Colorado governor stands by saying 'you're a selfish bastard' if you refuse to wear a mask

  

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Via:  jbb  •  4 weeks ago  •  112 comments

By:   Aris Folley (TheHill)

Colorado governor stands by saying 'you're a selfish bastard' if you refuse to wear a mask
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) is standing by a recent post he shared on Facebook over the weekend calling anyone who refuses to wear a mask to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 a "selfish bastard."

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Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisColorado governor stands by saying 'you're a selfish bastard' if you refuse to wear a maskProtesters surround Aurora Police precinct after photos emerge of officers mocking Elijah McClain's deathOfficer involved in taking pictures mocking Elijah McClain resignsMORE (D) is standing by a recent post he shared on Facebook over the weekend calling anyone who refuses to wear a mask to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 a "selfish bastard."

In the Facebook post published on Sunday, the governor wrote, "The emerging scientific data is clear: wearing a mask doesn't only protect others, it also significantly reduces your own risk of getting Coronavirus. So if you're a selfish bastard and wearing a mask to protect others isn't enough of a reason to do so, then maybe protecting yourself is?"

The post also featured a link to an article published by the University of California, Davis, in which Dean Blumberg, who serves as chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital, said research shows that wearing a mask can reduce one's risk of becoming infected by 65 percent.

When pressed about his Facebook post at a press briefing on Tuesday, Polis said the purpose of his message was to highlight that "even if you don't care about the health of other people, wearing a mask reduces your own risk of getting coronavirus by about two-thirds."

He went on to say that the recent post was just one of a number of methods of communication he has used in recent weeks to convince people to wear masks.

"That means direct, it means humor, it means appeals to people's patriotism, both with regard to their pride of being Americans as well as their pride of being Coloradans," he said.

"Everybody makes their decisions differently. Some react to humor, some react to blunt statements, some to react to data, some react to peer pressure," he said, adding: "There's no one way to convince people to wear masks. I want to engage in every way I can to convince people to wear masks."

According to the latest state health data, more than 37,000 COVID-19 cases have been counted in Colorado so far in addition to more than 1,500 deaths.

Though Polis has continued to urge residents to wear masks in public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, he has stopped short of making it a requirement.

During his briefing on Tuesday, Polis said that, "like most Coloradans, I believe in bodily autonomy" and that he believes "people should make their own choices."

However, he also said he realizes the matter is not so cut and dry, saying "the reason this issue is more complex is not so much about just your rights."

"It's also about protecting the right to live of those impacted by your decisions," he added.


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    4 weeks ago

Don't blame me if people think you're a selfish jerk!

 
 
 
MAGA
1.1  MAGA  replied to  JBB @1    4 weeks ago

I’m proud to be called a selfish bastard by the likes of him.  

 
 
 
Krishna
1.1.1  Krishna  replied to  MAGA @1.1    4 weeks ago
I’m proud to be called a selfish bastard by the likes of him.  

I'm not surprised. what with all the persecution you "Christians" suffer in the United States!

First you get unceasingly persecuted (for your faith) then you have to be considerate of other people ...sheesh!...what would Jesus do?

 
 
 
MAGA
1.1.2  MAGA  replied to  Krishna @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

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FLYNAVY1
1.1.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Krishna @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

Besides being selfish, call them what they are.... Faux-Patriots..... as they put themselves ahead of everything including this country.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  MAGA @1.1    4 weeks ago

Do you care if you have the virus and not know it that you could be spreading it to others? Do you think God would approve of your selfishness?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.4    4 weeks ago

Save your bandwidth TG..... So many of those that claim "personal freedom" could give a shit about defending the people and country that those personal freedoms and way of life come from. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1.5    4 weeks ago

It really bothers me that these "so-called" Christians think that God ok with their selfishness.

Isn't there a layer in Hell reserved for the selfish?

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.7  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.6    4 weeks ago

it's hell's sewer...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.6    4 weeks ago
It really bothers me that these "so-called" Christians think that God ok with their selfishness.

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MAGA
1.1.9  MAGA  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.4    4 weeks ago

I wash my hands and use the other precautions including social distancing.  I only wear a mask indoors where social distancing is impossible and only as long as those conditions exist. Masks otherwise are an authoritarian tool for control and must be defied.  

 
 
 
MAGA
1.1.10  MAGA  replied to  MAGA @1.1.2    4 weeks ago

The point was effectively made!  👍👏🇺🇸

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.11  devangelical  replied to  Krishna @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

that governor, along with many other blue state governors, demonstrated a more effective and faster response to this crisis than the useless jag-off in the white house that has yet to provide any leadership or national program to deal with covid-19.

 
 
 
MAGA
1.2  MAGA  replied to  JBB @1    4 weeks ago

I’m proud to be called a selfish bastard by the likes of him.  

 
 
 
JBB
1.2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  MAGA @1.2    4 weeks ago

You own it huh?

 
 
 
MAGA
1.2.2  MAGA  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    4 weeks ago

When a progressive left politician or one of their fans call me that it’s a badge of honor.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  JBB @1.2.1    4 weeks ago

We'll give him credit for at least that much

 
 
 
Krishna
1.2.4  Krishna  replied to  MAGA @1.2    4 weeks ago
I’m proud to be called a selfish bastard by the likes of him.

Well, i wouldn't be surprised if there are many more who wouldn't mind being called selfish by Jesus (or for that matter by another god or gods) 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    4 weeks ago

Wonder what our Guv calls those guys in the tent city across Lincoln Avenue from the Capitol Building? Hero's or victims of some sort?

The pic was taken on January 6th and now the whole square block has filled up since Mayor Hancock ordered the police to stop enforcing the "camping" ban

There are also several tents along 8th Avenue right by the governor's mansion a few block south and east of the Capitol.

No masks, no hand washing, stinky porta-potty's abound, drug paraphernalia and needles laying about.

Local workers avoid the area now, and visiting tourists must be horrified that such things are allowed in our Democrat led city.

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MAGA
1.3.1  MAGA  replied to  Greg Jones @1.3    4 weeks ago

What a bunch of selfish bastards!  

 
 
 
JBB
2  seeder  JBB    4 weeks ago

It is good to see a politician standing by his words!

 
 
 
Gordy327
3  Gordy327    4 weeks ago

It's refreshing to see a politician tell it like it is. Good on Gov. Polis!

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     4 weeks ago

He is correct. Good on him.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5  Dean Moriarty    4 weeks ago

"he has stopped short of making it a requirement.

During his briefing on Tuesday, Polis said that, "like most Coloradans, I believe in bodily autonomy" and that he believes "people should make their own choices."

This is good. 

 
 
 
JBB
5.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5    4 weeks ago

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Adam_Selene
5.1.1  Adam_Selene  replied to  JBB @5.1    4 weeks ago

I mean there is a solution. Hard to believe but there are Trump 2020 and MAGA face masks available. Buy a few for your Republican  friends - well frienemies . Anything to get them in a mask.

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
5.1.2  Adam_Selene  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

Just a thought - there is a Donald Trump Store that sells all things Trump and posts Trump propaganda. I wonder if Trump gets a cut? If he does, isn't it funny that the store sells face masks?

 
 
 
JBB
5.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.2    4 weeks ago

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cjcold
5.1.4  cjcold  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

Found a Chiefs mask online last week and I now look a little like Pat. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
5.1.5  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.2    4 weeks ago
I wonder if Trump gets a cut?

Please spank yourself for even asking the question.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

Maybe you should have directed your reply to Dean instead of jbb.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.7  MAGA  replied to  JBB @5.1    4 weeks ago

Yes we are and we celebrate it too in this case!

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.8  MAGA  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.2    4 weeks ago

If I wore a mask I’d wear a Re elect Trump 2020 one or a MAGA one and see if they still wanted me to wear it. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
5.1.9  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  MAGA @5.1.8    4 weeks ago
If I wore a mask I’d wear a Re elect Trump 2020 one or a MAGA one and see if they still wanted me to wear it.

No longer living in California, are you?  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.10  Trout Giggles  replied to  cjcold @5.1.4    4 weeks ago

I saw a co-worker with a Steelers mask on this morning!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.1.11  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.10    4 weeks ago

My wife has made me a number of Blackhawk masks.  She's been looking for KC Chiefs material as well but with little luck.

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
5.1.12  Adam_Selene  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1.5    4 weeks ago

Ow! Ow!  Can I stop now? Ow!

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
5.1.13  Adam_Selene  replied to  MAGA @5.1.8    4 weeks ago

Yep - any mask I can live with "literally".

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.15  It Is ME  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.1    4 weeks ago
I mean there is a solution. Hard to believe but there are Trump 2020 and MAGA face masks available. Buy a few for your Republican  friends - well frienemies .

You'll get spit on, or your ASS BEAT by the "Tolerant Left", if they catch you wearing one. Why would one want to put their family in Jeopardy, with folks like that running around.

We'd have a better chance of getting home walking in a Dark Alley at 2am.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
5.1.16  Mark in Wyoming  replied to  Adam_Selene @5.1.1    4 weeks ago
there are Trump 2020 and MAGA face masks available. Buy a few for your Republican  friends - well frienemies . Anything to get them in a mask.

I saw a meme on an anti maskers feed that promoted this , but the meme said the minute people start doing it , the need for masks would be recinded .

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.17  MAGA  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1.9    4 weeks ago

Nope.  I still live in the state of Jefferson 

 
 
 
Gordy327
5.1.18  Gordy327  replied to  MAGA @5.1.17    4 weeks ago

Can you point it out on a map? I can't seem to find it.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.20  MAGA  replied to  Gordy327 @5.1.18    4 weeks ago
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Krishna
5.2  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5    4 weeks ago
This is good

Good?

Heck-- I wouldn't call it good-- I'd call it excellent!

And the results speak for themselves:

U.S. reports record 67,400 single-day spike of new coronavirus cases

 
 
 
Tacos!
5.3  Tacos!  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5    4 weeks ago
he has stopped short of making it a requirement

That seems like an odd choice. If he really means it, he should make it a requirement. Other governors have.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.4  It Is ME  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5    4 weeks ago
"he has stopped short of making it a requirement.

But ..... Shaming should work, since he doesn't want to "Put himself " out their for reticule . jrSmiley_68_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
pat wilson
5.4.1  pat wilson  replied to  It Is ME @5.4    4 weeks ago
their for reticule

Someone's small handbag ?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
5.4.2  r.t..b...  replied to  It Is ME @5.4    4 weeks ago
reticule

Unintended to be sure...but hilarious in the never-ending effort to clutch to the narrative.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.4.3  It Is ME  replied to  r.t..b... @5.4.2    4 weeks ago

Spil Chicers are soooo cute !

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.4.4  It Is ME  replied to  pat wilson @5.4.1    4 weeks ago
Someone's small handbag ?

Clutch ?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.4.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  r.t..b... @5.4.2    4 weeks ago

I wish Cobalt were here...she would take that pun and run with it

 
 
 
pat wilson
5.4.6  pat wilson  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.4.5    4 weeks ago

She would, lol.

 
 
 
MAGA
5.4.8  MAGA  replied to  It Is ME @5.4.3    4 weeks ago

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Krishna
5.5  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5    4 weeks ago
During his briefing on Tuesday, Polis said that, "like most Coloradans, I believe in bodily autonomy" and that he believes "people should make their own choices."

Ah-- so that's why he's such a strong advocate of "a woman's right to choose"!

 
 
 
lady in black
6  lady in black    4 weeks ago

Yep...I call people who don't wear masks selfish, self-centered, it's all about me, me, me, ignorant, egotistical assholes.

 
 
 
JBB
6.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  lady in black @6    4 weeks ago

Trump voters need two bags in case one falls off...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

Polis is absolutely right, but I believe most studies show that it is not that effective to prevent the wearer from contracting the virus, but it is relatively more effective in preventing the wearer from spreading it.  It is common courtesy to wear one when out, just in case the wearer is asymptomatic or is during incubation when the symptoms are not obvious, wherein both of those cases it is still likely that one can spread the virus to others.  Even if the wearer is perfectly healthy, wearing a mask still makes those people around him/her feel more comfortable and secure.  

 
 
 
Krishna
7.1  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7    4 weeks ago
studies show that it is not that effective to prevent the wearer from contracting the virus, but it is relatively more effective in preventing the wearer from spreading it. 

Well if you should only wear masks to be considerate of others...why bother?

(What would Jesus do?)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @7.1    4 weeks ago
"(What would Jesus do?)"

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?

https://video.tudou.com/v/XNTczNjE4NjEy.html?spm=a2h0k.8191414.0.0&from=s1.8-1-1.2

 
 
 
Tacos!
8  Tacos!    4 weeks ago

I don't think he's wrong, but there's probably a classier way to say it. Few will care, though, because this guy belongs to the same party as most of the media. If a Republican said it, it would be a scandal. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Tacos! @8    4 weeks ago

It may not be the right language to use when speaking to considerate people who make sacrifices to make sure others will be okay, but it probably is the right language to use when speaking to those who care not about the well being of others but only about themselves. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    4 weeks ago

Yes, there is always a "good reason" why the rules should apply to some, but not others.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
8.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Tacos! @8    4 weeks ago
If a Republican said it, it would be a scandal. 

It would more likely be a heart attack-invoking surprise that concern for the health and welfare of others had been exhibited.  Concern for others isn't a trait that has been embraced or encouraged by Donald Trump.

 
 
 
Tacos!
8.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @8.2    4 weeks ago
It would more likely be a heart attack-invoking surprise that concern for the health and welfare of others had been exhibited.

Trump, in full reversal, urges Americans to wear masks

Would you like to lie down?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @8.2.1    4 weeks ago

It's about damn time he did something right!

 
 
 
devangelical
8.2.3  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.2.2    4 weeks ago

yeah, 6 months too late. what a fucking incompetent moron.

 
 
 
Krishna
8.2.4  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.2.2    4 weeks ago
It's about damn time he did something right!

But is he doing it because he's so interested in doing something right-- or has his handlers have finsally allowed him to look at the #s of new virus cases in awing states?

And quite possibly he's even looked at the poll numbers!!!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.2.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Krishna @8.2.4    4 weeks ago

At this point the "why" doesn't even matter

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
8.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @8    4 weeks ago

If a Republican said it, it would be a scandal. 

 

Nah...I would applaud the Republican for telling the truth for once

 
 
 
Krishna
8.4  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @8    4 weeks ago
I don't think he's wrong, but there's probably a classier way to say it. Few will care, though, because this guy belongs to the same party as most of the media. If a Republican said it, it would be a scandal. 

Meh.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
9  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

I think people who refuse to wear a mask do so for two reasons. The first is to show solidarity with Trump. It's MAGA baby.  Unfortunately, as more and more accounts show up about the mask refusers acting like fools and idiots that bad karma rolls back up on Trump and he is floundering badly right now. 

The second reason they wont wear a mask is to protest against progressives. They think the progressive mindset wants to control their every breath. They cant separate the scientific value in wearing a mask from their hatred of progressives. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
10  FLYNAVY1    4 weeks ago

The wearing of a mask at this point should be considered the patriotic duty by every American at this point.

We are at war with this virus. Nobody posting here can remember the sacrifices made by the entire population in WWII with respect to rationing, and scrap drives, and grease collections.  Do something for your country for a change.  

 
 
 
MUVA
11  MUVA    4 weeks ago

He can take his mask and shove it up his ass along with any other self righteous shit head telling others what being a patriot  entails. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
11.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  MUVA @11    4 weeks ago

Remember Article I from the POW Code of Conduct?  Think you can apply that thinking now as you once did?

The wearing of a mask is a way of defending the American people and our way of life.  I can't fathom why such a small act brings you to such hostility.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @11.1    4 weeks ago

Here it is in case he forgot:

Article I:

I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense. [5]

Article II:

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist. [5]

Article III:

If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy. [5]

Article IV:

If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way. [5]

Article V:

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause. [5]

Article VI:

I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America. [5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_the_United_States_Fighting_Force#:~:text=Articles%20of%20Code%20of%20Conduct.%20The%20Code%20of,Code%20is%20delineated%20in%20six%20articles.%20Article%20I%3A
 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
11.1.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @11.1    4 weeks ago
The wearing of a mask is a way of defending the American people and our way of life.  I can't fathom why such a small act brings you to such hostility.

Awesome comment.  Thank you for posting it.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
11.1.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.1.1    4 weeks ago

Learn em,... Love em... Live em....  TG!

In SERE school we spent a number of days covering the POW Code of Conduct in detail.  They really drove home the expectations.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
11.1.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.1.1    4 weeks ago

Thanks, Ms. Giggles.  There are a few more veterans on this forum that need to brush up on their military values.  I know it's horrible, but I sometimes find myself doubting the authenticity of those claiming veteran status while at the same time showing violent disdain for those who don't hold the same political views.  

 
 
 
MUVA
11.1.5  MUVA  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @11.1    4 weeks ago

I wear a mask when required but feel no need to make judgements if others don’t.

 
 
 
Krishna
11.1.6  Krishna  replied to  MUVA @11.1.5    4 weeks ago
I wear a mask when required

Well,you're not alone. In fact, there are a lot of people who are considerate of others when its required-- but refuse to do that when its not required!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
11.1.7  FLYNAVY1  replied to  MUVA @11.1.5    4 weeks ago

Good man.....!

 
 
 
devangelical
11.3  devangelical  replied to  MUVA @11    4 weeks ago

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MUVA
11.3.1  MUVA  replied to  devangelical @11.3    4 weeks ago

I volunteered for combat twice and left my job for almost 5 years when I could have stayed in the reserves and kept making my over a hundred grand a year at the time.

 
 
 
devangelical
11.3.2  devangelical  replied to  MUVA @11.3.1    4 weeks ago

apologies, my mistake. you're obviously a patriotic genius.

 
 
 
Krishna
11.4  Krishna  replied to  MUVA @11    4 weeks ago
He can take his mask and shove it up his ass along with any other self righteous shit head telling others what being a patriot  entails.

Yo! No need to hold back MUVA!

Why don't you tell us how you really feel...?

 
 
 
Kathleen
12  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

I am leery of the N95 masks with the valves. What you breathe in is safe, but what you breathe out is not filtered. I have one and I don't wear it because of that reason. I find those unfair to wear around the public. So I wear the surgical ones.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
12.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Kathleen @12    4 weeks ago

The standard cloth masks my wife makes are much cooler and more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.  I tried to wear the M95s all day on the manufacturing floor, and felt like I was getting cooked.

 
 
 
Kathleen
12.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @12.1    4 weeks ago

I have a couple cloth masks that are the stretchy spandex the kind I see people wearing a lot. I was wondering which ones are better for filtering, those or the surgical ones?  They are coming out with so many types now. Some are fancy, but do they do the Job?  

Yes, they are so hot, and uncomfortable, they rubber bands are tight too. That is nice that your wife makes her own.

 
 
 
evilgenius
12.1.2  evilgenius  replied to  Kathleen @12.1.1    4 weeks ago
I have a couple cloth masks that are the stretchy spandex the kind I see people wearing a lot.

I also use a few of these with a carbon filter on the inside. That's 4 layers of material. 

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Split Personality
12.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  evilgenius @12.1.2    4 weeks ago

The filters I use claim they are 5 layers, plus the pocket is 2 more layers.

Comfortable enough to go food shopping.

Main issue is glasses fogging inside stores ...

 
 
 
evilgenius
12.1.4  evilgenius  replied to  Split Personality @12.1.3    4 weeks ago
Main issue is glasses fogging inside stores ...

I take my glasses off when I'm not driving these days. I squint more....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
12.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @12.1.3    4 weeks ago

My friend gave me a hint. Put the mask on first, squinch it around the nose if possible, then put your glasses on. It works fairly well because I have one of those procedure masks that has the wire across the nose

 
 
 
Kathleen
12.1.6  Kathleen  replied to  evilgenius @12.1.2    4 weeks ago

I thought about wearing the N95 with a surgical mask over that to cover the valve. It might be hard to breathe.

Is that you?

 
 
 
evilgenius
12.1.7  evilgenius  replied to  Kathleen @12.1.6    4 weeks ago
Is that you?

Yes. Taken at work just before posting.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
12.1.8  Mark in Wyoming  replied to  Split Personality @12.1.3    4 weeks ago

You likely already know or have been told the fogging is because of the mask fit across the bridge of the nose , a tight and proper  fit and the glasses wont fog .

what I did even with the lightweight masks I made was use a paper clip that acted like the metal band on my sanding masks to get a closer and tighter fit , one can also use some cloth surgical tape to tape the clip inside or outside the mask to gain a better and tighter fit.

 
 
 
Kathleen
12.1.9  Kathleen  replied to  evilgenius @12.1.7    4 weeks ago

In that case, it’s nice to meet you.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
13  Greg Jones    4 weeks ago

Since I am asymptomatic I wear the mask to provide some kind of protection to myself...and to avoid the stink eye of social justice warriors.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
13.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Greg Jones @13    4 weeks ago
Since I am asymptomatic I wear the mask to provide some kind of protection to myself.

Asymptomatic only means that you are not showing symptoms even though you have tested positive.  It has been proven that asymptomatic Covid patients are the biggest spreaders of the virus.  Mask or no mask, you shouldn't even be in public until you have tested negative twice.  

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
13.1.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @13.1    4 weeks ago

Everyone that isn’t infected is also asymptomatic. 

Definition of asymptomatic

: presenting no symptoms of disease

from Webster’s dictionary. 
 
 
 
Greg Jones
13.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @13.1    4 weeks ago

I haven't tested yet, and see no reason to. No symptoms like coughing, no fever, take temps at least twice a day.

I could go down to the Pepsi Center a couple of miles away,  and get a free test, but what's the point.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
13.1.3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Dean Moriarty @13.1.1    4 weeks ago
Everyone that isn’t infected is also asymptomatic. 

Definition of asymptomatic

: presenting no symptoms of disease

from Webster’s dictionary.

You forgot to add that the definition was from a 1913 edition.
:   having or showing no symptoms of disease
  • You should continue to take the medication, even when you are   asymptomatic . [=even when you do not have any pain or other signs that you are sick]

Asymptomatic

In medicine, a disease is considered asymptomatic if a patient is a carrier for a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms. A condition might be asymptomatic if it fails to show the noticeable symptoms with which it is usually associated. Asymptomatic infections are also called subclinical infections. Other diseases might be considered subclinical if they present some but not all of the symptoms required for a clinical diagnosis. The term clinically silent is also used.
 
 
 
Trout Giggles
13.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @13.1.3    4 weeks ago

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Ender
14  Ender    4 weeks ago

I would rather have a mask order than the idiot in Georgia that had an executive order that banned all city mask ordinances.

It is starting to seem like some of these republicans do not care if people are getting sick or not.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
14.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @14    4 weeks ago

I don't need to be told to wear a mask.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
15  Mark in Wyoming    4 weeks ago

People want to call me a jerk or selfish , makes no difference to me , because everyones situation is different .

 It is ultimately me who makes the choice to wear or not to wear a mask , I live in a state and an area where there is no mandatory mask order .

times I will wear a mask? in situations where I am in a crowd and social distancing is impossible to maintain, if in a crowd and distancing can be maintained , I will have it on hand on my person , it takes mere seconds to put on .again it is I who will evaluate the risks and make the choice . I will also wear it if a store or business mandated it for entry.

Times I wont wear a mask? it is again situation based , if im working in my own yard or garden and I am alone  no need for a mask , If I am driving in a vehicle alone  and unless im on my motorcycle no mask needed the mask while on the bike actually isn't a bad idea to keep the bugs out of ones teeth.

Because I live in a mainly rural area  that is sparkly  populated social distancing is not hard to maintain.

So if you see me or someone else without a mask on , take a good look at the situation , is it actually needed for what the person is doing ? a little common sense goes a long way. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
15.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @15    4 weeks ago

You make valid points. I don't wear one in my house or my yard but I live in the center of 3 acres surrounded by trees so I'm not concerned with social distancing. I don't wear one in my car. I don't wear them around my family or friends.

I do wear one at work when I'm coming and going and I wear one in stores.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
15.1.1  Mark in Wyoming  replied to  Trout Giggles @15.1    4 weeks ago

Well your using your own common sense and likely have evaluated the risks that you personally face..

 
 
 
Kavika
16  Kavika     4 weeks ago
 
 
 
Trout Giggles
16.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @16    4 weeks ago

Governor Hutchinson in Arkansas just issued one yesterday

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
17  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

We kind of got off on the wrong foot when Dr Fauci told the nation that face masks were not necessary and could put people at risk because masks cause people to touch their faces more.



 
 
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