Are you going to stop wearing a mask now?

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
Now that we're vaccinated, we only wear our masks when we go into a store if it's somewhat crowded. We're starting to go back to the casinos, and they mandate masks, but that may change fairly soon. We are planning to fly to Denver, and perhaps Las Vegas, later this year, and we would certainly wear masks when in a crowded airport and airplane....unless a lot more people get vaccinated.
 

RnR

Member
Since the pandemic began I've only worn a mask during a directive for my area in SE Queensland from 29 March – 1 April 2021.

During the worst of the pandemic in Australia (mainly in Victoria) during March/April 2020 I didn't go out in public and had stuff delivered.

We've been very lucky here on Queensland's Gold Coast. Just got in from being out. Life goes on as normal, everyone out and about, no restrictions including dining, large gatherings, big sporting events, etc.

Thank goodness for strict border controls and mandatory hotel quarantine for returning overseas travellers.

Yesterday's snapshot ...

Australia COVID-19 update 19 May 2021.

Australia wide — 0 new community cases, 4 new OS acquired cases.

 

win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
Now that we're vaccinated, we only wear our masks when we go into a store if it's somewhat crowded. We're starting to go back to the casinos, and they mandate masks, but that may change fairly soon. We are planning to fly to Denver, and perhaps Las Vegas, later this year, and we would certainly wear masks when in a crowded airport and airplane....unless a lot more people get vaccinated.
Just wondering:
If you wouldn't wear masks "unless a lot more people get vaccinated,"
1. How would you know who's vaccinated & who isn't?
2. How would you know whether their vaccine prevented transmission - especially when we were told it doesn't?
 

Ladybj

Live, Laugh and Love
YESSSSSSS.... Will definitely stop wearing one. I have sinus issues and the mask makes it a bit worst. I have gone in the store a few times without a mask because I forgot which has been about 6 months ago. Almost did it again recently but went back to my vehicle to get my mask. So glad some places are lifting mask. I never wore a mask outside..this includes dining outside or inside - cannot eat with a mask on.
 

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
Just wondering:
If you wouldn't wear masks "unless a lot more people get vaccinated,"
1. How would you know who's vaccinated & who isn't?
2. How would you know whether their vaccine prevented transmission - especially when we were told it doesn't?
The Primary purpose for wearing a mask.....based upon everything I've heard....is to help keep an infected person from spreading the virus to others. Even those who are asymptomatic, or have been vaccinated, may still carry the virus, and pass it to others. Therefore, since we try to have some concern for others, and would Not want to be responsible for causing problems for others, we will try to adhere to the recommendations and rules for as long as necessary.

Since this virus hit so suddenly, and has affected so many people, in such a short time...it is understandable that there may be conflicting reports and directives. Therefore, it only seems to make sense for most people to err on the side of caution. Perhaps in a couple of years, there may be some definitive answers, but not yet.

Even though many nations are currently showing a decline in infections, that may not last. Presently, there are No requirements for people to show proof of vaccination....other than international travel...that could change, if this virus isn't brought under control. If these "spikes" continue, I can see a real possibility of a "vaccine passport" being issued, and those who refuse the vaccine becoming increasingly isolated.
 

hollydolly

SF VIP
Location
London England
YESSSSSSS.... Will definitely stop wearing one. I have sinus issues and the mask makes it a bit worst. I have gone in the store a few times without a mask because I forgot which has been about 6 months ago. Almost did it again recently but went back to my vehicle to get my mask. So glad some places are lifting mask. I never wore a mask outside..this includes dining outside or inside - cannot eat with a mask on.
In the Uk you can take your mask off in restaurants and bars while seated at your table to eat or drink. When you stand up to use the facilities or leave, you must put your mask back on...
 

J-Kat

New Member
I saw today that the grocery store no longer had their "mask required" sign on the door. The store employees were all wearing masks. Customers were about half wearing and half not. As for hand sanitizer, I developed the habit of using it when I worked for a home health agency and went to patient homes. I was protecting myself from colds and flu primarily. It's been years since I had a cold so I guess it worked.
 

win231

Well-known Member
Location
CA
I saw today that the grocery store no longer had their "mask required" sign on the door. The store employees were all wearing masks. Customers were about half wearing and half not. As for hand sanitizer, I developed the habit of using it when I worked for a home health agency and went to patient homes. I was protecting myself from colds and flu primarily. It's been years since I had a cold so I guess it worked.
😊 We often credit whatever we do or don't do for good or bad results.
I haven't had the flu for 39 years & I've never had a flu shot. Guess what I might say if I had flu shots?
 

Jeweltea

Member
Location
Virginia
😊 We often credit whatever we do or don't do for good or bad results.
I haven't had the flu for 39 years & I've never had a flu shot. Guess what I might say if I had flu shots?
Absolutely. I never used to get a flu shot and got an extremely bad case of the flu in the 90s. After that I get a flu shot every year and have not had the flu since. Does the flu shot work? I don't know. I never had the flu until that one time even though I never got the shot. I have not had the flu since, with the shots. Hard to tell if it is due to the shot but I will continue getting them. Getting the flu as bad as I had it (and I was only in my 30s then), made me want any help I can get.
 

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