* The Weekly Image Thread 20 09 11 #472 *

Started 4 months ago | Photos thread
WhyNot Veteran Member • Posts: 9,735
Re: Mask Up

meow wrote:

In my country the authorities advice against wearing a mask. One of their reasons is that if handled wrong they can increase the risk.

Originally I thought that advice was really stupid. But I've changed my mind somewhat. I constantly see people that have managed to source some now very expensive masks handle them wrong. They touch them with their hands. They pull them down to eat or even to talk to someone (!!!) and then pull them up again. They take them off coming out of a shop and put them in their pocket only to take the same mask from their pocket and put it on before entering the next shop. I've even seen people throw used masks in open waste baskets. Someone is going to empty that waste baskets och poor people dig through the baskets looking for deposit cans and bottles. I see masks on the streets among the other garbage.

Of course, if the advice had been to wear masks maybe there would also have been a lot of information in papers and on TV about how to handle them correctly and maybe people would have listened and learnt.

All in all, I've gone from pro masks to being on the fence about them.

So I don't know if masks are good or bad, but I know I think your images are good.

I thank you for your thoughts and appreciate that you liked the pictures ….. I had two thought about what you write. First is my suggestion that the mask is as much about showing respect for you fellow humans as it is to prevent catching or spreading this virus but then again it certainly can;t hurt regardless of the state of the mask... (I know there are exceptions ….) …. Second, we have a great ignorance about this virus and plenty of stable geniuses who are always ready to share their wisdom, .. for what it is worth; but, given the state of affairs it is basically what you feel comfortable doing ... as long as you don't endanger those who are not comfortable being near you. … Personally I am comfortable out and about as long as I don't come in close contact for several minutes with another human. And I am comfortable opening my boxes from B&H. ….. until science tells me different … (However, I really don't understand anyone after almost one million deaths worldwide who still insists that this virus is a hoax … I don't want to be near him … and I saw him being interviewed the other day ...)

Stay well ... masks may help ... both of us ..


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