[Roundup] You Go Through All This Effort – Wearing The Space Helmut – But Use An Inferior Mask??

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  1. that headgear in itself is a fully enclosed respirator with its own mechanical air filter. He actually does not need a mask. Only flaw if any is his ears is not fully covered and you can say he should wear gloves.

  2. Those PAPRs should be reserved for health care professionals. They are in very short supply and needed by them – not travellers.

  3. “In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you, remove your safety earphones, disconnect the tube running down your hoodie, unclip your space helmet, lift the visor, remove your surgical mask and place the oxygen mask firmly over your nose and mouth, making sure not to touch your nose and mouth with the fingers that have been tapping on your contaminated iPhone for the whole flight.

  4. I wouldn’t call that mask “inferior”. If you’ve been paying attention to mask research Gary, you know that the three ply hospital mask is the best protection you can have short of an N95.

    It is kind of silly to mask when you have a PAPR but the mask itself is quite good. But I wouldn’t put on a PAPR on a plane because of the safety issues involved if you should need to get emergency oxygen.

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