Fauci: 'Possible' Americans will be wearing masks in 2022 to protect against Covid-19

There were 308,000 new cases reported on January 8. Today, the count is about 55,000 and dropping steadily.

Epidemics - Spanish Flu, Coronavirus, Black Death - burn out eventually. Effective vaccines help the process.

Most people will take some precautions for the next year or so. When things appear "normal" then they'll stop. Some behaviors may change permanently. I don't think shaking hands will come back. And I will probably never get on an NYC subway again if I can help it.
 

win231

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Location
CA
Not when it is also responsible for the destiny of someone else. If it was just you I would say fine let it be. But, if your choice can cause the death of another, I believe the health department has the right to try to protect the general public.
If masks protect you & others, your point is not valid.
Much like "If a flu shot protects you, you couldn't get the flu from others who choose not to get a flu shot.
 

StarSong

Well-known Member
Like me? :giggle: Here's the deal. I can't wear a mask due a medical condition. My state is a mandate state. So I cannot work or enter a store in my state or any public building.

I'm not anti mask at all but I am anti mandate. It should be an option as it is in many other states. I'm facing the real possibility of having to sell everything and move to FL. This would not make me happy but if this stuff is going to go on endlessly, there may be no alternative. Thus is my outrage and I still feel every human being should be the agent of their own destiny.

I might have gotten the vaccine if, after doing so, life would have become like normal again for me if I lived through it. But it won't. I can see what they are setting us up for with all this even if few others do.
You could wear a face shield, which is equally acceptable and doesn't affect breathing.
 

StarSong

Well-known Member
Obviously, a face shield without a mask is the same as wearing nothing.
Just as with anything with big spaces between the shield & the face.
They are better than nothing.

From the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

Other Types of Face Protection​

CDC does not recommend using face shields or goggles as a substitute for masks. Goggles or other eye protection may be used in addition to a mask. Do NOT put a plastic face shield (or a mask) on newborns or infants.
Face shields and goggles are primarily used to protect the eyes of the person wearing it. Goggles do not cover the nose and mouth. Face shields are not as effective at protecting you or the people around you from respiratory droplets. Face shields have large gaps below and alongside the face, where your respiratory droplets may escape and reach others around you and will not protect you from respiratory droplets from others. However, wearing a mask may not be feasible in every situation for some people.

Face shields and goggles​

For example, people who interact with those who are deaf or hearing impaired may find that a face shield is better than a mask when communicating. If you must wear a face shield instead of a mask:
  • Choose a face shield that wraps around the sides of your face and extends below your chin or a hooded face shield. This is based on the limited available data that suggest these types of face shields are better at preventing spray of respiratory droplets.
  • Wash your hands after removing the face shield. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing it.
  • Clean and disinfect reusable face shields according to the manufacturer’s instructions or by following CDC face shield cleaning instructions. If you use a disposable face shield, wear it once and throw it away according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
 
Unfortunately... this is just the beginning. :( This society is unraveling at the seams...
We have definitely lost control to those who intend to control ... everything. There are so
many experts who they will keep silent... they will strip our freedoms until like these
sheep .. we will be thankful for just “not having to wear masks”.... it’s insane but it’s
coming... I always had hope... but they are blatantly sabotaging everything in front of our
eyes... and we have no one fighting for us anymore ... incredible really... never thought
I would see this in my lifetime... did you? They will divide by pointing the finger at our
differences and we all know a house divided cannot stand... sorry to be a downer but I have
accepted after a year of being angry .. I need to enjoy what we still have ... and pray for
a miracle. I just heard a doctor from John Hopkins say herd immunity has already happened
and only 12% are vaccinated... and crazy Gates is saying a THIRD VACCINE... he’s the devil.
I’m just done.

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Gaer

Pursue what sets your soul on fire!
A friend sent me this

Kinda interesting;



Jeez Gary, I just scheduled my first vaccine. Now, It's irrelevant?
Oh Well!
Good post though!
We all gotta go sometime! hahaha!
 

Sunny

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Location
Maryland
A friend sent me this

Kinda interesting;




From what so-called "Government agency" did these answers originate? What a collection of nonsense.

Some of these answers from someone called "Government" (Gary, you should know that that's suspicious in itself) may be temporarily true, such as "does not stop you passing it on." That is true for a few weeks, after getting the second shot. Then, it does. The mask can come off, except that most public buildings still require everybody to wear one.

And of course, after enough of us are vaccinated, we will all be able to stop wearing the masks, businesses will be able to reopen, etc. "It probably won't stop you getting it?" The odds are better than 95% that it will.

I especially love answer #11. It sounds like it was written by a totally uncaring 15-year-old. And it even contradicts answer #10! In fact, the whole list of answers sounds like it was written by a very ignorant person, trying to create mistrust of medical experts. Who on earth sent you this drivel? And what is their motive?

Those answers are designed to alarm people. It would be interesting to see the reactions of the millions of heartbroken people grieving for their loved ones (who include children and young adults), who they will never see again.
 

Sunny

SF VIP
Location
Maryland
Yes its terrifying.

What simple measures are free? Simple measures such as masks, sanitizer and soap are not free, inexpensive yes, free no. Social distancing is free.

The vaccine is free, but you still need the above measures along with it at this time.

So really the only true free measure would be social distancing.

I was referring to the vaccine as the free measure, Becky.

But actually, most of the other measures are free also, or so cheap that we're talking about pennies. Masks are mostly very inexpensive, and if even that is too much, the internet is full of instructions about how to make your own masks out of rags, old clothing, etc. Washing your hands is free, unless you want to count the cost of the water and the little squirt of soap. And as you said, social distancing is free.
 

Becky1951

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Location
Tennessee
From what so-called "Government agency" did these answers originate? What a collection of nonsense.

Some of these answers from someone called "Government" (Gary, you should know that that's suspicious in itself) may be temporarily true, such as "does not stop you passing it on." That is true for a few weeks, after getting the second shot. Then, it does. The mask can come off, except that most public buildings still require everybody to wear one.

And of course, after enough of us are vaccinated, we will all be able to stop wearing the masks, businesses will be able to reopen, etc. "It probably won't stop you getting it?" The odds are better than 95% that it will.

I especially love answer #11. It sounds like it was written by a totally uncaring 15-year-old. And it even contradicts answer #10! In fact, the whole list of answers sounds like it was written by a very ignorant person, trying to create mistrust of medical experts. Who on earth sent you this drivel? And what is their motive?

Those answers are designed to alarm people. It would be interesting to see the reactions of the millions of heartbroken people grieving for their loved ones (who include children and young adults), who they will never see again.
Straight from the CDC, current information.

You can't stop wearing the mask x amount of time after your second shot.

"We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself."

CDC
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vaccination

Updated Feb. 19, 2021


Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten 2 doses of the vaccine?

Yes. To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

• Wear a mask over your nose and mouth

• Stay at least 6 feet away from others

• Avoid crowds

• Avoid poorly ventilated spaces

• Wash your hands often

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Experts are also looking at how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself. CDC will continue to update this page as we learn more.

Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19. Additional information can be found at key things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html.
 
I believe that this "new-normal" will be around for a long time. Perhaps longer than anyone ever suspected in the beginning. ......... jmo ......... Hope I'm wrong.



Among certain Asians it is considered quite the norm. Considering its proven success in preventing covid, seasonal flu, and colds, I suggest it is a favorable practice. I will do so all year from now since I've had the unfortunate experience of catching pneumonia and strep fever in Summer.

Everyone please stay well.
 

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