Skip to comments.Donald Trump Opposes National Mask Mandate During Pandemic: A Lot of People Don’t Want to Wear Masks
Posted on 09/15/2020 7:52:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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I watched today's press conference with the angry gal reporters shouting at Kayleigh saying Trump hates masks - they were all touching their masks and face - eeeaaauuu
I went to Hungtindton Pennsylvania around July 11 for a huge family reunion, two months later and even though I was sick for four days with COVID I only was sick more than a month later. So I didnt get it most likely from there. No one else out of the 30 plus people did either. And even there in Central PA, masks were recommended instead of required, and my mother in law and step father in law are both cancer survivors.
The only time I saw someone sneeze while wearing a mask, they lifted up the mask to sneeze. Can't blame them for doing that ... who'd want to continue wearing a mask they just unloaded into? (Although I know the type of person who would ... a Depends-wearer who, no matter what happens, only removes it at the end of the day. Now that visual is a definite "eeeaaauuu"!)
Not just the virus, but you could also have an accumulation of mold and fungi along with re-inhaling whatever virus or bacteria that you coughed up.
Now, if you are seeing this out on the open road, 20 miles between stops, I might agree, depending on the mask worn.
Since handling a mask once worn incurs added risk, I do as little putting on and taking off between stops as possible. A typical “run to town” for me might involve 2-5 visits to local establishments. Since these are generally no more than 10 minutes apart, I don my mask once parked at the first establishment, and usually don’t remove it until just before I depart the parking lot of the last store or shop. This also saves me a few minutes, as proper mask handling (including re-sanitizing one’s hands) between each stop does take a moment or two.
I am using an N95 with a surgical mask as a dust (etc.) prefilter to extend the life of the N95. I find that I can tolerate the N95 for 2-3 hours depending on various conditions. Then, I pretty much have to take a break. The surgical mask I find “inconsequential” used either over the N95, or, once, directly, in a low risk environment, just as an experiment. That is, a surgical mask causes so little discomfort to me that wearing one alone I believe I could do until I needed to eat or drink.
The N95 DOES get uncomfortable after a while, but I wear one because I do part time care for a quite high risk relative, and I can’t risk getting CV-19 and passing it on. The same would be true if a particularly nasty flu variant was going around and had established high penetration in the populace.
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