Swine Flu H1N1, Face Masks and Duct Tape
In a follow-up to the 27 APR post entitled, Swine Flu (Influenza) and the Best Tip for Surviving Its Spread I am amazed at the large number of news outlets (national and local) showing or suggesting the use of these tiny blue surgical/face masks as a part of their Swine Flu reporting on defensive measures. I’m sure you’ve seen them over the last few days bracketed by terms like contamination, outbreak, pandemic or deadly influenza. They sure dig props. Remember how shortly after 9/11 everyone was encouraged to go purchase duct tape to protect themselves?
In fairness, or perhaps in the interest of full disclosure, I am not a scientist, a mathematician or a doctor and I’ve never been very skilled with a protractor or a slide ruler, so you are welcome to take my objections to the above nonsense with a grain of salt. Ironic, in that in the world of measuring tiny things, a grain of salt is in the right ballpark. In that a human hair is about 75,000 nanometers, now figure that the Swine Flu virus registers at roughly 100 nanometers, a full 750 times smaller than the follicles atop your head. At that diminutive size, unfortunately, the Swine Flu virus skirts right through the fiber weaves of 99.99% of these masks. Not unlike rolling a bowling ball through your open garage door, the Flu contained in contaminated respiratory droplets slides right past your face smock.
Perhaps for those convinced about the need for such jaw-jackets, we could offer them duct tape to hold their masks in place. Click here for more information on survival through self-reliance at BuriedLogic.com