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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Backsliding RINO hussy

You just can't get it can you Bruce. There is a difference between encouraging mask wearing and the government mandating it.

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: No 3020, you're the one who doesn't get it,

 France is going back into lockdown because of the high level of the more contagious more virulent variants circulating there, variants that are sickening & killing significant numbers of younger people.

  While here in the US we've come down from the high rates of infections and deaths in Jan. they have still plateaued at 50-60K new cases and 1K deaths per day, still high by any standards.  NY's new cases at 7-8K are frighteningly high which suggests the new, more deadly variants are already circulating there.  New cases in Florida are in the exponential phase now.

   Just because more of the older population is vaccinate (still only 30-some %), it is likely that we will have another wave with infections and deaths centered on the younger population unless we take active measures to suppress the virus.

  For you to make a "Liberty" argument at a time like this is just foolish.  There is more than enough evidence supporting the use of mitigation measures to show that they are effective, despite what trump says. There is more than enough public safety law to give the authorities the power to demand mask-wearing in public, among other mitigations measures such that your "liberty" argument utterly fails at a time like this.  Pick something else to argue about.  Stop your foolishness, it makes you look like a stupid jerk.

   

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: No 3020, you're the one who doesn't get it,

Actually you aren’t forced to wear a mask in any city or state.

You just can’t go certain places where you’ll put others at risk.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: No 3020, you're the one who doesn't get it,

It’s quite arguable that there have been and are places where mandates extend to places that really aren’t that risky- outdoor settings etc.

But objections are just a matter of buttheads splitting hairs.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: No 3020, you're the one who doesn't get it,

Buttheads are gonna butthead.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: No 3020, you're the one who doesn't get it,

BTW, it would have been extremely helpful if Former Guy had strongly and unequivocally promoted mask wearing and had rigorously modeled it.

Surely at least a couple hundred K lives would have been saved merely by that.

But it was probably the right stance politically. Millions of the Folk surged out of the woods and trailer parks on Election Day in support of Freedumb.

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Backsliding RINO hussy

Just as your 'right' to throw your fist around ends before it hits me, your 'right' to not wear a mask ends 2 plus metres away from me outside and no where in a building with me.

you can have your 'right' to not wear a mask but do it far from sane people who are trying to end this virus and keep others healthy

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: No 3020, you're the one who doesn't get it,

I think the first projections were for 250-300, 000 US citizens to die from Covid with proper distancing and everyone trying to stop the spread.

With poor leadership your numbers ended up double that projection

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: No 3020, you're the one who doesn't get it,

Yes.

While we never were going to be NZ, we could have been CA.

Economic hit also less in both.