Gotta take a 3-hr flight in a few days.
Settng the stage: they say this year's flu might end up being
dangerous -- that plus unavailability of the vaccine --
pus being 62.
So, suppose there's people on-board horribly sneezing and coughing,
expelling all kinds of (flu-) stuff into the air.
What with the super-low fresh-air input in these planes
[CEO says: fuck the customers -- we gotta save money on the fuel
that'd be needed if we were to have better turnover of cabin-air --
I don't get my $30million bonus (just my usual shitty
, and thus all that stuff's being circulated and recirculated
and recirculated and recirculated ad nauseum in and out of our lungs.
It all makes you (well, me) wonder what one can do to
ameleoriate the hazard (other than staying home!).
Well, a few years I got from HD a:
"AOSafety Multi-Purpose respirator".
Fits over nose and mouth, with two cannisters.
Never did open it -- it's still in that wraparound plastic thing it
(and so many other things these days) comes in. So it should
be "like fresh-off-the-HD-shelf".
Anyway, any (expert?) opinions about its anti-flu effectiveness?
And, if not this model (holes in filter too big to stop
flu-carrying stuff?), then *which*
(Clearly, viruses are super-tiny, but when people sneeze, etc,
they don's expel jillions of single independently-flying viruses,
but much bigger things that the viruses are on or within.)