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Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:09 AM

I'm at the point that I ENJOY wearing a mask

I used to catch a cold about twice a year, and now that I'm older a cold really takes a lot out of me. But now it's November, been wearing a mask since late March, and I haven't had a sniffle.

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Reply I'm at the point that I ENJOY wearing a mask (Original post)
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 OP
Sherman A1 Nov 2020 #1
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #3
unblock Nov 2020 #2
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #4
BComplex Nov 2020 #6
mopinko Nov 2020 #5
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #7
mopinko Nov 2020 #10
mercuryblues Nov 2020 #17
mopinko Nov 2020 #29
mercuryblues Nov 2020 #34
mopinko Nov 2020 #35
Tanuki Nov 2020 #24
mopinko Nov 2020 #28
dchill Nov 2020 #8
KentuckyWoman Nov 2020 #9
5X Nov 2020 #11
Yonnie3 Nov 2020 #12
LisaL Nov 2020 #15
Hav Nov 2020 #13
malaise Nov 2020 #14
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #23
malaise Nov 2020 #27
LisaL Nov 2020 #16
Kaleva Nov 2020 #18
Peacetrain Nov 2020 #25
JI7 Nov 2020 #19
tavernier Nov 2020 #20
we can do it Nov 2020 #21
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #22
highplainsdem Nov 2020 #26
Buckeye_Democrat Nov 2020 #30
Bradshaw3 Nov 2020 #31
roamer65 Nov 2020 #32
SKKY Nov 2020 #33
roamer65 Nov 2020 #36
ecstatic Nov 2020 #37
lettucebe Nov 2020 #38

Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:13 AM

1. I agree

seasonal allergies got me for a few days, but beyond that not much of anything. This could also help with flu season to some degree.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:16 AM

3. Good point

Like you, my allergies were around, but I'm used to that.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:16 AM

2. I really feel sorry those who get sick and those whose employment/business situation sucks, but

but yeah, a lot of things about this situation are working out well for me. I'm very fortunate to have a job where I can work from hoke. I'm getting much more sleep thanks to no commute, and at hours that work well with my sleep disorder (I'm basically an incorrigible night owl).

And limited interaction with others irl is fine with me as an introvert.

And yes, not getting the cold or flu or any other illness mini-unblock would ordinarily bring hone from school is a plus as well.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:23 AM

4. I'm able to work from home and am fairly introverted as well

So, like you, I'm managing to do the best I can in a bad situation.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:27 AM

6. Ditto on all those points.

It's working out ok for me, too.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:24 AM

5. i have THE most badass mask ever.

https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Ireland-Dust-Proof-Bandana-Outdoor/dp/B08GGX4BQ1/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1CHKKGDETD4JB&dchild=1&keywords=starry+plough+mask&qid=1604927988&sprefix=starry+plough+%2Caps%2C200&sr=8-2

sorry, still havent figured out how to post pics from this ipad. but the starry plough is the flag of the irish citizen army. has been used by the ira, and now sinn fein.

i rly dont get why ppl cant find a mask that suits their personality. it's fun.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:27 AM

7. Very cool!

A friend of mine sends me texts every now and then showing me her new masks-it's a fashion thing for her now!

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:32 AM

10. now i just need a shalali.

to keep the maskholes at a distance.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:38 AM

17. I have said the 1st

clothing line to make masks that match their shirts or dresses will make a mint. Sell them as a set.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:33 AM

29. i dont get why the rednecks dont want camo masks.

hopefully the cooler weather will help.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:43 AM

34. They wouldn't even wear their trump masks

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #34)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:44 AM

35. but if you are actually hunting

your face is the only thing sticking out. wtf?

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:17 AM

24. OMG, thank you! That will be so perfect for a certain person on my Christmas list!

☘ I🇮🇪

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:32 AM

28. it's a rly good one, too.

has little thingies to adjust the strap length.
i'm a little person, and i usually have to tie knots in the straps.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:30 AM

8. Me, too. Also, I got a flu shot, which I'd never done.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:31 AM

9. I still struggle a lot

I have asthma and I just feel like I can't get a good breath with every one I have tried. Some worse than others. Even on a cool day a brisk walk I get winded pretty quick. I can manage to keep it in in a store, but it means no goofing off. I sometimes have to sit in the car a few minutes to just breathe before I can drive.


Those tougher days I limit what I do and stay home so mo mask.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:33 AM

11. Everybody wear your mask, I don't want to see your ugly naked face

or even your pretty mouth.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:35 AM

12. I was speaking to a study data coordinator for a large pharmaceutical company

He is working on COVID vaccine trials as well as other drug trials.

He said they needed to increase the numbers in a study for a different vaccine because COVID precautions are reducing the incidence of that infection making the trial inconclusive.

This makes me wonder if FLU numbers will be reduced this year.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:37 AM

15. Unfortunately covid is still going through the roof.

Flu should be reduced if people actually wear their masks correctly and regularly.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:36 AM

13. Same for me

I always used to get a cold in the summer and during the winter. So far, that didn't happen since wearing a mask.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:36 AM

14. Let me put it this way

The amount of money I have saved since March from not waxing as often and not wearing lipstick at all increases by the week

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:14 AM

23. I just spit my coffee on my monitor

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:23 AM

27. It's the truth

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:37 AM

16. I don't enjoy it at all.

I have to wear it at work the whole day and it's really difficult. Really hope vaccine pans out.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:39 AM

18. Putting on a mask has become 2nd nature. Like putting on a seat belt.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:17 AM

25. Same here!!

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:40 AM

19. I have avoided a cold so far this year also but it's still early and in southern california we are

just starting to get colder weather . But i'm hoping the mask wearing and washing hands, sanitizing etc all help to prevent the cold.



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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:42 AM

20. I work at the high school and I bought a bunch of silly ones on Amazon

I love the comments and laughter from the kids and suddenly noticed that they too are getting creative

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 09:45 AM

21. Same here. Keeping it on instead of taking on and off is key.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:13 AM

22. One reason why Japan has worn them for many years. They are considerate of their

fellow humans.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:22 AM

26. I dislike them but realize they're necessary indoors or when you can't stay away from

other people outdoors.

I'll usually put a mask on just before going into a store and take it off as soon as I'm outside again.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:35 AM

30. I always admired seeing people in Asia...

... wearing them in public. It was logical.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:36 AM

31. Side benefits too

We had a recent blast of winter weather and that mask helps keep your face warm.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:39 AM

32. My mask has a biohazard symbol on the front of it.

I want to remind people this virus doesn’t play games.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:40 AM

33. I'm not gonna lie, I buy them to match outfits...

...which for me, being a devotee of the capsule wardrobe philosophy, means I have 7 in varying shades of grey or blue.

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Response to SKKY (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:46 AM

36. ..

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:50 AM

37. lol! I don't have to wear makeup!

Theoretically, I don't have to do anything before making a quick trip to the store, especially if I put on sunglasses with the mask. I'm incognito. That's the only benefit I've experienced.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2020, 02:43 PM

38. I like it too. I tend to talk to myself only one day caught myself in mirror and my lips are moving

So, though I'm working on breaking this weird habit, at least no one sees me any more. Sometimes I'll even say things out loud like, "they must be kidding," when checking the price.

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