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3M P2 Face Mask Particulate Flat Fold Disposable Respirator 25 Pack $56.96 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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My personal favourite mask for fit and not looking totally ridiculous as some P2 masks do, on sale again. Price beat at Officeworks then use 15% discounted ultimate gift cards to get them below $50 delivered (56.96 * 0.95 price beat * 0.85 ultimate GC = 45.99 + delivery).

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    • +20

      I wear it on daily basis

      • -6

        Mate. The problem is that you don't understand various types of masks and hence misunderstood my comment. Masks are good. There is a difference between a surgical mask and a P2. I forgive the haters, shows their ignorance

        • I suspect some people are downvoting you because they misunderstood your comment and think you're anti-mask, or you're judging people who are wearing masks. That was my first impression as well when I saw your comment.

    • +55

      I still wear it on a daily basis especially in crowded areas.

      I can't afford to get sick and pass it onto my mother who is going through cancer treatment.

      I dont care if I stand out. And even then I dont think anyone cares if you wear a mask, if they do then they have too much time on their hands

      • +23

        Best of luck with your mother’s treatment mate, stay safe.

      • +20

        Cannot agree anymore. I still wear gloves when shopping at the supermarket, because I have a newborn baby at home. Doing my best to avoid is the best way to protect family members.

        • +1

          Have you, um, ever heard of washing your hands? You get the same result as wearing gloves. Covid is a respiratory thing, it won't stick to your fingers.

          • @Spets: Do you bring your sink along with you shopping?

            • -1

              @ca6leguy: If only homes had sinks. Or public toilets in every shopping centre in Australia. But yeah, lets wear gloves and full body suits.

    • +9

      I was at the royal melbourne hospital recently and it was required that everyone entering the building wear a mask.

      • +7

        Went to post office at westmead hospital and they still require and they provide masks for all visitors and staff.

        • +9

          Theyre already understaffed. Last thing they need is staff catching covid and calling in sick

        • Surgical masks. Not P2. I work at a hospital.

          • +4

            @Royale with cheese: If someone outside of working in health care want to wear them. What is it to you? Its not like they spent your money to buy the p2 masks yeah?

            If this gives them that extra personal reassurance. Good on them.

            Great you work at a hospital. So does a few of my family and relatives.

            • +2

              @xoom: I never criticised anyone. I just said the use is overkill but you do you. I only said the number of people using them is far less than before and hence the price drops. I am just correcting people above saying masks are mandatory at the hospitals as it's surgical masks at the entry points in the hospital, not P2. It's a high risk environment

      • -3

        The mind virus continues…

        • +1

          Fear is definitely far more dangerous but people are getting adjusted finally (thats how pandemics eventually resolve by becoming endemic) so we are moving towards that phase. Certainly not an anti mask or anti vaxxer here though

    • +11

      Theres plenty of reason why someone even not working in healthcare would wear this. Maybe they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised.

      Maybe they themselves are immunocompromised.

      TBH. They don't have to say why they still wear one as really its not our problem.

      • -4

        Plenty more wearers are IQ compromised.

        • +1

          The world has enough pressing issues we should be worried about than worrying about an individual wearing a p2 mask outside of a health care environment.

          Would you believe i saw some random wearing a gas mask in public 2 years ago. Just going about their day. Do i care about it? Not really. Because how they choose to live their life is not my concern for it has no effect to my life.

          • -3

            @xoom: I get you but it can affect others. It's thanks to the majority of people quick to swallow conspiracy theories and drip feed of disinformation disseminated by government (and their carefully curated Chicken Little quacks) going on three years now, that we all had to dance like terrified marionettes.

            • +2

              @[Deactivated]: It clearly hasn't affected you and plenty others i see no longer wearing masks. So theres that.

              If we start getting p2 masks in short supply then maybe you can sway me with your argument. Till then i say leave them be. If they want to wear a p2 mask. Meh. Whatever.

    • -4

      I can see the number of downvotes that people didn't like that. I wear surgical masks too and so does most people around me. The more careful the better it is.

      Not sure if the masks will save me from all the negativity here. Probably that troll group which always negs my comments without an obvious reason (i can see someone had a little tickle down there with this comment too). I was making a general observation around use of P2/N95. Apparently you can't make a comment without hurting people's egos.

      The relative protection is better for P2 or N95 as compared to surgical masks but by about 20% so there is a significant reduction in these higher end masks being sold and used by general public, hence the bargain deals. I doubt that unless you are in a high risk category, you need an N95. They are reserved for close contacts of confirmed cases as mentioned in my earlier comment scientifically (yes I have qualifications to back it up). Personally, I would prefer a darth Vader mask

      Do what works for you but certainly a lower number of infections overall with vaccines and immunity through past infections

      • Your surgical mask is as useful as a chicken wire fence keeping bees out.

        • Seriously? Mate, I have the proper medical qualifications. You really should go to the med school before making such statements.

          The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends masks for the general public. If you're in an area with a high number of people with COVID-19 in the hospital and new COVID-19 cases, the CDC recommends wearing a well-fitted mask indoors in public, whether or not you're vaccinated.

          The CDC says that you should wear the most protective mask possible that you'll wear regularly, fits well and is comfortable. Respirators such as nonsurgical N95s give the most protection. KN95s and medical masks provide the next highest level of protection. Cloth masks provide less protection. The CDC says that surgical N95 masks should be reserved for health care providers.


          I am out, clearly either there are trolls here or ignorant people stuck in their ways

          • @Royale with cheese: Same CDC that said unwaxxed will have a winter of death and illness? Same CDC that said vaxxed don't spread the virus?
            And here's a little doozy for masks by CDC: https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2023/2/8/23591132/cd…

            • +1

              @Spets: Having hair does help in winter. Keeps you warm. And waxing is painful.

              PS. Column in Suntimes? Really? I should give up my degree and read this very knowledgeable website

              • @Royale with cheese: "That review, published by the Cochrane Library, an authoritative collection of scientific databases, analyzed 18 randomized controlled trials that aimed to measure the impact of surgical masks or N95 respirators on the transmission of respiratory viruses. It found that wearing a mask in public places “probably makes little or no difference” in the number of infections."

                It wasn't just a journalist making shit up.

                • +1

                  @Spets: Mate, you don't understand anything. Did you not see the CDC recommendation above to wear N95 in high risk situations i.e. hospitals where you have actual patients? How can you blame them for something they have not recommended. Of course, wearing an N95 to a 7-eleven is an overkill and doesn't make a difference. You can translate that to CDC being wrong but that's manipulation of data to have right wing views.

                  PS. Did you actually have access to Cochrane reviews?

                  • +2

                    @Royale with cheese: You specifically said surgical masks in your first post. Not N95. They are different. One does sweet FA.

                    • @Spets: Mate, i am going to go and help someone who will listen. Surgical masks are what we need in general crowded places, N95 in healthcare settings. Covid is highly infectious, more so the later strains. No one precaution is 100%. The degree of protection depends on various factors including air conditioning in a place, distance etc. Its a droplet infection so masks helps reduce transmission.

                      If wearing one makes you comfortable, wear them. If not, dont wear them. Who cares.

                      • -2

                        @Royale with cheese: You're ignoring all new evidence and reality. When for example South Australia removed public space mask mandates, Covid case numbers…drum roll…. reduced!
                        When China had its massive wave recently, they had probably as close to 100% mask compliance as possible, and guess what, they still got demolished. Masks do jack in public settings.

                      • @Royale with cheese: Just ignore him.

                        He's obviously a troll.

            • @Spets: Why are you linking an editorial by an author that won't even name the paper or directly quote it!

              The paper says "The high risk of bias in the trials, variation in outcome measurement, and relatively low compliance with the interventions during the studies hamper drawing firm conclusions and generalising the findings to the current COVID‐19 pandemic."

              Goddamn, do some reading. Don't only look for things that confirm your already held beliefs.

              • @[Deactivated]: Goddamn look at how effective these masks were in real life settings: 10 million+ cases in Aus, China had a massive wave, and cases didn't spike when states removed mask mandates. But go on, keep sticking to the mainstream talking points from the 2021-2022 era. It's over. Besides a few vocal voices no one believes in masks anymore.

  • +2

    good price man

  • +4

    I recommend buying the 5 pack to try out first. They pull down on my nose bridge too much but they fit my partner well.

    • Agreed, I don't find these to wear for long periods of time.

    • theres a 3 pack too if you really aren't sure

    • +3

      I prefer the 3M Aura disposable masks.

    • Agreed. I bought these from the last Ozbargain deal but I find them a bit tight.

    • likewise, left a huge gap over the bridge of my nose so was a bit useless for me

  • What's a totally ridiculous looking P2 mask? 🤔

    Only the cartridge ones comes to mind …

    • yeah i'm kinda curious which ones OP considers to look ridiculous, maybe those "duck face" ones (i think they are considered P2?), I hear they are comfortable but I'd definitely not wear one of those to shops personally, haha

    • Have you seen the duck bill ones?

    • like a BSN proshield N95 makes you look like a duck
      they are actually quite comfortable and passes fit test for most people
      you just need a thick hide and not feel self conscious in public

      • -3

        Duck and sheep - look like two farmyard animals for one price.

  • +2

    thanks OP, my partners favourite P2 mask

  • -1

    P2 is that abestos rated?

    • just remember you need fit testing otherwise they are as good as a napkin

      • -3

        The government certainly isn't going to make you their expert spokesmen at the next grossly exaggerated health scare now, are they?

        I'm waiting for a sale on 3M insect mesh for my submarine.

        • ah funny how people can be so terrified of a cloth on the face. you can act as woke and macho as you like but asbestosis is no laughing matter.

        • Halc, not sure if your comment is about covid19 or Asbestosis, but its in bad taste.

          • @nephilim: I'm really not sure what you understood from my comment, i'm stressing a mask, if not properly fitted, will not work regardless of what it's rated, especially important for those who work with asbestos, which can cause terminal conditions.

  • -8

    Good to see this China virus still making mask manufacturers money.

    • +2

      Shame the "China Virus" didn't specifically target stupid people.

      • -2

        Gotta love wishing illness on people you don't agree with. But hey you're a good person because you're jabbed, masked and ready to virtue signal for "the current thing"!

        • No I'm a good person because I don't have racial intent behind my comments.

          The one that's wearing a mask is yourself posting racially motivated comments behind your computer because no one can see you.

          • @SpeedRunnerLink: What are you on about, you still are wishing illness on people. What goes around comes around.

            As for mY soUrcEs: https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/bombshell-n…

            • -2

              @Spets: We can always trust anything that comes from the US.

              Of course the US they have never done any war crimes or illegal activities.

              Anyways continue being brain washed with YoUr rEliAbLe SouRcEs

              • @SpeedRunnerLink: Use some logic. It was detected there first. Or do you believe it came from bat soup? That's super believable, right? Especially since the virus deteriorates at any mild temperature, ie soup temperature would destroy its structure.
                Reality doesn't care about you what about-ism.

                • @Spets: No point continuing with someone brain washed by the US media.

                  Have a nice day.

                  • @SpeedRunnerLink: Thanks for wishing me a nice day, instead of wishing illness upon me this time!

  • +2

    The powers that be want us to argue fuss and fight over this. It's an old Roman tactic:)))

  • I still wear a mask, but the Cambridge Mask. They are about $50 a pop, but washable and have similar filtering

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