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Old 08-09-2022, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by suzy_q2010 View Post

If there is one take home message from covid it should be that people who feel ill should stay at home. The same for sick kids.
I agree. But the other half of that equation would be for employers, schools etc to support people staying at home when they are sick as opposed to treating it putatively. Of course, it has to be within reason, because I can see many people abusing sick time otherwise.
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Old 08-09-2022, 06:27 AM
Status: "Oct 16th = Global Fleshmonster Day" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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NOPE, do not mask unless I have no choice.

But I have always tried to keep a decent space between myself and others. Especially so since I shop at stores that seem to be filled with very unhealthy, sickly, sneezy-coughy, obese folks.........many requiring a cart to get around the store.
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Old 08-09-2022, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I've always disagreed with this. People spit on each other all the time. I was having this discussion during the worst of the pandemic with a friend. Neither wearing masks. She was getting a bit animated and accidentally spit on me. She didn't know she did. But this happens all the time. Humans sometimes project spittle from their mouths.
Even the worst of masks stop this.
Which is my point. They don't really keep you from getting sick. They keep you from spreading sick. Also why we had almost no flu season last year since it travels more on droplets and is less aerosolized than the 'rona.

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Ever since wearing a mask I've not caught a cold and my outdoor allergy problems have disappeared.
Funny I've noticed a few neighbors that wear them now doing yard work (mostly mowing.) They don't wear them walking the dog but stirring up the pollen they sure do.
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The Piedmont of North Carolina
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A big piece of evidence is the astounding drop in flu cases when covid mitigation measures were in place.
That had nothing to do with mask usage. That happened because Covid-19 was a more powerful virus and it sent the flu into "hibernation" for a year.
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:29 AM
 
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That had nothing to do with mask usage. That happened because Covid-19 was a more powerful virus and it sent the flu into "hibernation" for a year.

Source?
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Old 08-09-2022, 10:44 AM
 
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Maybe just the paranoid folks!



No, there are people with serious illnesses and many are high risk.
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:11 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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That had nothing to do with mask usage. That happened because Covid-19 was a more powerful virus and it sent the flu into "hibernation" for a year.
Where's a raspberry emoji when you need one?

You just might find the following of interest:

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6937a6.htm

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...vid-pandemic1/
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Old 08-09-2022, 12:30 PM
 
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That had nothing to do with mask usage. That happened because Covid-19 was a more powerful virus and it sent the flu into "hibernation" for a year.
My ENT had zero cases of flu seen in his office last year. He thinks the mask wearing was the reason why flu was so scarce.
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Old 08-09-2022, 01:27 PM
 
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No mask, got vaxxed, never have gotten covid yet.

People should wear them whenever they feel its necessary (like alone in their car) but I'm not convinced they do much.
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Old 08-09-2022, 03:19 PM
Status: "Ya gotta' believe!" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: New York Area
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Not I, nor anyone else in my family.

But, I absolutely expect to see some percentage of people wearing masks forever, and I won't think twice about it ever again. I won't find them odd or "fearful" or "sheep" or automatically assume they are "virtue signaling" or anything else and I certainly won't make snide comments to them about it.

For me, people wearing or not wearing masks has pretty much just blended into the background about someone's appearance and I really don't even notice it anymore.
It's mostly a theatrical badge of caring. My synagogue still requires it, which is why I may not go to the concert there tonight.
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