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That looks like the S10. No asbestos in that one. athumb.. It's the old style red WW2 trench canisters in the satchel, and some home-guard "inproved" types with the extra canister taped on.
 

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Copied here from another thread as the message needs spreading.

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All masks will protect the user Chippy. Valved masks only protect the user, not those around them, so are useless for stopping spread of the virus if the individual is infected. Surgical masks will protect both the user and others around them.
No they don't as Terry has posted below and this is why (as i have said several times) the Government need to make the message on people wearing masks clearer.




Non medical masks offer very little protection for the user. Their main purpose, if worn, is to limit the spread of infection by an infected person, say in the pre-symptomatic period.
This is what the WHO have to say about medical masks, let alone something you knocked out on that ancient Singer sewing machine which has been in the loft, using a pair of old pants having looked at a Youtube video, and when worn has huge gaps round the side.

Wearing a medical mask is one of the prevention measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19. However, the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection, and other measures should also be adopted. Whether or not masks are used, maximum compliance with hand hygiene and other IPC measures is critical to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.
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Thanks Terry that saved me a lot of typing.

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This is where people are getting confused - However, masks will probably make little difference if you’re just walking around town or taking a bus so there is no need to bulk-buy a huge supply.


Claim: ‘Face masks don’t work’

Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transmission route of coronavirus, and some studies have estimated a roughly fivefold protection versus no barrier alone (although others have found lower levels of effectiveness).

If you are likely to be in close contact with someone infected, a mask cuts the chance of the disease being passed on. If you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, or have been diagnosed, wearing a mask can also protect others. So masks are crucial for health and social care workers looking after patients and are also recommended for family members who need to care for someone who is ill – ideally both the patient and carer should have a mask.

However, masks will probably make little difference if you’re just walking around town or taking a bus so there is no need to bulk-buy a huge supply.

 

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Looks like masks even were the wearer - a reduction to about a 5th of without.

 

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Better late than never. From today's briefing

"Face coverings on public transport will be compulsory from 15 June in England to help stop the transmission of coronavirus as more people go back to work, Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, has said."
 

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It won't stop the second wave.
 

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Might help though?
Might, yes. There already have been mass gatherings in a lot of countries, "super-spreader events". And people are stupid and inconsistent so I expect July and August to become... interesting.
 

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Might, yes. There already have been mass gatherings in a lot of countries, "super-spreader events". And people are stupid and inconsistent so I expect July and August to become... interesting.
We had one of these " super-spreader" events yesterday in hyde park
 

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We had one of these " super-spreader" events yesterday in hyde park
We had one in the centre of Amsterdam. Same reason probably, same kind of people. Same common sense as well.
 

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Hopefully, your demos aren't being combined with bricks'n'torches. Yes, it's kinda sad over on the side of the big water. 😟
Antifa having the days of their lives.
 
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