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Wearing a face mask in public? A Poll.

Wearing a face mask in public?  

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  1. 1. Do you support or oppose the wearing of face masks in public to help slow the spread of Covid-19?

    • Yes. I support wearing face masks in public.
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    • No, I oppose wearing face masks in public.
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Considering the fuss in the Face Mask thread, I'm just curious as to what the  consensus of the forum is on the subject. 

No need to post your name or opinion unless you want to. There's already an active discussion underway in the other thread. I'm just curious about the majority opinion.

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Posted (edited)
13 minutes ago, Grayfox54 said:

Considering the fuss in the Face Mask thread, I'm just curious as to what the  consensus of the forum is on the subject. 

No need to post your name or opinion unless you want to. There's already an active discussion underway in the other thread. I'm just curious about the majority opinion.

Your answers are too generic to answer.

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Seems pretty simple to me. Yes or no. Conditions could change based on circumstances

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29 minutes ago, E4 No More said:

Your answers are too generic to answer.

I agree, I support the right for people to wear them if they want to, but don't do so myself.  

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2 minutes ago, Omega said:

I agree, I support the right for people to wear them if they want to, but don't do so myself.  

Then you oppose it.  

It’s not a difficult question.  People no longer have the right to not wear one in many places now.

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I voted no, however my boss now requires we follow Davidson County guidelines, so we were one where we can't maintain 6 feet distance.

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I do not oppose you wearing one. I do oppose someone trying to force you to wear one.

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1 hour ago, Garufa said:

Then you oppose it.  

It’s not a difficult question.  People no longer have the right to not wear one in many places now.

No, I do not oppose wearing one in public, or private for that matter.  I just won't wear one.  How hard is that to understand?

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So you don't feel any responsibility about masks?

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16 minutes ago, Raoul said:

So you don't feel any responsibility about masks?

I do not.

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Bless your heart.

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17 minutes ago, Raoul said:

So you don't feel any responsibility about masks?

No, not in the least.  We must all take responsibility for one's own protection, not depend on others to do it for them...Now, where have I heard that before?

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Lets get serious, if covid 19 was really as deadly as proclaimed, do you think wearing a paper, cloth or make shift mask would be sufficient to stop it?  

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37 minutes ago, owejia said:

Lets get serious, if covid 19 was really as deadly as proclaimed, do you think wearing a paper, cloth or make shift mask would be sufficient to stop it?  

The mask isn't stopping the virus.  It's stopping your spittle from getting on everything everywhere you go.   It actively slows the spread by lessening your impact on the environment around you.  

It has nothing to do with protecting you from anything.   It's the same reason that surgeons and surgery staff wear the masks.  


 

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41 minutes ago, Capbyrd said:

The mask isn't stopping the virus.  It's stopping your spittle from getting on everything everywhere you go.   It actively slows the spread by lessening your impact on the environment around you.  

It has nothing to do with protecting you from anything.   It's the same reason that surgeons and surgery staff wear the masks.  


 

Exactly!!! Not sure why people aren't getting this. 🤦‍♂️

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I still can't believe we're so divided that we can't even agree on masks.  I seriously wonder what would happen if we actually had a pandemic that killed a much higher percentage. My guess is that the rest of the world would handle it much better than us. We're the 9th worst country in the world right now for deaths per 1 million. 

I can't help but shake my head when I see headlines like this and I've seen at least 6-7 similar to this one. 

 

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I support wearing masks in public, and do so myself in public spots with the exception of my morning walks where I can just avoid people by getting out of the way.  While I have legit reservations about if/should government be able to mandate it aside from an enforcement of health codes for businesses, but at the same time, we should be doing the right thing, so the debate should be unnecessary.

Other counties are getting this thing under control, but here we are, seemingly destined to 'Merica this up.

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I understand the purpose of the masks.  I do my best to limit the time that I have to be in public places (but that's not new).   I know that doctors and people say that masks don't affect your ability to breathe.   But as a morbidly obese massive man, I disagree.  I have trouble breathing on a good day.  With a mask on and sweating profusely, my comfort level drops to zero percent and I start having issues.  I hate the current state of the world and I wish we could either just all agree that we are going to let this thing kill us all or have a vaccine or whatever their feel good is so we can back to the old normal. 

 

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I wear a mask in public indoors. I would urge others to do so. It's such a simple thing to do. 

I would also urge everyone to take vitamin D and exercise moderately.  

When I return from a store, I use hand sanitizer when I get in my car. Then, I remove the mask using only the elastic. Then, I lay it on the dashboard in sunlight. Dashboards get about 160 degrees in summer, which kills the SARS-COV-2 virus in roughly five minutes. I have three N95 masks on my dash. I just alternate them if I'm going into another store immediately.

 

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I'm amused that anyone thinks anyone else gives two ####s what the other thinks.  It's pretty clear by now and has been for years that people do what they want.  Some will follow, some won't.  Some have reasons, some don't.   Think anything you want of the other person as it affects their life is absolutely zero ways.  

My general motto is you do you, I'll do me.  Don't like me or my decisions, so be it.  I can tell you at least one of us isn't losing sleep over it.  I suspect most here are the same.

 

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20 hours ago, Raoul said:

Seems pretty simple to me. Yes or no. Conditions could change based on circumstances

Wrong, because I don't care what you do with your body, which is not one of the answers. :taunt:

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I wear a mask whenever I go into public now. Why? Well you see in the 90s a doc cut out a 1/3 of one of my lungs and I don't trust the idiot masses I see to give a rats a$$ about me. They barely care about themselves. It is my responsibility to take care of myself and family. No one else will. Are masks 100% effective? Maybe not, but next to nothing is. 

Look at the things happening around us. Very few here would disagree that conceal carrying is a personal responsibility to protect yourself. Is carrying a guarantee you will not be shot or in an altercation. H3ll no. Why does that not extend to protecting you and your family's health? It only takes one idiot to infect you. Maybe you will be fine or maybe you will go out of the hospital in a bag. 

By the way, My parent's are pissed at me right now because I refused to come to Sevier County for their anniversary. They don't seem to understand that the county having an increase of 358% in total cases from June 5 to June 19 alone is a big deal. Of course they can't seem to stop going to Wal-mart every few days for this or that. They both have serious medical complications and are in the highest risk age group. SMH

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The real problem started back when our top docs -- Fauci et al -- lied to us saying masks were ineffective while simultaneously saying medical professionals desperately needed more PPEs, i.e. masks.

What?!!

Masks aren't 100% effective. In fact, they might not even be 50% effective, but here's the deal. Even if a mask doesn't eliminate exposure 100%, it might reduce the volume of the exposure. If it reduces the volume of the virus enough, your own immune system might be enough to fight it off. 

For those that have trouble breathing with a mask on, cut out the inner liner. I did it just to see if it made a difference in air flow and it helps a lot. Granted, I still wear my N95 masks in public indoors, but I'm in great health and I fully intend to do everything I can to stay that way.

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7 hours ago, Capbyrd said:

The mask isn't stopping the virus.  It's stopping your spittle from getting on everything everywhere you go.   It actively slows the spread by lessening your impact on the environment around you.  

It has nothing to do with protecting you from anything.   It's the same reason that surgeons and surgery staff wear the masks.  


 

If you don't have the virus, how does your spittle cause someone else to catch it?

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