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On a positive note- research ongoing and 400,000 people signed up to help others....

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator

Research is still ongoing with research and pharma groups partnering up.

breakthroughs.com/health-to...

Not everyone is acting stupid...some are trying to help the vulnerable...by the 5.30pm news, radio reported 401,000 volunteers.

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52029877

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PMRpro
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And necessity having been the mother of invention - here are two ongoing developments from my region:

stol.it/artikel/chronik/uni...

The top image is how to make a high grade protective mask from a scuba mask and the lower one is an adaptation of the polycarbonate masks we see in workshops. Sorry the text is in German.

Telian
Telian
in reply to PMRpro

I sent the link re the masks to my grandson - in his final year of electronic engineering- he had a quick look only, as he’s working on his final project, but it did interest him very much. He’s currently building a robot.

That’s really interesting. It’s actually a mask with attached snorkel for snorkelling rather than a scuba mask for diving, the main significance being that there will be a lot more of them around and presumably available, and also relatively cheap. They started appearing in beach resorts around Europe a few years ago. Most of us actual scuba divers ridiculed them a bit at the time but non diving people seemed to like them, and they will give much more protection to the face than a normal scuba mask would. It wouldn’t have occurred to me to use them as face protection but it makes a lot of sense. There will be loads of them around.

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Highlandtiger

That's the point. Sorry - I think I mis-typed, should have been snorkel mask.

I’m still a bit sceptical about them (as snorkelling equipment) to be honest so I imagine there will be lots sitting around in cupboards ready to go! 😉

More about the snorkelling mask developments - in English if anyone is interested.

scubadivermag.com/ocean-ree...

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