These are the safety contraptions a gym in Hong Kong is using to reopen — take a look

5/18/2020 3:37:00 AM

These are the safety contraptions a gym in Hong Kong is using to reopen — take a look. (via @CNBCMakeIt)

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These are the safety contraptions a gym in Hong Kong is using to reopen — take a look. (via CNBCMakeIt)

At least one gym reopened after a Covid-19 closure in Hong Kong is using these dividers between machines as a safety measure. Here's what reopened gyms could like in America, and what experts say gym-goers should know about working out in a public facility: It's 'not a zero-risk situation.'

CNBC Make ItFor instance, experts say the dividers Lucas photographed in Hong Kong alone would not provide enough protection — machines should also be spaced out at least six feet apart with fewer people using them at a time to reduce the risk of transmission.

To that end, wearing a mask during a workout might become standard procedure, even though it can be uncomfortable. (There are cloth bandannas or "But wearing a mask while exercising can also come with its own problems: "The concern that I would have is that the mask itself would get damp and then stop working," Varkey says.

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MakeIt That looks as hot as Pelosi’s breath after 3 vodka tonics. MakeIt this is a terrific idea. wish my gym would do this when it reopens. MakeIt MakeIt momohuhuss take a tour on new safety protocol at gym in Pandemic time ! MakeIt MakeIt That's not gonna cut it MakeIt Oh yeah cause walking by each other is totally safe

MakeIt Lol dumb MakeIt Now there up, no one will find a reason for them to come down. MakeIt Makes dating tougher in a gym MakeIt With those barriers, face masks, gloves on everyone and workers spraying and cleaning every machine and handle after each use it will be effective.

Pompeo warns China over interference with U.S. journalists in Hong KongU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said it had come to his attention that the Chinese government had threatened to interfere with the work of U.S. journalists in Hong Kong, and said any decision impinging on Hong Kong's autonomy could affect the U.S. assessment of Hong Kong's status. Only we can vilify and hurt our free press, not you guys! Did he say anything about interference with US journalists in the US? Are there really any U.S. 'journalists' left?

MakeIt That works🤡🤡🤡 MakeIt Should probably have had those all along. MakeIt This does not look the least bit effective. MakeIt Not an effective way to prevent droplets though MakeIt Oh yes, the virus will stay within those three walls and never come out. MakeIt more likely for the customers to FEEL safe, not to BE safe. imho.

MakeIt Looks like the old peep show booths in NYC MakeIt It's like stalls for livestock. You fools love to think you have freedom MakeIt That’s the dumbest sh*t ive ever seen

Hong Kong Shop Selling 'Tear Gas' Ice Cream To Support Democratic ProtestsThe shop owner said the ice cream is flavored with black peppercorns to mimic the throat-irritating effects of tear gas. 🙃😲 Ben and Jerry’s half gassed 🍦🍦🍦😂😂😋😋

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Column: Wondering if L.A.’s new mask rules are overkill? Look at the Hong Kong exampleVirtually the entire population of Hong Kong wore masks voluntarily from the beginning. They have had four COVID deaths. I am happy I live in Texas. Freedom! It would be great for the freedom seekers to hold a *Green card to let us know you want your the right to go wherever you’d prefer. * The Green card also means when you become infected you can’t utilize an already taxed medical system. You’re on your own. Have a blast.

Some California gyms reopen in defiance of stay-at-home rulesSome California gyms reopen in defiance of stay-at-home rules Go go go!!! Great news! Everyone should follow! Turn off the utilities to these places.

L.A. County has more open this weekend than it has in months. What you can and can't doSouthern California is reopening but there are still strict safety rules aimed at slowing the coronavirus. This is stupid! Either open it up as it should be or completely close it through July 1st. I can do whatever I want.

White House Guidelines for Opening Up America state that gyms in states that are in the first phase of reopening "can open if they adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols.2 Min Read FILE PHOTO: U.Created with Sketch.of Amazon’s dark romantic comedy Forever .

") But anyone who attends a public gym should recognize that it's "not a zero-risk situation," Jay Varkey, associate professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and hospital epidemiologist at Emory University Hospital, tells CNBC Make It . "That doesn't mean that you can't go, I get it," he says. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department, in Washington, U. "But it also comes with recognizing what [safety] steps we need to be taken. “It tastes like tear gas." For instance, experts say the dividers Lucas photographed in Hong Kong alone would not provide enough protection — machines should also be spaced out at least six feet apart with fewer people using them at a time to reduce the risk of transmission., April 29, 2020. Most gyms and fitness centers have those treadmills packed in pretty tight," Kevin Heffernan, professor of human performance at Syracuse University tells CNBC Make It. But I would think, ‘Oh man, if I couldn’t even book that stupid thing, I’m never gonna make it.

"They're not ideally designed for social distancing.S. “I think it’s a flashback that reminds me of how painful I felt in the movement, and that I shouldn’t forget." Indeed, gyms must be thoughtful in terms of spacing and capacity because "you generate a lot of sweat, and people are breathing really hard," says Varkey. To that end, wearing a mask during a workout might become standard procedure, even though it can be uncomfortable.S. (There are cloth bandannas or " buffs " that are face coverings made for working out — they are typically worn by runners to protect their face from sun and wind. “We would like to make a flavor that reminds people that they still have to persist in the protest movement and don’t lose their passion,” he said.) But wearing a mask while exercising can also come with its own problems: "The concern that I would have is that the mask itself would get damp and then stop working," Varkey says.S. Instead, a two-year drought followed.

Even with physical barriers and a mask, you should aim to be a minimum of six to seven feet from others, Varkey says. At Lucas's gym, the cardio machines were the only area that seemed drastically changed, he tells CNBC Make It. “These journalists are members of a free press, not propaganda cadres, and their valuable reporting informs Chinese citizens and the world,” Pompeo said in a statement. “We roast and then grind whole black peppercorns and make them into gelato, the Italian style. However he noticed more members of the cleaning staff attending to the gym equipment than before the coronavirus crisis. On that front, gyms should provide cleaning materials that protect against viruses like Covid-19, Varkey says, and make it "make it clear" to patrons that the sprays and wipes are EPA-approved disinfectants for SARS-CoV-2 .S. Plus, "all of these disinfectants have often either a one-to-two-minute kill time," Varkey says. More than 16,000 rounds of tear gas were fired during the protests, according to Hong Kong authorities, many in densely populated districts where narrow streets are filled with small restaurants and apartment blocks.” She went begrudgingly, because it was a rare pilot audition, but she hated the material and performed terribly.

That means, you have to spray, wait a couple minutes, and then wipe equipment before you can safely use it. Pompeo announced on May 6 that the State Department was delaying a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoyed sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the United States. And remember: Hand hygiene is extremely important, especially when you're touching lots of surfaces at the gym. "Any gym that values the safety of their members should make hand sanitizers and hand washing sinks readily available," Varkey says. Tensions between Washington and Beijing have spiked in recent weeks, as Pompeo and President Donald Trump have complained about China’s early handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The ice cream shop also provides a space for people to express their views about the movement, including the use of sticky notes that featured in the “Lennon walls” that appeared throughout the territory at the height of the demonstrations. If you're someone who prefers the camaraderie of group exercise classes, you may need to find an alternative solution. In Hong Kong, for example, classes are limited to eight people only, in accordance to social-distancing guidelines, Lucas says. They’d gotten her number directly off of IMDb Pro, since she didn’t have representation at the time.

"Folks can (and should) look to sign up for some one-on-one virtual personal training," Heffernan suggests. Prior to social distancing regulations over the coronavirus outbreak, the shop’s owner said he was selling 20-30 scoops per day. "You'd be helping someone else that may be struggling financially right now, and it will bring a fun social element to your workout as well." And there could be other measures. Lucas says that at his Pure Fitness location in Hong Kong, "we now have to fill out a short form with contact details, recent travel history and state if we have had any contact with people who have tested positive for coronavirus. Suggest a correction. And members have to have their temperature taken upon entry to the gym, as is standard for most shops, bars and restaurants in Hong Kong, he says. “Because even after Inherent Vice , I still didn’t know if I was a good actor? I was pretty surprised they even thought of me at all.

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