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Info Shave your Beard the CDC warns!

zinfamous

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Jul 12, 2006
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Oh man, I thought that one hairstyle was officially discontinued by humanity for...clear reasons, but here I see that it has been renamed: "toothbrush"

lol

also, both English and Dali could work, because as those require tons of wax, you just wax-shape your stache in a little curly-cue on your cheeks if you are suiting up for containment reasons. as long as it doesn't interfere with the skin barrier on the mask.
 

WelshBloke

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Jan 12, 2005
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Given that...

A) I dont think that I've ever seen anyone in public wearing a mask properly
And
B) Its not going to stop you catching this virus.

...I think that I'll keep the beard thanks.
 

Spacehead

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Jun 2, 2002
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I know i'm clueless about a lot of things but i had no idea there were so many different names for facial hair o_O
 

TheVrolok

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Dec 11, 2000
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Yeaaaa N95s don't work over facial hair. They need to be fit tested to be worth their weight.

I refuse to shave my beard so I have to wear a PAPR in situations where I would normally need an N95. Yep. Badass.
 

local

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Jun 28, 2011
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Oh man, I thought that one hairstyle was officially discontinued by humanity for...clear reasons, but here I see that it has been renamed: "toothbrush"
Not only that but it is also listed as acceptable. Probably should have marked that one as no with a Really? underneath it.
 
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Red Squirrel

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www.uovalor.com
I heard beards have so much bacteria in them that they will fight off any other bacteria or viruses that try to enter your system, so it acts like a shield.

Considering I'm sick right now I'm not sure how true that is though. :p
 

BoomerD

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I was HAZMAT certified for more than a decade. FRESHLY shaven is (was?) a requirement for proper respirator fit...but given that the silly paper masks are NOT respirators, and that they actually do very little to stop the transmission of bacteria and viruses (virii?) a bit of facial hair isn't gonna natter too much. Are they better than doing nothing? Probably.

 
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local

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I will never shave my totally useless kinda frumpy beard! It hides my lack of a strong jawline.
 

GoodRevrnd

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I was HAZMAT certified for more than a decade. FRESHLY shaven is (was?) a requirement for proper respirator fit...but given that the silly paper masks are NOT respirators, and that they actually do very little to stop the transmission of bacteria and viruses (virii?) a bit of facial hair isn't gonna natter too much. Are they better than doing nothing? Probably.

I always thought the paper masks were to mitigate you infecting others.
 

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