Just saw one linking masks to satanic ties. Can anyone ‘splain that one to me?
That’s horrible theology on his part. God probably doesn’t wear suits & ties either. The logical conclusion to his concept is going around all a-jolly-dangle like Adam & Eve.There was also this guy:
Republican Ohio State Rep. Nino Vitale, who has been a vociferous critic of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, believes wearing a mask to slow the spread of the disease would violate his “Judeo-Christian Principles.” In a lengthy Facebook rant flagged...www.rawstory.com
Ugh.It’s worse than that: there are now forged/faked documents floating around that people are using to fraudulently claim they need to be exempted from wearing masks due to illness or medical conditions. I’ve been telling my friends & family who work in retail and food service that if they are shown such a document, they need to call the police.
It is starting to seem like "strict lockdown" isn't necessary to get the issue under control in many places. Semi-strict, and use of masks, may do the trick - that's what we are seeing in MA. Our rolling 7-day average of new cases has been decreasing for two months, now, and our Rt is down around 0.67. We have taken some reopening steps, and they have not led to a spike of new cases.American lockdown wasn't that strict even in New York.
There are an awful lot of people who don’t understand the very basic functions of their own body.Looks like Florida and Texas are closing bars down.
Yep. Problem here in the states, I believe is the complex nature of our deeply divisive politics at the moment, and that somehow, it was made a good idea to bring wearing a mask into that whole mess.
A relative literally in an angry and frustrated manner asked me why I was wearing a mask when he saw me.
I told him, "I'm not wearing this for me, I'm wearing it for you."
He's over 65 has a list of health issues already. I just can't understand why something like that would get you so incensed.
As to the rumors. I did hear the one about how if you have COVID-19 wearing the mask just makes you sicker, because you are breathing in those COVID germs. I think that was akin to the 'activates' it. Which is just bizarre. If you have COVID, you have it. Full stop. Breathing in your own germs isn't going to activate it past being just mild or asymptomatic. You are already sick.
Not just fraud, IMHO, but forgery of a government document. That could be a real wake-up call for some.Ugh.
So, interesting note - those documents refer to the ADA - the Americans with Disabilities Act. That act does not say you need to be served normally. It says that, when at all possible, the business needs to make "reasonable accommodations" for you. "Ma'am, please wait here, we'll have one of our staff shop for you / get your meal to go," is a reasonable accommodation. And trying to pretend you have a disability to get accommodations, when you are not disabled, constitutes fraud. In the mask case, depending on the legal status on masks in the area, it may also be considered creating a public health hazard.
Mentioned WAAAAAAAAY upthread, America has an incredibly deep well of anti-science/anti-intellectual sentiment, especially in the realms of biology, medicine & health.There are an awful lot of people who don’t understand the very basic functions of their own body.
Technically, But this is all about conversations with a person on the street trying to be a nozzle. It is about someone waving a fake card in your face with a fake threat, and countering with an other fake threat to get them to stand down. Legalistic posturing.Not just fraud, IMHO, but forgery of a government document. That could be a real wake-up call for some.