Tug Review Crew: Rookie
- Jun 7, 2005
- Reaction score
- Los Angeles
- Resorts Owned
Sheraton Desert Oasis
I’m not sure what your goal was to announce on a public forum that you are not wearing a mask. Your opinion won’t change based on our comments, and you know not wearing a mask is wrong (after all, you’ve admitted as much). Nevertheless, you are comfortable rationalizing the benefit of wearing a mask by changing your behavior and plans when in public spaces. I really don’t know why you announced this publicly...it’s as if you want us to agree that some people should be exempted from wearing a mask in certain situations.Actually, I do know because I take my time when shopping and make the effort to be aware of my surroundings and avoid people. I make a list and know where the products I need are located before I enter a store because I shop stores I am familiar with. It isn't that hard to avoid people if you choose the proper time and don't live in such a crowded area.
The point here is NOT to suggest that masks are not important (or fail to help) it is that staying (sheltering) at home is a superior alternative to avoiding exposure. Avoid crowds, stay home, shop during slow periods - these pieces of advice have been too quickly discarded in favor of placing too much dependance on the protection level offered by a mask.
Stay home - that has the largest impact. That message has been lost.
I could do the same. I know my local stores quite well and could be in and out very quickly, especially at off hours. But I’m not that selfish...if I go out, I’m wearing a mask. Not just because it’s mandatory, but because it’s the right thing to do and sends the right message to others.
I’m fairly sure we will learn that the rapid and continual increase of C19 cases will be due in part to those not wearing a mask. I am absolutely certain I’m not asymptomatic, yet I will always wear a mask when going out. Why can’t you?
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