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#31 of 33 Old 04-04-2003, 04:30 PM
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Irishmommy - I haven't been able to find anything about it in the Star or the Spectator. I found something in the London Times but it said they were 95% effective if used properly. They do have to be changed frequently and you have to wash your hands before and after removal. It is unfortunate that they do not have other sizes but these masks were designed for surgeons not the general public, so I think it is an understandable oversight. I don't think they are "useless". The spread of this virus would be much more devastating if they were in fact useless.
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I just wanted to say that I've been checking on evening and nightly news, and they have been reporting on the SARS status every night. I live in Rochester, just 60 miles from Buffalo. People here go to Toronto all the time. Although I hadn't heard of the 911 thing.

So our local news stations have been covering it probably within 24 hours after it started in Toronto--before it even had a name several days ago.

I don't get the paper any more, but the TV news has had it.

I'm getting sick of having to edit the news that my children watch though--I turn it off a lot ! ...

Have to go make dinner.
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There was a segment on The Current this morning about the masks saying that they were less than effective.

Did any other CBC listeners hear the interview with Patient #3, the woman who lost her mother and brother to SARS? It was heartbreaking.
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