A little over a year ~ 14 months. You would think that people would have gotten the message by now.
It seems quite a few of those don’t. Wilful ignorance; massive selfishness; out-right stupidity. We are still hearing complaints about mask mandates. There are still people claiming they “can’t” wear a mask, even for a half an hour to do their shopping.
You are liars. I see asthmatics wearing masks properly; people on oxygen; children as young as 3 (although I believe the mandate in New York says 5); men with full beards! My coworkers and I wear them for hours on end. Medical staff wear them even longer at a go. They are breathable cloth, not air-tight plastic. You can breath: it has been proven in countless tests. There are very few people who have legit reactions (other than discomfort) to wearing a mask, and most of them have opted to shop on-line instead of in-person, to do their part to end the pandemic. I have no problem breathing with the mask. It’s honestly no different from the mask my grandmother used to wear out in the winter, so the air was warmed slightly before entering her lungs. My problem is over-heating Since I also do that without the mask, I think it’s tied to my blood pressure. When it happens at work, I get away from the register to a quiet, empty corner, and sit. I don’t remove my mask if there is anyone within 6 feet of me, unless I am really bad. Meanwhile, we still have people coming into the store with no mask, or wearing it down under their nose. I am short, so most of these entitled twits are still breathing down at me.
Now we have vaccines available. I have both of my jabs. Most of my family have had at least one. While some people are trying to get appointments for these, others are saying they will NOT get the shot, claiming they aren’t safe; it’s a hoax; we’re being injected with microchips…ARE YOU PEOPLE LISTENING TO YOURSELVES?
I keep hearing over and over this has never happened before. Actually, it has. OVER AND OVER. Ebola. Swine Flu. AIDS. Asian flu. Spanish flu. Polio. Influenza. Yellow Fever. Russian Plague. The Great Plague of Marseille. The Great Plague of London. Smallpox. S. paratyphi C. Black Death. Bubonic Plague. In every case, these pandemics spread like wildfire, while the medical sciences of their times tried to find ways to deal with them. These days, the science is better understood, but far too many people ignore the facts…. and don’t like hearing the facts can be fluid in nature, because a virus, like any and every other living organism is subject to evolution and mutation.
Meanwhile, we seemed to have evolved into a species of egotistical, entitled, selfish beasts.
the character of John Coffey said it best in Stephen King’s “Green Mile” : “I’m tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having me a buddy to be with to tell me where we’s going to, coming from, or why. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world…every day. There’s too much of it. It’s like pieces of glass in my head…all the time. Can you understand? …”