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Posted By: Harlowe, 4/27/2020 1:14:44 PM

A basic clothing item that you likely already have tucked away in a drawer could make your homemade coronavirus face mask more protective, according to a preliminary study. Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston determined that wearing pantyhose over a mask could help to filter out more airborne particles when compared to wearing a mask alone. The pantyhose creates a snugger fit around the wearer’s face, sealing in the loose edges of the masks, said Loretta Fernandez, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University and one of the study’s authors.


Researchers found that for homemade fabric masks, the addition of wearing pantyhose fabric increased the performance of the masks between 15 and 50 percent. Worn alone, the masks blocked 30 percent or less of particles. Researchers cut a ring of pantyhose fabric from one leg of a stocking about 8 to 10 inches from top to bottom to add the pantyhose layer.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toledo 4/27/2020 1:19:28 PM (No. 393325)
Then go out and rob a bank?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GO3 4/27/2020 1:20:58 PM (No. 393327)
At this rate, just go buy a M50 protective mask and be done with it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Alecto2 4/27/2020 1:27:02 PM (No. 393337)
Fox News cribbed this from The Onion? Right?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 4/27/2020 1:40:12 PM (No. 393356)
So far I have gone to the supermarket twice, everyone was masked - from store managers through employees through all customers - and I have never felt that I was in a viral fog where absolutely airtight masking was required. Frankly, in that case my “bare” eyes would have been far more vulnerable. This is overkill unless a member of the household is infected and others need protection of this kind - to be worn by both the infected and those in the same household.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 4/27/2020 1:42:52 PM (No. 393358)
Loretta Ferandez now has her name touted in the media. Notice how many are using this coronavirus epidemic to pad their resumes and scrapbooks?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: altoona 4/27/2020 1:56:50 PM (No. 393377)
You can upgrade also by writing across your mask, Thanks, Chicoms!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 4/27/2020 1:59:06 PM (No. 393380)
How about if I show you my middle finger instead?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bgarrett 4/27/2020 2:07:26 PM (No. 393391)
"...A basic clothing item that you likely already have tucked away in a drawer ..." Right! Bruce
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Reply 9 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 4/27/2020 2:10:51 PM (No. 393395)
Has this idiot priced pantyhose lately? They're not supposed to be disposable, anyway. Clearly, Madeline had to meet an article deadline....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 4/27/2020 2:32:27 PM (No. 393411)
I don't wear a mask for shopping, and I sure as hell am not going to wear a panty hose over my head EVER for ANY reason. What next? May be an article that gluing blue poker chips to your forehead will ward off the virus? Or was that white poker chips that worked?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 4/27/2020 2:32:51 PM (No. 393412)
And next, boys and girls, to really protect yourselves, you MUST take a large sheet of tin foil and role it into the shape of a cone. Your headgear should go on in this order--poorly constructed (and completely useless) homemade mask, pantyhose covering your entire head and face, and tin foil hat firmly planted atop your head. OR we could ALL just wear burkas!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 4/27/2020 2:33:37 PM (No. 393414)
Are we being punched?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: anniebc 4/27/2020 2:33:56 PM (No. 393415)
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pook60 4/27/2020 2:41:37 PM (No. 393424)
Reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Raising Arizona. ‘’Son, you got a panty on your head.’’
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hershey 4/27/2020 2:41:42 PM (No. 393425)
Ah well, who knew that bank robbers and thieves who were wearing panty hose would become the norm for today???
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Historybuff 4/27/2020 2:54:43 PM (No. 393449)
I've found you can make a nice cloth one with a Gadsden Flag
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Reply 17 - Posted by: kono 4/27/2020 3:03:49 PM (No. 393460)
Further illustrating how mindbogglingly worthless these masks are. They wouldn't be effective against large particulates like pollen or even smoke, and we're supposed to act like they're meaningful against much much smaller things like viruses? It's all just a prop for the Left's shuck and jive over the Wuhan Flu.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: qr4j 4/27/2020 3:07:47 PM (No. 393464)
This is a MUST-READ if there ever was one!!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/27/2020 3:17:10 PM (No. 393475)
No mask, no virus, no problem. I have even stopped wearing rubber gloves in the grocery store because otherwise unemployed grocers are wiping down the returned carts and handing them to you. Aldi's in Hermitage only allows 20 or so people in the store at a time, so rain or shine, you stand in line to get the cereal you couldn't otherwise live without.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: KayJayMac 4/27/2020 3:18:25 PM (No. 393476)
I will not submit to wearing a mask ever. But my hubs and I decided if we were absolutely starving and forced to wear a face covering to buy groceries, we're going as the Unknown Comic.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JHHolliday 4/27/2020 3:21:15 PM (No. 393479)
My favorite line in that movie, #14.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/27/2020 3:27:38 PM (No. 393485)
I understand that a plastic grocery bag is also VERY effective. Requires a bit of duct tap to keep it on though.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: sw penn 4/27/2020 3:44:02 PM (No. 393497)
If I wear the mask and underwear on my head, will you guarantee I'll never die?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: daisey 4/27/2020 3:49:16 PM (No. 393503)
This is a joke, right?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 4/27/2020 3:50:53 PM (No. 393505)
On the bright side, all these masks are going to wreck havoc on Big Brother's facial recognition software. For privacy reasons alone, I recommend them.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ginadee 4/27/2020 4:19:28 PM (No. 393535)
Does anyone realize how hot those panty hose would be?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: rushie 4/27/2020 4:27:34 PM (No. 393541)
I’m old and very tempted to wear a Long Ranger Mask.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Catherine 4/27/2020 4:34:30 PM (No. 393549)
Hi Ho Silver and Awaaaaaay.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Calico Al 4/27/2020 5:26:00 PM (No. 393600)
I made a face mask out of an old sweat pants leg. Just cut the hole part of the leg that you can get over your head and fits snug over your nose. I used it when I worked with circular saws. it did a good job and was very comfortable. The trick was to get the right part of the pant leg that fit best. I have not used it for the virus yet. I can tell you it sealed the dust out better than the face masks I bought. I'm contemplating making another on for the virus.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/28/2020 1:06:18 AM (No. 393885)
Maybe it depends on where you live. if you live in NYC, you might need more than panty hose.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 4/28/2020 5:10:39 AM (No. 393947)
Umm! No! Like NEVER! I don’t wear women’s duds! I’m a dude who is firmly dude who never had nor never will have a femininely side! Good Grief!
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