What are you doing about the swine flu?

I’ve seen people on the 6 train and F trains now wearing masks to protect themselves from the swine flu. But my theory was that flue particles are so tiny that they can pervade any mask. I mean think about it, there literally is no preventing air from moving. . . unless you live in a vacuum.

Also, this article confirms my thoughts, sort of …

Federal health officials said Monday that they, quite frankly, didn’t know how helpful either type of devices are in preventing swine flu infection.

If used correctly, masks and — more likely — respirators may indeed reduce the risk of getting influenza, according to information released from the CDC. But for people who live in areas with confirmed cases, there is no single action that will provide complete protection. It simply isn’t practical to wear a mask all the time, and they are not 100% foolproof.

What are you doing to prevent swine flu?

2 Comments so far

  1. winkingskunk on May 1st, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    I saw my first face masks yesterday! While waiting in line to go to a Neil Gaimen talk on Broadway two girls walked by wearing them. My reaction – a roll of the eyes.

    Is it bad to say I’m doing nothing about the Swine Flu? I’m just not caring.

    Oh, and I read this today… http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-sci-swine-reality30-2009apr30,0,3606923.story

    My immunities will kick it’s ass!

  2. dhaval mehta (dhaval) on May 2nd, 2009 @ 12:29 am

    Yeahhhhhhhhh. Natural immunities all the way man. I’m not doing anything about swine flu either. :-x But every time I sneeze someone claims I’ve infected them. Oh well.

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