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17. Please remember this fact
Thu May 19, 2022, 07:43 AM
May 2022

Masks DO NOT PROTECT YOU !!! They protect others FROM YOU. Yes, they are better than nothing, but the biggest protection only gets realized if EVERYONE IS MASKING. Those places without mandates have decided that the risks are less than they care to enforce or fight now.

If you are concernrd about spreading the virus and you are filly vaxxrd and boosted, masks on yourself provide minimal protection from unmasked potential hosts of variants. The masks like n95s are best ...but cloth or surgical masks will not provide full protection to the wearer alone.

A lot of people seem to believe masking protects them move than it does. If you are not vaxxed AND boosted and are vulnerable with comorbidities or risk factors your best protection is to avoid public areas with unmasked masses, period.

The country decided to stop protecting strangers a few months back...the harsh reality is being in public is a risk analysis for everyone on their own again.

We're on our own as society decided the antivax and antimaak crowd was simply unchangeable.

Mask up! [View all] AntivaxHunters May 2022 OP
I never stopped masking & have no intention of doing so! SheltieLover May 2022 #1
Same here. LoisB May 2022 #3
I wish it were over, but it isn't! SheltieLover May 2022 #5
Same here too. Duppers May 2022 #6
Good for you! SheltieLover May 2022 #8
Same with me. I don't like them, but I'm sure they've been a big part of keeping me safe for Arkansas Granny May 2022 #11
I'm not fond of them either, but they are the only rational choice, imo. SheltieLover May 2022 #12
My doctor recommended masking any time I am in contact with people I don't live with. pazzyanne May 2022 #13
Yep. Husband and I both still do. calimary May 2022 #20
Same here Rebl2 May 2022 #28
Same here! n/t DFW May 2022 #21
Same TuxedoKat May 2022 #30
1. Regardless of your location on earth, wear a mask in the places that Tetrachloride May 2022 #2
Going to see a play tomorrow Sympthsical May 2022 #4
Getting 2nd Booster on Friday morning. ProudMNDemocrat May 2022 #7
I need to get my 2nd booster Novara May 2022 #10
Sending vibes for good results on the MRI. hamsterjill May 2022 #32
Thank you so much! Novara May 2022 #36
I'm so sorry. hamsterjill May 2022 #37
Thank you Novara May 2022 #38
I no longer mask except when requested to do so by the location I'm visiting. Dial H For Hero May 2022 #9
Do you only wear a condom when someone asks you to? AntivaxHunters May 2022 #14
If I'm in a long term relationship and she's on birth control I don't. Dial H For Hero May 2022 #35
I don't understand why you aren't willing to wear a mask AntivaxHunters May 2022 #43
Because the risk of not doing so is, at this point, minimal. Dial H For Hero May 2022 #45
Minimal? Like wearing a seat belt? AntivaxHunters May 2022 #46
Of course I wear a seatbelt every time. It's required by law. Dial H For Hero May 2022 #49
Sadly, the overwhelming majority of Americans are willing to follow CDC guidelines MyMission May 2022 #50
Barring some horrible mutation, Covid will soon be considered comparable to the flu by most. Dial H For Hero May 2022 #53
Not by anyone who respects medicine or science. Ms. Toad May 2022 #55
We mask inside businesses. TNNurse May 2022 #15
I've never stopped. Ferrets are Cool May 2022 #16
Please remember this fact Moostache May 2022 #17
Masks DO Protect you AntivaxHunters May 2022 #18
+1 n/t area51 May 2022 #27
That's fuckin' great! Novara May 2022 #39
We like the kf-94 the best. JudyM May 2022 #41
So true, everyone: MASKS DO PROTECT YOU AS WELL AS OTHERS Meowmee May 2022 #48
If you say so. But I def (also) wear a mask to protect myself. The fact that I haven't had... FailureToCommunicate May 2022 #19
take your point (about community protection) stopdiggin May 2022 #22
I had hoped the CDC would have gotten their shit together Novara May 2022 #40
That misconception actually discouraged many folks from wearing masks IronLionZion May 2022 #25
That is nonsense - a convenient lie told to preserve masks for health care workers. Ms. Toad May 2022 #57
Most of America is looking red IronLionZion May 2022 #23
Never stopped, don't plan to. SergeStorms May 2022 #24
Thanks for posting this! I feel so grateful to be part of the DU community, most of whom are still LaMouffette May 2022 #26
Why all the blue in mid-country when they are mostly red-Trump areas? Is it population density? Samrob May 2022 #29
Ba.2 is making it's way from New England and the west coast inward. Tomconroy May 2022 #31
The map uses the original measures for community transmission. Ms. Toad May 2022 #58
Some of those areas don't have a whole hell of a lot of people. JanMichael May 2022 #34
low population and spread out over long distances JI7 May 2022 #51
Post removed Post removed May 2022 #33
" Masks DO NOT PROTECT YOU !!! They protect others FROM YOU" Patterson May 2022 #42
Yesterday the crawl on CNN said that the CDC recommended senseandsensibility May 2022 #44
We never stopped Meowmee May 2022 #47
Yeah... on Monday, I spent 2+ hours with my ecstatic May 2022 #52
I've never stopped wearing an N95 or KF94 mask everywhere. I live in New York State and liberal_mama May 2022 #54
Mine went back on today. kairos12 May 2022 #56
I wear n-95s most days for 6 hours. uppityperson May 2022 #59
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