As of today, all citizens in Austria are required to wear some kind of mask out in public; my mom lives in Vienna, she is all set.
The idea of the blue towel is brilliant, but there are a couple of things to consider:
A mask needs to fit properly, otherwise you're breathing pulls air from around your beards, chinny chinn chinn etc
Reusing or washing this would seem to be a poor idea, given the material is disposable and no testing has been done on what happens to the fibers after washing.
Ultimately, some form of mask is likely going to be more effective than none, but it isn't going to be any kind of guarantee of prevention. Look at the medical community toll; even with protective equipment in the early stages when they had it.
Still, you can't catch what you're not exposed to, so stay at home and away from other folks.
My son is working at the grocery store every day and I am a bit worried of course. They have installed plexi shields in front of the work stations, but still. One little positive is he was really sick with all the Corona symptoms over Christmas, so perhaps he is immune or at least more resistant to it?
Tons of missing info that we are not getting fed - everything from China willfully spreading it, to the changing tune from our Liberal experts here in Canada (closing flights doesn't work, so let's shut airtravel off way later, duh!!).
The severity of the sickness and death tolls have captured the imagination and thus allow for some sizable gaps in the full picture perspective. Add in the no jobs, no income, stay home etc and you have the beginnings a very effective reset for society. This may be all hogwash, but no one can deny these independent separate views or facts.
The total sum remains to be seen. One thing is for sure though; China will get a reckoning from the rest of the world after this is all said and done.
In the meantime, I sure hope the western intelligence agencies and military are on Defcon 3 or better, since the bad actors that don't care about human life are sure to be jockeying for position.
Hungary leader effectively pulled off an unbridled power coup a few days ago. Our sockpuppet PM tried but got told to sit back down. They did manage to give themselves a raise and increase the carbon tax in the meantime.
Hope everyone is well and staying safe.
a 16 year old hooligan stuck in a 55 year old's carcass