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Please wear a mask when going out

Post by abbby » Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:30 am

Let's all do our part, by wearing a mask when going out. We all know the mask do help protect ourselves and also others out there.
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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:45 am

It only helps if you use it in conjunction with Social Distancing. If you don't keep your distance, may as well not bother. Better yet? STAY HOME!

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Post by Spanisheyes » Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:53 pm

but no harm in wearing a mask tho.. better be safe than sorry!

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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Apr 2020 1:18 am

So stay home. Better be safe than sorry!

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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by tacoball » Tue, 07 Apr 2020 5:44 pm

best is to just stay at home, virus spread very easily and veeeeryy fast :shock:

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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by tiktok » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 9:58 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:45 am
It only helps if you use it in conjunction with Social Distancing. If you don't keep your distance, may as well not bother. Better yet? STAY HOME!
Not if you are infected. You may not know you are. Wear a mask for other people's sake.
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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by tiktok » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:50 am

Wow, this forum spreads misinformation about public health issues, and deletes posts that disagree. That might even be illegal.
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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:56 am

tiktok wrote:
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:50 am
Wow, this forum spreads misinformation about public health issues, and deletes posts that disagree. That might even be illegal.
You're only allowed outside for 12 very specific reasons. Being a troll is not one of them.

1. For work in essential services: You can go to work for an essential service provider. Those in non-essential services, however, cannot carry on their work unless they are working from home.
2. For work in specified schools and childcare centres: If you're a teacher or work in early childhood, you can go to work in a specified school or an early childhood development centre.
3. To send your child to childcare: You can bring your children to a place where they will be cared for, such as a childcare centre. However, you can only bring them to another person's house if you work for an essential service provider.
4. To care for the disabled and elderly: You can leave your house to assist any individual who has a physical or mental disability, or is below 12 years of age or above 60 years of age, with daily needs.
5, To buy essential goods and services: You can go out to buy food and groceries. You can also buy goods and services from an essential service provider (such as a hairdresser or laundry service), or a specified school.
6. To get medical help: This includes medical help for suspected Covid-19 infection, as well as "medical treatment that is of a pressing nature".
7. For recreational activity and exercise in open areas, alone or with people living in your home with you: You can "engage in any recreational activity" in an open-air stadium, public path or public park. This can be done alone, or with others who live with you.
However, you cannot use sports or recreation facilities which are common property in a "subdivided building", such as a condominium's tennis court or a playground within a shopping mall.
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11. To leave Singapore: You are allowed to leave your house if you plan to leave Singapore. However, those who return will be charged unsubsidised rates for inpatient stay at public hospitals, if they are admitted for suspected Covid-19 symptoms.
12. In emergency, to seek or provide help: You can leave your house to seek help in an emergency, or render help.
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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by tiktok » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:50 am

Thanks, but the OP"s advice is still correct - if you must go outside, please wear a mask. It's not good to divert the thread into a discussion about whether or not one should go outside. And it's even worse to delete posts that make this point.
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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:34 pm

Which part of
"It only helps if you use it in conjunction with Social Distancing. If you don't keep your distance, may as well not bother. Better yet? STAY HOME!"

did you not understand? Masks are only useful IF used with Social Distancing (which Singaporeans still are not using - witness IKEA last weekend). Even if both wear masks 'with' social distancing, it is only 75% effective. The OP only mentioned going out (which they shouldn't be doing generally speaking) not if one MUST go out. Therefore my admonition to STAY HOME is valid. Therefore you are doing nothing but your normal trolling. The clock is ticking......
“For instance, when a person who is sick goes out wearing a mask, the chances of spreading the virus are reduced by 50 per cent.
When the person comes in contact with someone who may not be sick but wears a mask, the risk of transmission is also reduced by another 50 per cent.
Such collective measures of mask-wearing could quadruple the effectiveness of preventing the virus from spreading between individuals.”
Dr Leong Hoe Nam

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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by tiktok » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 1:19 pm

So if both people wear a mask, the risk is reduced by 25%. Which is much better than 0%.

So we should not tell people to "not bother". That's the part I had a problem with.
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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 1:45 pm

If they are not going to go by the government recommended policies, then they may as well not bother, as they are increasing the ability of zero infections (if they stay home) to a 25% chance of infection if they don't have to be outside (e.g., MUST). Therefore don't bother, and that way may help clean up the gene pool somewhat.

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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 1:50 pm

This taken this morning. So much for social distancing and staying home if not necessary. This in AMK/Bishan Park.

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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by tiktok » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 2:19 pm

Yes, they certainly should bother wearing a mask. It's very simple. If you go out, wear a mask. Don't tell people to "not bother", lives are at stake, it's more important than this petty internet squabble.
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Re: Please wear a mask when going out

Post by x9200 » Thu, 09 Apr 2020 9:52 pm

We were outside this afternoon for some walk after spending 5 or 6 consecutive days at home At best 10% people wore masks (Bukit Batok / Timah area). That's really bad. Many of them, Caucasians, so not really only some "local muppets". If you can, stay at home, but at one point you will likely need to go outside, for food, some other things or just to maintain some sanity and if you go outside, wear the mask. They are not perfect but still reduce the risk. 75% efficiency is better than zero.

The problem is not with this level of efficiency but the misconception that wearing the mask provides 100% protection. People under such false assumption tend to act more recklessly. Unfortunately I miss the educational part for this whole exercise. This morning I read some article in ST covering this issue but surely this is not enough.

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