Talk:2290: Homemade Masks

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A giant ring or hoop would work, or even one of those old ballgowns. -- 10:25, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

I saw a video of a guy in Italy doing that. 12:20, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
I think I read somewhere, that eight horses might do the trick as well. Bischoff (talk) 07:04, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Was this a rare Tuesday comic? or was this just released very late on Monday (4/6)? 19:14, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Fixed, according to, this is a Monday comic. 19:31, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Interestingly, the lance thing is pretty much exactly how the BBC recommends we do it here in the UK.

I think, that if more people started carrying around 6 foot long poo sticks, that social distancing would be better observed. These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 04:03, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

I don't know why moisture and warmth would harbor viruses particularly well? Fungi and bacteria like warm and humid but both they and warmth and possibly humidity break down viruses. I think virus last longer when it is colder and drier, unless they are on a receptive host and can get to work so to speak. The virus is small enough to pass through most light masks, but the mask can catch small droplets and is probably better than coughing and sneezing on your hand or elbow or whatever. 22:19, 14 April 2020 (UTC)