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Re: Online-only DebConf20 plans

On Thu, 18 Jun 2020 at 12:40, Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir@cohens.org.il> wrote:
> Example: https://www.bagsoflove.com/products/multi-wear-tube-scarf

As it is elastic, I'm not sure it is a good COVID-19 face mask, right?

It has ups and downs. Single layer elastic scarf will have lowest filtration, but still better than 
nothing and better than an ill fitting stiff mask. Elasticity improves fit and wide coverage down 
to the neck makes that side fit perfectly. FIltration can be improved by having the scarf have 
two separate layers, it also makes it better as an actual scarf for autumn/winter use. Need to 
make sure that the material can be ironed as that is the easiest way to keep it disinfected 
between uses.

In the end it may not be as effective as a properly worn surgical or N95 mask, but it can be 
on a similar efficiency level as a cotton mask (especially for source control of droplets) and 
is easier to wear and easier to carry around while not actively wearing it.

It is also quite on-brand for Debian, I seem to remember quite a few people wearing such 
scarfs in past Debconfs for various uses. 
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