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A couple of interesting things going on right now. First is that cases have dropped 46% in those areas of SC where masks were mandated. Go figure. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nichol...dates-compared-to-areas-without/#162159957123

And of course there’s the whole “children are almost immune” so let’s reopen schools. How ‘bout not. https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/15/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html Opening schools with cases still on the rise is one of the dumbest moves that could be made.
 

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A couple of interesting things going on right now. First is that cases have dropped 46% in those areas of SC where masks were mandated. Go figure. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nichol...dates-compared-to-areas-without/#162159957123

And of course there’s the whole “children are almost immune” so let’s reopen schools. How ‘bout not. https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/15/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html Opening schools with cases still on the rise is one of the dumbest moves that could be made.
Dr Fauci and the CDC were clear that wearing masks would slow the spread but there are so many people who still refuse, especially in the rural areas. America is the land of entitlement and I think the only way we'll get a handle on this thing is with a vaccine and enough people who will take it.
 

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… I think the only way we'll get a handle on this thing is with a vaccine …
Based on what I understand about molecular biology, along with the fact there have been numerous corona viruses for which no genuinely effective vaccine has ever been developed, I am not confidently relying on that solution to this dilemma.
 

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Is he suggesting that the students and teachers will be heroes like the Navy Seals or dead like Osama Bin Laden?

Seems like an offensive thing to say to the actual Navy Seals that risked their life to take out Osama Bin Laden. Do we really want to put our teachers in a dangerous situation anyway?
 

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DeSantis is a dangerous joke. His head is so far up Trump’s ass he doesn’t NEED a mask!

Seems like an offensive thing to say to the actual Navy Seals that risked their life to take out Osama Bin Laden. Do we really want to put our teachers in a dangerous situation anyway?

Extremely offensive to both. But that is why I retired!
 

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We’re not letting enough of them out. Masks have to be used in conjunction with safe social distancing.
you know if democrats practiced what they preached things could be different.
seems the virus only cares about church & stadiums, it's NOT present at democrat funerals or protest.
 
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you know if democrats practiced what they preached things could be different.
seems the virus only cares about church & stadiums, it's NOT present at democrat funerals or protest.

At least masks are being worn in those cases. They aren’t wearing masks in prisons - I even read a story where masks were being confiscated from inmates. They don’t wear masks at rallies.
 

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Duplicity - or double standards - is not a reason to refuse to wear a mask.

My own personal view is that in any public gathering - masks (which I freely admit are unpleasant, exceedingly uncomfortable to wear and cause my glasses to steam up - these days, I find I have to wear lanyards as well, or my glasses may fall off while masked) - church, meeting, gathering, public protest, shopping, on public transport, and indeed, while getting something such as a hair cut, or while out shopping, - masks are required and wearing them may need to be mandated.
 

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Duplicity - or double standards - is not a reason to refuse to wear a mask.

My own personal view is that in any public gathering - masks (which I freely admit are unpleasant, exceedingly uncomfortable to wear and cause my glasses to steam up - these days, I find I have to wear lanyards as well, or my glasses may fall off while masked) - church, meeting, gathering, public protest, shopping, on public transport, and indeed, while getting something such as a hair cut, or while out shopping, - masks are required and wearing them may need to be mandated.
it is to plenty of people, "rules for me but not for thee"............
there are millions wondering if the "cure" has been far worse than the disease
if you shut down my business & put me on unemployment for my "safety" while at the same time stating that massive protest are not the reason the infected are spiking up then many will say BULLSHIT to it.

I wear a mask, I social distance but I also see why many are fed up with the blatant lies.
 

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I’m not as convinced that it’s blatant lies as blatant confusion.

And - in the US - a culture, or cult of individualism, whereby the rights, or concerns, or perspective, of individuals is elevated (sometimes) at the expense of (legitimate health concerns pertaining to) the public good.

Of course, public messaging could be better in the US.

By way of instructive contrast, take a look at the clear public messaging (and advice, and instructions) conveyed by, and carried out by countries such as New Zealand, or Germany.
 

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do as I say, not as I do, where are the mask & social distancing?
why can't you vote in person?
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