Anonymousreply 1407/30/2020

Time to admit that the people we used to mock as archaic and primitive probably knew better than we do. May as well just go all in on this.

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by Anonymousreply 1507/30/2020

Like R5 I have some safety glasses that I wear in higher-risk situations (shopping, doctor visits), but for just walking the dog I assume that my sunglasses are good enough.

by Anonymousreply 1607/30/2020

Outside? Nope. I think a mask is sufficient. Inside a box or grocery store? Most definitely. People are STILL too lax for me to trust them with my health and I have little enough time left as it is.

by Anonymousreply 1707/30/2020

I had my annual wellness examine last week and now that I think of it my doctor was wearing goggles. I wear contacts and I had heard it was recommended that people who wear contacts stop because of possible infection by insertion and removal of the contacts.

by Anonymousreply 1807/30/2020

[quote]Outside? Nope. I think a mask is sufficient. Inside a box or grocery store? Most definitely. People are STILL too lax for me to trust them with my health and I have little enough time left as it is. —oldlez

How old is you, gurl?

by Anonymousreply 1907/30/2020

Oh please no.

Sometimes I wonder if this isn’t a test of our willingness to conform. It’s like the hijab that Muslim women are totally NOT forced to wear. It’s their choice, nobody is holding a gun to their head. And it’s for their own protection, and the protection of the men around them, so they don’t get tempted to rape. It’s an outward symbol of their virtue, and those who don’t wear it are scorned by holy and nobody cares what happens to them because they were asking for it. If they’d just wear the covering, they’d be safe.

by Anonymousreply 2007/30/2020

To an extent, yes. I wear a mask in public for safety but it also says, stand back. The goggles clearly give that effect too.

Your paranoia about conformity is insane though

by Anonymousreply 2107/30/2020

I've been wearing an N95 mask, goggles and a face shield since this all started. A maskless man walked past me in the grocery store last month and sneered, "idiot" as he gawked at my attire. You know something? I don't care.

by Anonymousreply 2207/30/2020

One thing I’ve learned during this - we have no idea how this spreads exactly. I got it despite wearing a mask, keeping 6 feet apart and minimizing going to public places. After months of 99% lockdown, I went to a Home Depot and restaurant pickup when things reopened. I was in a place where infections were exploding - which became evident a week later. I got it despite mask. This thing seems way more contagious than regular flu.

by Anonymousreply 2307/30/2020

Is R2/7 posting from February 23rd?

by Anonymousreply 2407/30/2020

[quote]Your paranoia about conformity is insane though

Unquestioned acquiescence to increasingly extreme directives, especially about a still-unknown virus, is very concerning.

by Anonymousreply 2507/30/2020

People like R25 are the reason this will never be over. We could have knocked this shit out in 3 weeks, but these Karen/ Kevin types keep pontificating, rather than get their shit together. Imagine if blacks started pulling this bullshit. They'd be immediately rounded up and dropped off in arena style jails to rot, no questions asked.

by Anonymousreply 2607/30/2020

i thought a "karen" was the type that would be calling the cops on R25 for non-compliance.

you people need to get your racist-misogynist labels straight.

by Anonymousreply 2707/30/2020

Someone recently learned the word histrionics I see.

Must be that new Word of the Day calendar coming in handy.

by Anonymousreply 2907/30/2020

It’s just the Asshole of Death still trying to kill as many of us as she can

by Anonymousreply 3007/30/2020

I don’t have to worry about no stinking goggles I wear eyeglasses and a mask!

by Anonymousreply 3107/30/2020

Hilarious how some are compelled to equate taking precautions with being afraid and a conformist.

by Anonymousreply 3207/30/2020

They're so original they refuse to conform even to reality. They make their own reality! Like Herman Cain did.

by Anonymousreply 3307/30/2020

I have to go to Florida a week from Monday for 3 days( work)...I plan on wearing mask, gloves, and goggles for the flight in both directions!

by Anonymousreply 3407/30/2020

No, it's enough to sanitize my eyeglasses before and after outings, when I wash my hands and don and doff gloves.

R25 raises a valid point though. The more I read about pandemics history and contagion patterns from immunology professors and Bill Bryson's book [italic]A Short History of Nearly Everything[/italic], and from Infectious Diseases professors the false sense of security and invulnerability some directives seem to give simple superstitious people, the more I suspect these mandates are more to instill confidence of citizens to gather in retail stores and eating establishments to keep the economy going.

by Anonymousreply 3507/30/2020

If we had a decent President there would have been a federally-funded, comprehensive face mask invented and distributed to Americans. Washable, reusable...

by Anonymousreply 3607/30/2020

No. Too much and never enough.

Face mask and alcohol are sufficient, and just don't bark in each other's face, and also gargle with salt water/chlorhexidine for 1 minute three times a day.

by Anonymousreply 3707/30/2020

[quote]No, it's enough to sanitize my eyeglasses before and after outings

It's really not if it's spread via aerosols, as many scientists believe.

But thank you for making me realize I have to sanitize my glasses. (D'oh!) What do you use that doesn't damage or fog up the glass?

by Anonymousreply 3807/30/2020

Watch this video that shows aerosol droplets expelled without a mask compared to various types of masks. Yuck. After seeing this, I’d cover my eyes if I had to be in close proximity to people, even those with cloth masks on.

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by Anonymousreply 3907/30/2020

A Data Lounge type, sans face mask and under goggles, bracing his nervous disposition to brave the elements and venture out of doors for the first time since April in search of a new stockpile of Lysol wipes from every Wal_Mart within 100 miles of his house.

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by Anonymousreply 4007/30/2020

A computer model of the Diamond Princess cruise-ship outbreak found that the virus spread most readily in microscopic droplets light enough to linger in the air.

A research team based at Harvard and the Illinois Institute of Technology found that the virus spread most readily in microscopic droplets that were light enough to float in the air, for several minutes or much longer.

The new findings, if confirmed, would have major implications for making indoor spaces safer and choosing among a panoply of personal protective gear.

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by Anonymousreply 4107/30/2020

Epidemiologist discusses the findings of the Diamond Princess study:

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by Anonymousreply 4207/30/2020

Yeah, I wear the mask and use hand sanitizer religiously, practice careful social distancing, etc. I don’t go where people gather, except for groceries, the whole nine yards. And I believe in the collective good, etc.

But I feel like we are being pushed a little further and inching toward something not very nice. Let me be very clear: I am following all the health guidelines. But I’m also seeing a lot of mob mentality and it makes me uneasy.

I bet if Bill DeBlasio introduced a new snitch line NOW, people wouldn’t make fun of it this time. They’d be falling all over themselves to report their neighbors for wearing insufficient-gauge Tyvek body coverings.

by Anonymousreply 4307/30/2020

I'm not wearing glasses AND goggles, so glasses will have to do. I wear a mask whenever I leave the house, and I keep hand sanitizer in the car. I'm careful about where I go a nd how many people are there, like you R43. I'm a likely candidate for falling over dead if I catch this thing, so I'd like to avoid it if at all possible.

by Anonymousreply 4407/30/2020

How does the new study at R41 square with the findings about the Korean apartment building where many workers at a call center in one part of the building got covid, but very few people elsewhere in the building, even though they were using the same elevators, hallways, and other common spaces?

by Anonymousreply 4507/30/2020

Keys. Wallet. Phone. Mask. Ski goggles. Latex gloves. Purell. Wipes.

by Anonymousreply 4607/30/2020

I haven't been able to find Purell Wipes in months.

by Anonymousreply 4707/30/2020

I wear a mask if I'm around other people. If I'm walking the dog outside, or running, I don't. Unless this spikes considerably more than it is now, I'll probably forego the goggles.

by Anonymousreply 4807/30/2020

[quote]I haven't been able to find Purell Wipes in months.

I'm convinced this is how 40% of DL lives, shut-in, wearing double masks, goggle's under a face shield, double wrapped in latex gloves up to the shoulder blades, living on canned beans and fallout shelter cuisine, ordering all necessities for delivery to a decontamination chamber, and leaving the house only in search of Purell Wipes.

by Anonymousreply 4907/30/2020

I wear glasses, so no to goggles.

by Anonymousreply 5007/30/2020

R49, I just want a pack of wipes to keep in the car ... geez.

by Anonymousreply 5107/31/2020

I draw the line at goggles. I don't go anywhere (indoors) anyway. Groceries are delivered, everything else can be done online. If I absolutely needed to go buy something, it would be early AM when I know the stores are empty. In and out in 15-20 minutes max.

If I had to take a long flight, maybe I'd consider it. But I don't plan to fly for a good while. There just comes a point where I would be willing to risk a very small viral load rather than live in total paranoia. I mean, 6 months of this has already been exhausting. I do everything possible to keep my immune system in good shape and I don't have any high risk folks around me. But I certainly understand those who are high risk, and/or forced to deal with the public regularly, taking stronger measures.

by Anonymousreply 5207/31/2020

I'm all ready!

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by Anonymousreply 5307/31/2020

Here we go. Another goalpost moved. Another maidens auntie brigade to squawk that we’re Trumpers if we don’t want to wear goggles now, because Fauci does.

by Anonymousreply 5407/31/2020

It's been obvious to anyone with a brain right from the start that you need eye protection as well as nose and mouth. I don't know why this is even an issue now, all of a sudden.

by Anonymousreply 5507/31/2020

[quote] But I feel like we are being pushed a little further and inching toward something not very nice. Let me be very clear: I am following all the health guidelines. But I’m also seeing a lot of mob mentality and it makes me uneasy.

WTF? There are clips of Deplorables pulling guns and attacking people who ask them to put on mask, but the ones who ask to put on masks are the troubling mob that make you uneasy?

by Anonymousreply 5607/31/2020

[quote] goggle's under a face shield,

Goggle’s what though?

by Anonymousreply 5707/31/2020

[quote]WTF? There are clips of Deplorables pulling guns and attacking people who ask them to put on mask, but the ones who ask to put on masks are the troubling mob that make you uneasy?

You don't think it's possible that both sides make him feel uneasy, for different reasons?

by Anonymousreply 5807/31/2020

Feeling uneasy=threaten deadly force?

by Anonymousreply 5907/31/2020

I won't wear goggles, but I have ordered a full face plastic shield I will wear along with my mask.

by Anonymousreply 6007/31/2020

I've seen people wearing masks in their cars and on bicycles.

by Anonymousreply 6107/31/2020

R38, when you come back home, bring your glasses into the shower with you and wash them with Dawn liquid soap in the shower. Wash the earpieces and the whole frame with Dawn as well as the lenses.

I’ve been washing my glasses with Dawn for years, because it doesn’t damage the anti-scratch coating and it’s a degreaser. Dry them with an eyeglass cloth. Don’t scrub them dry, just give them one light pass to get the water off the lenses. Don’t leave your glasses in the shower, or you could get mineral deposit spots from the shower water on the lenses.

by Anonymousreply 6207/31/2020

Also, don’t use Dawn with any of the perfumed scents, just use plain blue Dawn.

by Anonymousreply 6307/31/2020

R63, people give me crap for recommending “original blue Dawn”, but the brand now has 50 different micro biotic antistatic bubbly bullshit versions.

I should wear goggles for my bus commute - it’s a slack-jawed grunter people who blow their noses into their own hair.

by Anonymousreply 6407/31/2020

R56 is another problem. The bullying of people who are on the same side as you, but not as virtuous. They lead the mobs.


by Anonymousreply 6507/31/2020

Fauci told Anderson Cooper last night that he never said everybody should wear goggles. He was asked a question about whether a person in a specific circumstance should wear them and he basically said, "Go ahed and wear them if they make you feel safer."

by Anonymousreply 6607/31/2020

But Repugs gotta lie. About everything.

by Anonymousreply 6707/31/2020

[quote]Fauci told Anderson Cooper last night that he never said everybody should wear goggles. He was asked a question about whether a person in a specific circumstance should wear them and he basically said, "Go ahed and wear them if they make you feel safer."

No, that is not what he said the first time.

What part of "YOU SHOULD USE IT" ...and "you should use it if you can" don't you understand?

Why don't you click on this link and hear what he ACTUALLY SAID in the video.

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by Anonymousreply 6807/31/2020

"Both sides" argument = Trump / Deplorable

Only one side puts everybody else in danger (spoiler alert: The ones not wearing a mask and think they can own the Libs by spreading Covid).

by Anonymousreply 6907/31/2020

It's become a political thing in America - them and us...leading to "liberals" shouting in people's faces, with a mask on of course.

by Anonymousreply 7007/31/2020

These are not liberals shouting

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by Anonymousreply 7107/31/2020

I have glasses, so I don't wear goggles. I do have a pair, though, so I guess I'm ready if necessary. I don't have a face shield and I'm hoping I don't need one.

Other than my own home, I wear a mask everywhere if inside. I wear one outside if there's people around, but if I'm outside walking with nobody around me, I don't wear one, but I do keep one in my pocket if needed.

by Anonymousreply 7207/31/2020

[quote] These are not liberals shouting

Those are not even humans shouting.

by Anonymousreply 7307/31/2020

If it's at the stage that we need to wear goggles to prevent spread we're all basically fucked, luckily it isn't as deadly as Ebola, Marburg or Hantavirus

by Anonymousreply 7407/31/2020

Anyone who questions anything is painted as a Boris or a Trumper.

How about Antifa? Can I be Antifa? Their outfits are cooler.

by Anonymousreply 7507/31/2020

Chorona can indeed infect you through your eyes, so you may want to wear a face-shield of goggles depending on your situation. It's not crazy, and it's not anything new. It's something we've known for months.

by Anonymousreply 7607/31/2020

Infect me with your corona, I want to be tainted with your germs, my hunky adonis!!!!

by Anonymousreply 7707/31/2020

I wear a face shield, and today I went to the market and there was a woman behind me in line intermittently coughing small coughs behind me. Face shields don’t cover the back.

So now I’m going to have to get goggles. *Sigh*

by Anonymousreply 7807/31/2020

Maybe a helmut, R78

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by Anonymousreply 7907/31/2020

Yep. Additionally, I’m buying a hard hat, knee and elbow pads, ear plugs, a male cup, and hopefully a shield if I can get my hands on one.

If you told me 5 years ago I’d be typing that I’d tell you that you were a fucking lunatic yet here we are.

This is Amerikkka.

by Anonymousreply 8007/31/2020

R80, I have a medical condition that makes me very high risk. I’m not doing it for the hell of it. In the last month, I’ve had three medical emergencies and I’m waiting to have surgery. Two of the emergencies were totally unrelated to the surgery, just weird coincidences. I’ve had a really bad month.

If I get Corona, no surgery for additional weeks, which will make my condition a lot worse than it has to be and it will probably be an emergency. I’m just gritting my teeth until the surgery.

There are some people who have legitimate medical issues, you know. If you see someone in the store with a face shield, there’s a reason.

by Anonymousreply 8107/31/2020

[quote] there was a woman behind me in line intermittently coughing small coughs behind me. Face shields don’t cover the back. So now I’m going to have to get goggles.

You have eyes in the back of your head? Are you my mom?

by Anonymousreply 8208/01/2020

[quote] there was a woman behind me in line intermittently coughing small coughs behind me.

What would be really weird is if she was coughing small coughs in front of you while she was behind you.

by Anonymousreply 8308/01/2020

If you can smell my weed/resin bowl, you are too close. Weed helps social distancing and from a distance god is watching us but I still get annoyed with Bette Midler at times.

by Anonymousreply 8408/01/2020

Is there a full bodysuit, maybe like a Hazmat, that one can wear? Seems like when it gets cooler that would be the best bet.

by Anonymousreply 8508/01/2020

Of course there is, r85.

Have you not seen in the beginning where the doctors and nurses were saying they didn’t have enough of them?

by Anonymousreply 8608/01/2020

If you're going to the grocery store and you're in an area where people wear masks, then maybe no goggles are needed. But if you live in a place where masks are not required and not commonly worn, there will be more Covid-19 floating in the air. The number of hospitalizations in those areas prove that. In those areas, whenever you go out, wear a mask and goggles.

But if you are going on a train, or a plane, or a subway, or other crowded places, then wear the fucking goggles. It is OBVIOUSLY safer. The virus is airborne. It enters your body through mucusal surfaces, i.e., the inside of your mouth, your nose, and your eyes.

Don't be stupid about this. Protect yourselves. You want to be around to struggle through the coming Depression, don't you?

by Anonymousreply 8708/01/2020

Anybody found a good source of googles?

by Anonymousreply 8808/01/2020

Go to any hardware store and they'll have all sorts of goggles.

by Anonymousreply 8908/01/2020

Here you go, R85. Jude Law has you covered, so to speak.

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by Anonymousreply 9008/01/2020

Well, R88... eBay has over 263,000 listings for "goggles."

You might try there.

by Anonymousreply 9108/01/2020

When the first Coronavirus freak out thread here started I got a box of N95s, goggles, face shields and disposable ear covers. The only thing I haven't done is the goggles and ear covers but I'm glad I have them

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