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Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:50 PM

Fully vaccinated, and keeping my mask on

when I go into stores and such. I think it is still too soon for them to be coming off, and thought so before the W.H.O. said so. I am sorry that my own governor in Michigan seems to have worn out under all the anti-mask pressure, and let that requirement lapse.

"Only the un-vaccinated need to wear masks?" Those were all the people who have resisted it from the beginning. Do I now expect they will be honest about it? No, I do not.

Anyway, I'm used to wearing it, and there seems to have been a side benefit. I usually gets colds or flu a couple times a year... and I have not caught anything since this whole thing started. Sometimes when I got sick, I was befuddled as to how I had been exposed, as I had hardly been around anyone... My conclusion was that I caught it at the grocery store, perhaps from germs left on a shopping cart. Now of course I have been sanitizing hands and cart handles... I may be vaccinated for COVID, but I have not had a flu vaccine in years...

So, will the anti-maskers support my "freedom" to keep wearing my mask?

They may think I am making some "political statement" by keeping it on. If so, they are partly right.

The other part is to protect myself from them-- as the vaccine is not a 100-percent solution.

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Reply Fully vaccinated, and keeping my mask on (Original post)
DemocraticPatriot Jun 2021 OP
MiniMe Jun 2021 #1
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 2021 #19
lagomorph777 Jun 2021 #45
SoonerPride Jun 2021 #2
DemocraticPatriot Jun 2021 #3
SoonerPride Jun 2021 #7
elias7 Jun 2021 #36
SoonerPride Jun 2021 #39
USALiberal Jun 2021 #43
Calculating Jun 2021 #20
DemocraticPatriot Jun 2021 #32
LisaL Jun 2021 #4
Hugin Jun 2021 #29
Skittles Jun 2021 #30
Throck Jun 2021 #5
LisaL Jun 2021 #6
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #12
LisaL Jun 2021 #13
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #16
LisaL Jun 2021 #17
Bobstandard Jun 2021 #22
DemocraticPatriot Jun 2021 #33
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #37
uponit7771 Jun 2021 #42
obnoxiousdrunk Jun 2021 #8
TDale313 Jun 2021 #9
Murphyb849 Jun 2021 #10
Laffy Kat Jun 2021 #11
LisaL Jun 2021 #15
NJCher Jun 2021 #28
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #38
JCMach1 Jun 2021 #14
Crunchy Frog Jun 2021 #18
GulfCoast66 Jun 2021 #21
wnylib Jun 2021 #24
GulfCoast66 Jun 2021 #27
wnylib Jun 2021 #35
Jon King Jun 2021 #23
Lucky Luciano Jun 2021 #25
DemocraticPatriot Jun 2021 #34
SoonerPride Jun 2021 #40
LisaL Jun 2021 #41
MichMan Jun 2021 #44
LisaL Jun 2021 #46
MichMan Jun 2021 #47
LisaL Jun 2021 #48
MichMan Jun 2021 #49
USALiberal Jun 2021 #51
Zeitghost Jun 2021 #53
BannonsLiver Jun 2021 #54
Postal Grunt Jun 2021 #26
roamer65 Jun 2021 #31
llashram Jun 2021 #50
lark Jun 2021 #52
Atticus Jun 2021 #55

Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:53 PM

1. I'm keeping my mask on too

I've seen things that "they" are putting up down south I think that say masks not allowed in establishments. It is none of their business if I want to wear a mask. Especially with the Delta variant around. I'm not taking chances.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:42 PM

19. Wearing my mask until I feel safe

Period. No one can tell me when I feel safe.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:14 AM

45. Me too. I'm thrilled about the vaccine, but variants are still breeding out there.

I'll likely keep the mask on for years, at least.

Plus, it keeps out pollen, dust, influenza, etc.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:54 PM

2. At what point will you return to life as it was in 2019?

When covid is totally eradicated ?

Never?

At what point will you feel comfortable enough to resume life as it used to be?

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:57 PM

3. I don't know.

Maybe I will ALWAYS wear a mask into the grocery store from now on-- as it seemed to be where I was catching my other illnesses.

Anyway, with it, I don't have to shave so often. lol

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:00 PM

7. I intend to wear masks during flu season as they do in Japan

But I no longer wear a mask for covid because I no longer feel worried about catching it.

Each person will have to assess what their risk tolerance is.

Some may never go back to mallees interactions in public.

Thatís fine. Itís a free country.

At least until the next election.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 05:42 AM

36. Do you know your risk of getting ill from delta variant?

You say youíre not worried about catching Covid, but I believe CDC guidance will be changing again soon in response to WHO latest recs. Keep yourself safeÖ

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Response to elias7 (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 05:57 AM

39. My risk from delta variant is minuscule

I have followed the science.

I am fully vaccinated.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 07:12 AM

43. Lol! Nt

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:47 PM

20. Aren't you worried that your immune system will get soft and 'out of practice'?

Gotta catch a cold every now and then to keep it on its toes. We're meant to be exposed to constant low level threats, it's why children raised in too clean of an environment develop allergies/asthma/etc.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 02:34 AM

32. No, I am not worried about that.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:58 PM

4. I am not taking my mask off either.

Not when variants are spreading.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 01:53 AM

29. You mean when a taint fungus was squatting in the WH?

Never.

Have at it.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 01:57 AM

30. we don't know

just NOT YET

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:59 PM

5. The vaccine is the solution to keep from catching it.

The mask is the solution to prevent giving it.

The virus is small and easily gets through the oversized pours in the fabric of mask.

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Response to Throck (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:59 PM

6. If you want it to protect you, there are N95 masks.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:15 PM

12. I'm Back To Wearing The Vented N95 Masks I Bought Last Year

They started to be banned, but now I can protect myself once again.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:16 PM

13. The valved kind?

I purchased some too, before we were told not to wear them. But now I can dig them out and put them on. Now I can be more comfortable and still highly protected.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:27 PM

16. Yeah, The Valved Kind

Obviously much easier to breathe out of, yet still N95. I may buy some more. I only bought a box of 10, since they became crazy expensive. Then I gave several away to family & friends, so only have 3 left.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:28 PM

17. Masks are cheap now, if one wants to stock up.

NT

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Response to Throck (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 11:00 PM

22. Always bunk: "The mask is the solution to prevent giving it.

The typical mask may always have been more effective against giving than getting the virus but it has always given the wearer some protection.

I had someone confront me about wearing my mask just day before yesterday and I told him honestly that It was to protect me from the assholes who refuse to get vaccinated. And then I said,Ē why, what business is it of yours?Ē He skittered off down the chips and soda aisle.

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Response to Throck (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 02:36 AM

33. I use N95 masks,

which DO also offer a good degree of protection to the user.

I can tell how good it is, because it is harder to breathe... lol but it is a small inconvenience for the short periods I feel I need to wear it.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 05:53 AM

37. Same here!

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Response to Throck (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 06:15 AM

42. The vax is not 100% inoculation, one can still get cv19 if vaxed

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:00 PM

8. Good for you.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:06 PM

9. Same. n/t

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:10 PM

10. I cared for pts with covid, horrid death, you die alone & got covid myself from this. Wear the mask

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:13 PM

11. Me, too.

At the grocery store this afternoon I was one of a very few still wearing a mask. Even though I'm fully vaccinated, I don't plan on not wearing one in public any time soon.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:20 PM

15. I was the only one in a mask in a store today.

Considering less than fifty % in my state are vaccinated, the math here doesn't add up. I really doubt all of those in the store without masks were vaccinated.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 12:45 AM

28. Here in nj

Just about everyone is still wearing a mask. We have a high vaccination rate, too.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 05:55 AM

38. Same for me, Laffy

Except it's only the workers amd me in masks.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:17 PM

14. Mine is going back on since.vaccine is only 78% against Delta

Another infection could kill me and my 10yo is too young to get vaccine

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:31 PM

18. I'm still masking indoors too, and don't see that changing anytime soon.

I'm more relaxed outdoors, though still have a mask around my neck in case I feel that I need it.

If anyone here wants to mock me, or get all incredulous about it, I'll just put them on ignore.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:50 PM

21. Me? Not so much. But sometimes.

If shopping at Publix on a Saturday with big crowds I put it on. But on a Wednesday morning with no one I donít.

The news plays up the dramatic. But if you are fully vaccinated you have a tiny chance of going to the hospital with Covid. Regardless of the variant.

Went to a brewery today. Very well spaced tables. I was comfortable with no mask.

All three of us are fully vaccinated.

I do worry about the wife who is over 60(barely) and had the J&J. Which Is not as good as the mRNA vaccines. But she is not concerned. And she has no co- morbidities. She recently had a very young manager that works for her assume she was in her late 40ís! Without knowing she has 39 years with the same company!

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 11:37 PM

24. "If you are fully vaccinated you have a tiny chance

of going tto the hospitsl with covid."

I'd add a qualifier for that statement. If you are fully vaccinated, under 65, and have no comorbidities, the chsnce of going to the hospital with covid are tiny.

But, of the deaths and hospitalizations that have occured in vaccinated people, 76% were over 65. If they also have comorbidities, their risk is even higher.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 12:05 AM

27. I don't disagree. But that's just part of the story. And narrative

As expected older folks are more at risk. Co-Morbidities increase the risk.

But the fact remains. Over 90% of hospitals cases of Covid are unvaccinated. Actually much higher than that. 97%.

If everyone took the vaccine we would have no real issues.

We are fully vaccinated. Healthy.

Careful where itís called for.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 03:59 AM

35. As someone over 65 with comorbidities,

I just think that people like myself should be more aware that, for us, risks do exist after vaccination and we should take reasonable precautions.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 11:31 PM

23. Yawn, pretty much tired of both antimaskers and the mask obsessed at this point.

We are a vaccinated family, eat healthy, get up early each morning to exercise. So we enjoy life now....like to see smiling faces, talk to people without masks blocking them, smell the fresh bread at the bakery.

But to each their own. Looking at the causes of death and disability...obesity, sedentary life style, over stressing about stuff., some driver texting and causing an accident...getting the virus and having a serious consequence once vaccinated is pretty far down on the list.

Not sure why some on this forum seem obsessed with the virus....its dropped far down the list of things that kill Americans these days.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 11:51 PM

25. I'm with you. I wear a mask indoors so others can feel comfortable, but that's it really.

When we go to restaurants, we only eat outside since my son is under 12 and canít be vaccinated and we donít know what long term consequences there can be even if he were asymptomatic.

I will probably mask up during flu season to protect others, but Iím not afraid of personally getting sick. Eight years ago is the last time I had any kind of snifflesÖbefore that, I was once sick about 22 years agoÖ.and three years before that I was totally blasted by something. Before that, in college and high school, I only faked illness, but I donít recall actually getting sick. However, I will wear a mask in the winter if it means I may slow the spread of the flu which does kill about 30k people per year on average!

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Response to Jon King (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 02:43 AM

34. Not sure why some can be so cavalier about a virus which has killed

more than 600k people in the last year, in this country alone--- and is mutating and not near finished--

but "to each their own".



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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 06:00 AM

40. The vaccine was our solution to return to living

You ol either believe in science or you donít.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #40)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 06:13 AM

41. Science is very clear that vaccines are not 100 % effective.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:10 AM

44. Staying locked up in your own house is 100% effective

If the expectation is 100%, that would probably be the safest choice for those with that criteria

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Response to MichMan (Reply #44)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:15 AM

46. Yes, it's either staying locked in your home or

going out as normal, no mask, no social distancing, attending large gatherings and so on.
There is no middle ground here.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #46)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:25 AM

47. If the criteria is 100% effectiveness , there actually is no middle ground

70-98% sure, but like you said, the vaccine isn't 100%

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Response to MichMan (Reply #47)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:28 AM

48. Not having an option of staying locked up in the house, I plan to go for 99% effectiveness.

NT

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Response to Jon King (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:35 AM

49. Couldn't agree more; stopped wearing one weeks ago

An obsession with trying to guarantee a risk free life isn't feasible or healthy

If someone else wants to wear a mask 24/7, a full haz mat suit, or stay locked up in their house is none of my concern.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:48 AM

51. "Yawn", thousands dead and your bored?? Classy! Nt

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Response to Jon King (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 12:22 PM

53. Same here at our fully vaccinated home

I roll my eyes when I hear people I know who live sedentary, unhealthy lives go on about simple precautions and the health risks even after being vaccinated. Do what you want, but if you were that worried about taking simple precautions you would put down the Pepsi and go for a walk.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 12:33 PM

54. Because they want the pandemic to continue

Either because theyíve developed Stockholm Syndrome, donít want to go back to the office or they like the ready made excuse not to socialize, which I admit Iíve done. And finally, there are some who hope it kills off a bunch of Trump humpers.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 11:55 PM

26. Fully vaxxed myself..

I'm fully vaxxed myself but I'm still wearing a mask almost everywhere. I can walk into all sorts of places with a mask, polarized shades, and a Tilley hat on, including banks and liquor stores. I know that it's kind of juvenile to enjoy it but after the last 16 months, I need to catch up on having a little fun. Since Missouri is just a few miles away across the river and Delta on the rise there, that might become a necessity quite soon.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 02:24 AM

31. Good job!

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 10:42 AM

50. this

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 11:46 AM

52. I have quit wearing masks in any uncrowded situation.

If it's crowded, I usually go away and look for someplace less crowded or wait for a less crowded time. I am retired, so it's much easier for me as I can go when others are working and avoid the Friday night, Sat. shopping of so many of the working class.

We aren't flying anywhere and aren't cruising and aren't going to movies or any events with large crowds. We are considering going to a movie during a Tuesday day when hubby is off, so there's not many people there, when there's something we really want to see. We're renewing our passports, and I'm told that now takes a long time. Once we have updated versions, we will see if it's safe to go back to Europe or if New Zealand will let us in then. For now, we plan on driving to places of high vaccination rates for our vacations. We're going to the Keys in Aug. for hubby birthday and want to look into river trips in NE for the fall.

I'm really hoping that by 2022 we can go to the Jazz Fest in NO. LA is a disaster in vaccinating their folks, so not wanting to travel there now.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 09:09 PM

55. I totally agree. I do the same thing and I find some of responses in this thread ---well,

"amazing" is the best I can manage.

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