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the humble mask
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:16:56 PM »
The humble mask
The humble mask has been around for a long time, just paper plastic and a bit of elastic, so simple, yet it is now being recognised as a vital tool for public health. asians have worn masks for a long time, if they were sick have a cold or whatever, most wore them to keep the nasty germs from spreading to others.  now we are all having to learn to live with them outside the home.

The Brits have had to wear face protection during the plagues and the great smog of London in 1952, where 12,000 lives were lost.
some old movies with masks were Phantom of the Opera, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Silence of the Lambs, The Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Man in the Iron Mask. so masks there not new to us. even the later movies you'd be suprised just how many movies revolve around our humble mask.

The Great Smog of London 1952
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Re: the humble mask
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2020, 03:20:00 PM »
Mask of shame


So masks have been around a long long time each serving a different purpose. since the Stone Age. Masks have been worn as a form of disguise at parties, actors wore them, at a religious ceremony or even used many years ago as punishment.

They often were made to represent the spirits of ancestors or of certain local deities. A dancer wearing the mask was sometimes thought to be possessed by the spirit represented by the mask he wore.

interesting one was the shame mask where the criminal would wear a mask of shame, worn in public so everyone knew. there was even a mask for nagging wives some included a tongue depressor with sharp edges that was placed in the mouth to make talking painful.

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Re: the humble mask
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 12:26:46 AM »
Don't mention the war



So the humble mask has taken off in the fashiom market. Parisian brands including Marine Serre sent masked models down their runways in logo emblazoned styles, fitting in with global fashion. you could say the mask is having his day as he now goes to weddings concerts, in all kinds of styles and the trend wearing matching dresses or skirts with their masks. one way to encourage people to wear masks is to make them fashionable, part of ones wardrobe.

Some say the mask has a psychological affect on people, of shame and silence. But those people wearing the mask will also look scornfully at others who aren't wearing one. some people are under the impression that everything that's happening now has been planned long ago.
After all Masks of all different shapes & sizes have been worn since the year dot

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Re: the humble mask
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 12:44:52 PM »
 

1918 flu pandemic

the 1918 influenza pandemic killed an estimated 675,000 people, some like today didn't like to wear a mask. In 1918 lots of people grumbled about wearing masks, or even refused to do so, did they see masks as an infringement on their freedom or was they just going against the grain.

They even had a Anti Mask League protest in San Francisco. influenza being a respiratory disease spread through droplets, so masks were seen as a useful tool. With the country at war at that time, wearing masks was seen as patriotic.

Study after study prove the effectiveness of masks as a tool to reduce the spread of coronavirus, wearing them reduces the odds of transmitting it and contracting it.

Interesting article from henrymakow.com Was Spanish Flu (1918) Deliberate Genocide? (From Dec 14, 2006) henrymakow.com worth a read

By Henry Makow Ph.D.
In 1948, Heinrich Mueller, the former head of the Gestapo, told his CIA Interrogator that the influenza pandemic of 1918-19, the most devastating plague in human history, was man-made.

Mueller said the flu started as an US army bacteriological warfare experiment that somehow infected US army ranks at Camp Riley KS in March 1918, and spread around the world. He says that it "got out of control" but we cannot discount the horrible possibility that the "Spanish Flu" was a deliberate elite depopulation measure. Researchers have found connections between it and the "Bird Flu."

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Re: the humble mask
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 01:24:12 PM »
Bubonic Plague Doctor Mask


Looking back in history people have worn face masks since the year dot, all over the world, from nurses of today and going back in time. Founded in 1865 was the Ku Klux Klan they also wore face coverings. veils worn by religion could also be classed. In the 17th century the Black Plague doctors wore strange beaked masks, their belief was they could purify poisonous air. so coronavirus realy nothing new, the world has been hit with simmilar viruses for a long time and were still around.

The plague was once the most feared disease in the world, capable of wiping out hundreds of millions of people in seemingly unstoppable global pandemics and afflicting its victims with painfully swollen lymph nodes, blackened skin, and other gruesome symptoms.

In 17th-century Europe, the physicians who tended to plague victims wore a costume they covered themselves head to toe and wore a mask with a long bird-like beak. The reason behind the beaked plague masks was a misconception about the very nature of the dangerous disease.

just my thoughts, the outfit worn that could be enough to frighten you to death :-[

During that period's outbreaks of the bubonic plague a pandemic that recurred in Europe for centuries towns that were gripped by the disease hired plague doctors who practiced what passed for medicine on rich and poor residents alike. These physicians prescribed what were believed to be protective concoctions and plague antidotes, witnessed wills, and performed autopsies and some did so while wearing beaked masks.

In the clip below - The Carnival Of Venice And Its Traditional Masks - There's an interesting story behind that. The creating masks is indeed, an art in Venice, a tradition dating back hundreds of years, making the carnival of Venice truly unique.

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Re: the humble mask - wear masks during sex, Oh! & no Kissing
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 11:15:22 AM »
Keep your mask on while having sex, a Canadian doctor says - but how many people will follow her advice?

Canada's top doctor urges mask wearing during sex, no kissing  msn.com
Canada's chief public health officer on Wednesday urged couples to wear masks during sex to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
"Sex can be complicated in the time of Covid-19, especially for those without an intimate partner in their household or whose sexual partner is at higher risk for Covid-19," Theresa Tam said in a statement.
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Re: the humble mask - Spot A Fake one
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 02:24:21 PM »
How Do You Spot A Fake Face Mask?

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Some twatter remarks say there's more checks to get into a Thai mall than to get into the UK.
Well i think thats good, as some really go against the grain of having to wear a mask, it's for your own benefit and protection as well as others.

some shops have installed equipment that scans temperature and to see if your wearing a mask. Doors don’t open if not. that also removes mask arguments for staff like (meanwhile in the USA) the clip below.

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Re: the humble mask - disrespectful irresponsible foreigners
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 03:37:27 PM »
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Wearing a mask is common courtesy
It’s not over yet. The second wave of the coronavirus is just beginning in the west. Thailand still needs us to wear our masks, social distance, wash our hands and take care of each other.

During the early parts of the pandemic lockdown there is one thing I noticed among my peers, westerners, a large number of them refused to wear masks. As I walked along the waterfront near my home I’d see dozens of Thai people walking, riding their motorbikes to work, or working there on the beach, all wearing masks. Then I’d see a handful of disrespectful irresponsible foreigners not wearing a mask, maybe jogging, riding a road or mountain bike, huffing, puffing and sweating their way along the road. Oblivious.

We are, in the end, guests and should always abide by the rules set here and not by some behavioral idea of where you/we come from.

For some people from the western world the idea of wearing a mask somehow infringes on their ‘rights.’ Some of these confused individuals decided their ‘freedom’ was being curtailed by orders to not spread a deadly, virulent disease to others, a way of thinking that confuses the heck out of me. They chose to not ‘believe’ in a virus and how it’s spread. They felt immortal and didn’t seem to care one whit if they infected others. Viruses don’t care about belief systems or politics from home and they never will.

Signs would pop-up at anti-mask protests in Canada (yes, they are a thing there…sigh) and other western countries saying things like “My body my choice” when the act of wearing a mask is not about their body, it’s about the other person’s health. It’s about not passing COVID-19 on to others if you become infected. It was never about ‘you’ it was and is about everyone else.

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Re: the humble mask goes hi-tech (video)
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 01:21:11 PM »
From monitoring vital signs to filtering filthy air and even translating speech into other languages, the coronavirus-fuelled boom in mask-wearing has spawned an unusual range of high-tech face coverings.

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Re: What If Everyone Wore Medical Face Masks?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2020, 12:48:14 PM »
What If Everyone Wore Medical Face Masks?

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