I refuse to wear a mask

sparkyv

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What's the point anyway? Wearing a mask, even an N95 does not offer complete protection from viral exposure. Nor does not touching your face, washing hands, "social distancing", or bandanas.

Let me first say the following: If you are medically at risk or aged with an impaired immune system, you must safeguard yourself from viral infections the best you can. This virus, as with ANY VIRUS can seriously affect your health and even survival.

For the rest, none of these approaches completely protects us from exposure. If we haven't already been exposed, we most likely will be when we return to work and other activities. And we will survive and build up some imminunity to it, a "herd immunity", if you will. Then the cycle will continue as it has for ages and ages. This approach works. Ever heard of SARS and MERS? Corona virus is nothing new. Yes, Corona virus has been around in various forms since or even before 2005. So why is our response so different this time?

It's not about the virus...it's about FEAR and destroying our economy [POLITICS].


The mask serves as a reminder to avoid touching your face without cleaning your hands,
All other functions are secondary.
I'd say there's a continuum of effectiveness. wearing a mask wrong is still helpful. wearing an n95 mask properly fitted and sealed is still not a 100% guarantee of keeping out the virus. I'm glad people are wearing masks, but I agree, they could put a little more effort into it
I see lots of people wearing masks. If you watch them for any length of time 99% of them aren't wearing or behaving correctly with them. Lots of websites out there and directions on purchased masks that tell you how to wear them correctly. Seems very few are paying attention. It's more of a fad to many than a real way to control a virus. IMO.
 

v35

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I tried wearing a mask, a few times. Each time I last about twenty minutes before I become uncomfortable and panicky, like I'm suffocating. It takes about an hour to fully recover. No more masks for me.
 

Good Ol' Boy

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Since Ralphy decided to try more dictatorship my work has implemented masks even though it makes zero sense as we are a lumber mill. Nobodies really wearing them.

I have a couple of those pull up bandanna things for work and when I go out. Easy enough to pull it up if some place persists and not uncomfortable when pulled down and worn around the neck. Extremely thin material.

Let me be clear that when Northam first "ordered" this I was ready to give two middle fingers to the world. I was not happy to say the least.

Upon further reflection it's not worth losing my pretty good job over and as far as going out in public I just use it if theres an explicit sign on a business or if someone says something. Many folks are just not wearing anything regardless but as a CCW I feel like we're supposed to blend in and not make waves, so that's what I'm doing, as much as I hate it.

But hey, I have to get groceries and other things and dont know which businesses care or dont care about this "order". You can say want you want but if all the local businesses require you to wear something or refuse you service youre stuck, unless you want to cause a scene.


What's really sad is the amount of society that's just falling in line lock step with this crap. If folks put as much effort into opening up the economy and going back to work as they did burning stuff up and looting we'd have everything back to normal within a week.
 

BWS

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Same here. I'm in the mnts of Virginia and wear respirators "professionally" in my work,and will continue. Heck we have full on dust collection systems,spray booth,welding,yadayada. But when our good govenor tells me I gotta wear one cause I'm too stupid to figure things out.....

Naw,that just gets me pi$$ed. So was like Good Ole above was just going to flip'm off and not wear one. But have changed my mind and will have a bandana round the neck. Not gonna use it unless someone says something and then pull it up. Not worth getting BP worked up.

One of my sons sent a meme..... "wearing a mask now is like wearing a condom at the baby shower".
 

Elkins45

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But the reality is that the virus is smaller than the pores on masks, even than on the N95s.View attachment 307
You aren’t trying to keep out individual viruses. The danger isn’t loose viruses just blowing around in the air. You’re trying to keep out viruses suspended in respiratory droplets.

Whoever made that meme doesn’t know much about science. That’s like arguing that surgeons shouldn’t wear masks during surgeries.
 
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