25 thoughts on “Cut Loose, Everybody Foot Luas

    1. millie von strumpet

      +1

      As a someone who wears glasses, having them fog up is a pain in the arse, but if you’re wearing the mask properly, it shouldn’t be a problem.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        I agree.

        I was given a couple of tips on another ‘Sheet post the other day: smear washing up liquid on the lenses then wipe off (but not rinse) and it should stop glasses fogging up for a while. I admit I have not yet tried it, but this is more for reasons of opportunity rather than anything else.

  1. Junkface

    I was just thinking that. It drives me nuts. A mask needs to cover both nose and mouth! People are dim, they actually need instructions

    1. Rob_G

      He might be in the process of getting it on, to be adjusted once he is in the carriage. Or it might be early in the morning and he hasn’t copped it.

      This is a learning curve for all of us; people need to chill.

  2. paul

    If they think it’s hard to breath wearing a mask correctly, they should try fighting for every breath, like pulling soup through a straw, hoping that you’ll have the strength to take your next breath and your next and your next. Terrified of any kind of exertion or even of falling asleep. And if all fails, that there is a ventilator available, that somebody else doesn’t need it more than you or has a better chance at survival so you are doped to die to preserve another persons life. Even then, if you’re lucky enough to get a ventilator, your body might be so weak that you just die anyway.

    1. SOQ

      Bullpoo. Cloth masks offer no protection against CoVid-19. If anything they make it more likely as you touch your face so often.

      1. ReproBertie

        There have been no studies on the effectiveness of cloth masks as a protective measure against Covid-19 so I don’t know how you can claim they offer no protection.

      2. paul

        looking at research material (no studies as of yet as Repro says) and seeing a heat map of a person breathing, speaking, coughing and sneezing while wearing and not wearing an ordinary cloth mask and there is a difference. A person speaking sends their breath a few feet away from themselves, the mask cuts that to less than a foot. The masks as well cut droplet production (and propulsion) by between 80 and 90% as long as they aren’t worn continuously for more than an hour (they get damp) and are washed regularly.

        Even if the difference is minimal but still more than 0%, I’ll still wear my mask on trains and buses. The tiniest chance that I could protect myself and/or others is worth the inconvenience and the foggy glasses.

        1. Cian

          I agree that if you have two people and one puts on a clean mask then the one with the mask is a lot less likely to spread droplets. But there is more to it than that.

          The difficulty, as far as I can tell, is having a moisture-and-germ/virus-laden cloth on your face. If you touch it, then you are transferring the germs to your hands, and then to anything you touch. The longer you wear it, the greater then germ-transfer will be.

          Unless people are correctly wearing masks, using them only once, not touching them, washing their hands immediately after taking them off, storing them properly (before and after use) then the fewer airborne droplets may not outweigh the increased risk of touch-contacts.

          People that don’t wear them properly could be a greater infection risk: aren’t reducing the risks of air-borne droplets AND (through touching) are increasing the risks of spreading it.

      3. Nigel

        People are asked to wear masks so that if THEY have covid and are asymptomatic, the mask will reduce the risk of them spreading the disease to other people.

      4. realPolithicks

        At this point you should just change you’re avatar to “trump” as you spout the same kind of nonsense he does on masks and covid in general.

        1. SOQ

          I was talking to my cousin this morning. For the first time in her life she took a panic attack while wearing one of those things.

          The only reason to wear one is if you are presymtomtomatic because asymptomatic do not shed. Now what are the chances of that given Ireland’s current infection rates?

          Complete OTT hysteria.

          1. realPolithicks

            Fortunately for the rest of us people like you are not making the decisions regarding this pandemic.

  3. Johnny

    THE VIRUS THE VIRUS EVERYONES GOING WE ARE ALL GOING DIE DIE DIE DEATH LOCK DOWN

    ….in other news some elderly men who are non productive burdens on society with “comorbidity” in their 80 and 90’s sadly passed away…

  4. Johnny

    There is a pic of the old boy and all that but I find his behavior reckless and dangerous,in my opinion a complete ‘lock down’ is a total knee-jerk overeaction, but WTF is he doing motoring about in his wheel chair, lock down or lock up the sick and elderly,but leave the rest us alone!

    Mask isn’t going save him-he’s high risk and being reckless, lock him down not me !

    If he gets the virus I assume the state will be expect provided world class health care for him-STAY HOME if you can’t walk FFS!

  5. Rob_G

    Johnny’s nihilistic attitude to victims of terrorist violence also extends to avuncular grandparents.

    1. Johnny

      -your the one moaning about lay bouts -i wake up like most people wanting go to work,the govt is destroying the economy, your too busy moaning about social welfare and who’s getting what to notice…..its a few oul lads,the economic wreckage just aint worth it-they in my prayers ok!

      1. Johnny

        ..load PANIC MERCHANTS AND SCARE MONGERS-its just ain’t worth it sorry grandad…

        “The Government projects that it is already facing a budget deficit of up to €30 billion this year as it deals with a surge in spending to support the economy and as well as an expected fall-off in tax receipts amid coronavirus.”

        https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/restaurants-seek-1-8bn-bailout-amid-threat-of-50-closures-1.4284789?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Restaurants++begging+bowl%3B+relief+for+directors%3B+and+five+ways+to+get+ahead+from+home&utm_campaign=business_today_digest

        1. Johnny

          Whenever I’m waxing my board on the north shore I’m often struck by the similarities to Ireland,the weather,lush tropical landscape,great coffee and phenomenal weed…

          How a small little island did it right…

          “But a catastrophe never came. Instead of a massive, uncontrolled outbreak, Hawaii has recorded the fewest Covid-19 cases per capita in the country. As of this writing, just one person per 100,000 has died (17 in total), and 54 per 100,000 have tested positive (762 in total)”

          https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/06/19/hawaii-covid-success-story-322919

          1. Rob_G

            No-one is really interested in your rich fantasy life where you are drug-taking cool guy, Johnny.

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