Why some people still don't want to wear mask?

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  1. JR 137

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    Not all states have a seatbelt law. And motorcycle helmet law. They consider it a freedom issue. New Hampshire doesn’t have them. State motto is Live Free or Die. It’s on their license plates, made by people in prison ;)
     
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    Why take the risk if you don't need to? Is it better to avoid problem?
     
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    I don't like wearing a mask but I do understand other's feelings. I follow the CDC recommendations.
    Per the CDC website; "CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others."

    6 feet away from others...there are many places where people gather and can keep 6 feet or more away from each other.
     
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    It's angry comments like this that get threads locked. I understand that some of you are carrying some ...animus? from previous threads. Maybe it's time to walk it back a bit guys and just know that others will disagree. Hey all, let's show a little self control.
     
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    I wear a mask if I'm anywhere closer than about 12 to 15 feet of folks outside. Otherwise, I don't.

    If I'm going into a store I'll out my mask on in the car.
     
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    I just feel sorry for those death. Some of them don't have to die if people wear masks.

    Taiwan death = 7.

    US death = 184K.

    The Foster Farms Poultry Planet has more death than the whole Taiwan has. It makes no sense.

    Foster Farms Poultry Plant Ordered Closed After COVID Outbreak Kills 8 and Infects 358 Workers
     
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    You are more careful than I am. And your behavior protects others, so ...Good on you mate!
     
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    Gee, I'm surprised no one gets the political aspect, but I will without arguing either side. Some people believe in as much liberty as possible and as little government as possible, making it individual choice. They tend to be conservative. That makes it a political issue. I'm not making an argument in either direction.

    I didn't wear one at all until it was state law, then I did. I however, live in a rural area, live alone and don't socialize. I might have considered wearing one sooner in a city environment, by my own choice. I did get the sars-covid 2017 version, it was painful in the upper lungs, but I knocked it down in 2.5 days taking 6000 milligrams vitamin C per day for that time. I have a strong immune system.
     
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    Partially, but I'd rather see people made to ride motorcycles for the first five years...solve lots of problems. Lol.
     
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    Outdoors, if you're not near someone (and not part of a gathering), the mask isn't necessary. Natural air currents disperse droplets pretty efficiently. Of course, that all changes if you're somewhere you'll be interacting with people regularly.

    This is why I only teach outdoors, with distancing, for now.
     
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    I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to answer without getting into the politics behind it. I can't. Some have decided it is a political issue, so it is.
     
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    Because some decided to make it such. Different people will disagree as to which group that is, and that's all I can say without getting political.
     
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    As citizens, we probably should. But not in this forum.
     
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    Agreed. I've turned down work that would require flying.
     
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    This is what I aim for. I'll admit I'm not perfect - I catch myself being a little slow with the mask sometimes. Apparently, old habits and all that.
     
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    I'm glad you recovered from that so quickly. Just dropping this here for others - there's no evidence I could find that high doses of vitamin C have any effect on viral infection.
     
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    Outdoors?
    that isn't so bad. you got air flow and stay back from people.
    Unless of course you have a bunch of idiots who crowd the beaches.

    Again, the political reason it is political violates the no-politics reason (which sadly restricts a lot of important topics, because, let's face it, special life is political).

    But I give you a little hint:
    It starts with the head of state.
     
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    Fun fact, the air on a plane is pretty fresh, turned over 100% about every 3 to 5 minutes. It’s about as close to constantly fresh air as you can get inside, and certainly fresher than in your home when the ac is on.

    The dangers on planes are dirty surfaces and idiots who think not wearing a mask is a liberty. It’s political in the USA because all of these idiots support the same party.
     
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    Trust me, not all of the idiots support the same party. I live in a heavily other party state and area, and there’s plenty of idiots not wearing them and arguing about it who aren’t red. They may be louder or covered more by the media, but they’re not the only idiots. Not by a long shot.

    Idiocy knows no race, gender, religious, political, etc. bounds. That’s one of the very few things I’m certain of in life.123
     
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