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MP4VT2004

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I think if the initial guidance had universally said "Wear masks!"


Things would be a lot different right now. I always assumed that masks were at least somewhat effective, because all we heard was how much the front line medical workers needed them. It was clear to me that the guidance to the general public about masks being unnecessary was an attempt to prevent hoarding and a shortage of PPE for doctors, nurses, etc. Fine, but as far as I'm concerned, that created much of the resistance to wearing masks now. People now either assume masks still aren't necessary, or they distrust the government. I can't say I blame them.

I honestly don't know if non-N95 masks help much or not. I've seen both arguments made. My reason for wearing one is because I recognized that we were all going to be totally screwed if wholesale lockdowns continued at length, and if mask usage would help lift restrictions and make people feel safe enough to begin venturing out, then it is a small sacrifice for me to make for the greater good.

(In response to this post by Beerman)

Posted: 06/30/2020 at 4:39PM



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  For some reason people like that seem to live -- GreenvilleVT 06/30/2020 4:21PM
  Someone should write a song about that. ** -- MP4VT2004 06/30/2020 4:26PM
  It could be a big hit. Bet that guy -- GreenvilleVT 06/30/2020 4:41PM
  Wow. It's hard to believe that is physically possible. ** -- Coach McGuirk 06/30/2020 3:37PM
  It’s always shocking how many people die in car -- GreenvilleVT 06/30/2020 3:51PM
  What if the car is on fire AND underwater? -- MP4VT2004 06/30/2020 4:22PM
  Could happen if it has magnesium in it. ** -- coshokie 06/30/2020 4:29PM
  Or you’re in Cleveland. ** -- RoswellGAHokie 06/30/2020 4:35PM
  Zing! -- MP4VT2004 06/30/2020 5:04PM
  Those mag wheels are fire! ** -- MP4VT2004 06/30/2020 4:30PM
  I can't jump to safety before the crash ** -- coshokie 06/30/2020 4:19PM
  They are uncomfortable and annoying -- Beerman 06/30/2020 4:00PM
  No idea if you're anti-mask -- Beerman 06/30/2020 4:05PM
  I rest my case. ** -- PhotoHokieNC 06/30/2020 4:09PM
  What case? -- Beerman 06/30/2020 4:11PM
  The OP yesterday -- Beerman 06/30/2020 4:30PM
  Yes they should be -- Beerman 06/30/2020 5:25PM
  I dunno Photo... -- Beerman 06/30/2020 7:01PM
  That might be true -- Beerman 06/30/2020 4:47PM
  I'll say again -- Beerman 06/30/2020 4:52PM
  I have absolute faith that it is -- Beerman 06/30/2020 5:02PM
  Too late. They've been unsafe for some time -- Beerman 06/30/2020 5:12PM
  Because it's part of the job? -- Beerman 06/30/2020 6:55PM

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