I’m still in awe at watching people driving alone in their cars with the windows rolled up and wearing a mask. These are the same type of idiots that will vote for a demented old fool for President.
“These are the same type of idiots that will vote for a demented old fool for President.”
totally ... and even more mind-blowing is seeing shoppers wearing googles and face-shields right after fauci said he thought that would be a good idea ... i always referred to shoppers decked out like that as biden voters ...
Driving down the street the other day I saw a man in his driveway washing his car....with a mask on. No chance of anyone coming near him. I just shook my head.
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.