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    Posted: May 13 2020 at 7:39pm
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I have never heard anybody here comment negativity about anyone wearing a mask ,

But I really don't get people wearing one in their car driving down the road alone, see it often here, 

Takes allsorts...lol

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I have worn in car alone because if I have several locations to go I just leave it on in-between instead of touching mask with unwashed hands and I have left it on until getting home after being at work same reason so I can wash etc.

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When will we learn that we are all trying to do the best that we can as human beings ? 


Some people are scared so they were masks. Some people are scared so they don't wear masks.  

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I put mine on when I leave my house; reasons- I live in a very busy condo complex...people out walking dogs, kids riding bikes or running around, folks walking and jogging our circle....every day when I go to walk my dog I run into someone..so there is no way I am leaving without my mask on, especailly when others are not really as cautious and the neighborhood kids run up to me constantly...

Therefore, I leave it on when I am driving. I am way past the point of caring how "silly" I may look or if someone else finds it amusing or stupid. I just don't give a damn what others think of me...lol....

I am not going to constantly take my mask off and put back on, especially when the only reason I am in my car in the first place is to run NECESSARY errands and the rare time I may take my dog to the woods to walk the paths (which there are other people there too!)
I go to the bank, the grocery pickup, the farmstand, the gas station, to pick up an RX or drop stuff off at my son's house (which we all wear masks when we see each other - esp. since they still work with the public) ....basic infection control is - you wear your mask ONE TIME...when you remove it...you do NOT put it back on again unless it has been washed (I use cloth masks) or you replace it with another mask....I know, I was in the medical field.

I wish folks would understand that those of us in our cars wearing our masks are not being stupid or silly. And we shouldn't have to justify when or where we wear a mask at all.

Heck, I even wear a mask walking my dog in my neighborhood, cant tell you the times I come across someone else just out for a stroll or neighbors that want to shoot the breeze with me...(ughhhh)

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Originally posted by CRS, DrPH CRS, DrPH wrote:

Originally posted by Pixie Pixie wrote:

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/05/13/mask-shaming-erupts-as-latest-public-battle-over-coronavirus-restrictions/

Gawd, we Americans are SUCH dicks!!  

No.  Perhaps its faulty reading comprehension on my part but this article was criticizing the "patchwork policy" in effect in different states and the confusion in messaging that masks will protect.  masks don't protect the wearer (unless their wearing N-95), but it protects everyone from getting infected.  But in that respect, yes, Americans can be dicks in that they don't understand that even if they feel fine, they can still be carriers.  But that too is because of mixed messaging.  

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Part of the problem is that the wearing of masks — or the refusal to do so — has become a political statement. Living in a mostly conservative, exurban area, my family and I often receive mocking looks or even outright laughter or glares when we are wearing our masks in public. I think that if we were in a more blue area, that would happen less often.

I have been incredibly discouraged that among certain circles, the complete disregarding of scientific fact has become something of a status symbol. :(

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Originally posted by BeachMama BeachMama wrote:

I have been incredibly discouraged that among certain circles, the complete disregarding of scientific fact has become something of a status symbol. :(

There's a lot of that going on here on this forum.  I agree... incredibly discouraging.

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If I went out I would wear a mask...an N95 covered by a cloth.  If I went out I would only be out for an hour or less if I went grocery shopping.  However, if people do not wear a mask who is going to MAKE someone wear a mask.  That is why I will wear an N95 when I do go out.  It protects me and should protect others.  

But to make people wear masks is like asking the K-6 grade kids at my school to wear a mask...not going to happen.  It will start out ok but they will have it off in 1/2 hour.  LOL, people are like kids!

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