Mask Prediction...

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, May 3, 2021 11:38 AM

I believe Joe asked us to wear masks for his first 100 days. It's been 100 days and he's still pushing them hard.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 12:24 PM
posted by justincredible

Do you believe it's time to stop wearing masks?

Yes I do.   But I don't mind doing it if required for a while longer while people get used to them going away.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 12:31 PM
posted by justincredible

I believe Joe asked us to wear masks for his first 100 days. It's been 100 days and he's still pushing them hard.

He forgot


Spock Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 1:00 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Yes I do.   But I don't mind doing it if required for a while longer while people get used to them going away.

"Required"



Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 1:30 PM
posted by Spock

"Required"



JFC, if a restaurant asks you to wear a mask to come in or something like that.  No matter how much you'd like it to be, this isn't Orwell's 1984.  

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 1:48 PM
posted by justincredible

This sounds like a "masks forever" situation. 


Indeed it is.  

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 1:50 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

JFC, if a restaurant asks you to wear a mask to come in or something like that.  No matter how much you'd like it to be, this isn't Orwell's 1984.  


At one point will restaurants (or the government bureaucrats in the shadows) realize that there is no difference in transmission between sitting down and standing up? 



queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 2:03 PM
posted by Fletch

1.  Vaccinations have shown they are 100% effective on keeping you out of the hospital.


2.  There is zero evidence that there is asymptotic spread.


Further study shows #1 to be very high 90s, not 100%


ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Mon, May 3, 2021 2:12 PM

No, we don't need to babysit the "snowflakes."  I'm sorry.  Stop pandering to the weak.  We should encourage STRENGTH in our country.  I said encourage... not idolize, and not demonizing the weak.  But don't pander to the weak either.  This is nauseating. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, May 3, 2021 2:30 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

No, we don't need to babysit the "snowflakes."  I'm sorry.  Stop pandering to the weak.  We should encourage STRENGTH in our country.  I said encourage... not idolize, and not demonizing the weak.  But don't pander to the weak either.  This is nauseating. 

At this point, if a maskless face terrifies you I don't really care. It has been over a year. Everyone has access to the vaccine. If not now, when? 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 2:57 PM

It'll come in the near future.  People (not individuals) have to get used to it.  Like everything else.


My daughter's school was opened up completely at the beginning of the school year - that was great.  When school started, they had tons and tons of rules about masks, walking on the right side of the hall, washing hands, space between desks, eating lunch, etc.  Those were the things they had to do in order to be able to open.  As the year went on (actually the very early part of the year), these things became more and more lax until they almost all went away quietly.  I think this little example is a microcosm for society - once the energy stops pushing, the wheel starts to slow and stop.  But it just takes a while for it to lose it's steam.  

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Mon, May 3, 2021 3:03 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

It'll come in the near future.  People (not individuals) have to get used to it.  Like everything else.

All things should stop here.  Yes, we understand that you (people) are in the minority thought camp, and we respect that. But we aren't changing laws for you.  You're going to have to accept and move forward, or make changes in YOUR life.
Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 3:07 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass
All things should stop here.  Yes, we understand that you (people) are in the minority thought camp, and we respect that. But we aren't changing laws for you.  You're going to have to accept and move forward, or make changes in YOUR life.

I'm not someone pushing for masks to continue.  All I am saying is that I don't think we're in some sort of new world where we'll always wear them.  In large numbers, people change slowly.  Masks will go away after people get used to them not being necessary.  

gut Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 3:10 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

I'm not someone pushing for masks to continue.  All I am saying is that I don't think we're in some sort of new world where we'll always wear them.  In large numbers, people change slowly.  Masks will go away after people get used to them not being necessary.  

The flu kills about 30k people per year in the US.  Cases of the flu last year were less than 1% of what they normally are.

Don't underestimate the moron left calling for permanent masks mandates to "save lives".

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 3:17 PM
posted by gut

The flu kills about 30k people per year in the US.  Cases of the flu last year were less than 1% of what they normally are.

Don't underestimate the moron left calling for permanent masks mandates to "save lives".

I don't think this will happen.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 4:18 PM
posted by QuakerOats

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/05/03/florida-covid-restrictions-gov-ron-desantis-lifts-rules-statewide/4923900001/


Thank you, Mr. DeSantis

Does this really amount to anything?  Except probably a couple of small outpost burgs in Florida that now can't have their city council require masks.  In reality, pretty much the entire state was already mask-free.  The governor's rule won't change anything about businesses that require them or individuals that chose to wear them.  I think this is a political gesture from a guy who wants to use his "COVID Brave Hero" status to run for president some day.  

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, May 4, 2021 9:41 AM

I think it's just common sense; a rarity among many elected officials, especially those without a backbone (which is the  majority).

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Tue, May 4, 2021 11:39 AM
posted by QuakerOats

I think it's just common sense; a rarity among many elected officials, especially those without a backbone (which is the  majority).

I suppose.  Just hard not to be cynical of anything an elected official does.  I respect Desantis' handling of the pandemic in Florida (i.e. be responsible for your level of risk).  

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Tue, May 4, 2021 1:13 PM

Chicago set to “fully open” by July 4th. 

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