So, now we have this brought to the surface...
"The Biden-Harris transition team website outlines the same approach. The new administration plans to "implement mask mandates nationwide by working with governors and mayors and by asking the American people to do what they do best: step up in a time of crisis."
Does this improve the likelihood that there will be an increase in this effort?
I think it’s the right way to do it and will help. A lot of states who resisted masks have huge outbreaks now and even Utah has now mandated them. The pushback there seems pretty mild to me, although some of the protesters signs were pretty dramatic. Tyranny, doncha know.
Trump made mask wearing political. Too bad he couldn’t just step up and say it would likely significantly slow the spread. No chance of that happening. What a total train wreck we have.
Even the dakotas are giving up their mask insanity.
let all the antimaskers have a huge party in a stadium. Give them free food and alcohol. Keep them there for two months and give them a reasonable wage. Then we’d help slow the spread.
Well, small victories....maybe even big ones. My Fox-watching 90 year-old anti-masking Utah father in law is now all in on masks and is asking what idiot wouldn't wear one? That after some of his friends got Covid and are critically ill. One just had a blood clot removed from his heart after contracting Covid.
Too soon we grow old, too late we grow smart, eh!? 😃
Another mask disparager now mandating:
It appears these beliefs stay with some of them to their last breaths.
Once the 'denier-in-chief' fades from view (65 days...) how many more are 'going to see the light?'
This is interesting, I guess. I'm trying to keep an open mind about the science:
People touch their mask, touch their face, use the same mask over and over without cleaning it, wear it below their noses, hold it away from their mouths when talking.... I’d be curious to see the statistical comparison between Asian and western mask effectiveness. Asians being more used to wearing masks and therefore using them as they are meant to be used.
The trained population (trained in knowing why a mask does what it does, including the limitations of masks...) versus the untrained population.
Perhaps this is one (major) step in why they work well in the lab and aren't as effective in the real world?
A South Korean friend felt sorry for us so he mailed us a box of masks.
Apparently they are equivalent to N95 masks. They have detailed instructions on how to use them.