The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167504   Message #4131407
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-Jan-22 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
At any given time a snapshot will show imbalances. This is one of those times. (I have lots of masks here - because I haven't distributed them for a while - I made these three-layer flannel-based cloth masks last year.) I gave my box of two rapid tests to my ex who has had allergies and sinus stuffiness that he refuses to treat with one-a-day medications ("I don't like long-lasting pills.") So I told him that he needs to be able to test himself if he isn't going to treat the allergies and clear up those symptoms. I had another box on order but it's taking Amazon weeks to deliver it. It's looking like another 10 days before the first of two boxes I ordered arrives.

I see my masks pop up all over town, I've given away hundreds of them. (I've mailed quite a few to Mudcatters also!) They are two layers of a tight-weave cotton over a third flannel center (determined to be one of the best filter fabrics for these masks). They are fitted and have ties that can go around the ears or around the back of the head (my preference, much more comfortable) and a lower loop that goes around the neck (no dropping these). I've told friends and family with these that they might want to double mask for a while, wearing a surgical mask under the cloth.