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Old Thu Jun 25, 2020, 12:38pm
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The masks protect others from the wearer.
Something that many can't seem to comprehend.

After having my appointment postponed once due to COVID-19, I had my six month checkup a few days ago (I'm a cardiac patient). My doctor told me that if all of those who were medically able, and of appropriate age, would simply wear a surgical mask all the time (or at least while indoors) when out in public (outside the family home) we would be a lot healthier and be able to fully restart our economy.

For many reasons, some simply can't wear a mask. But for many others, while they can wear a mask, they simply don't want to wear a mask, and refuse to wear a mask, putting the health and economy of the country at great risk, all because of their Constitutional right to have the freedom not to do what others (government leaders, medical experts) advise (or mandate) them to do.

General Welfare. The concern of the government for the health, peace, morality, and safety of its citizens. Providing for the welfare of the general public is a basic goal of government. The preamble to the U.S. Constitution cites promotion of the general welfare as a primary reason for the creation of the Constitution.

I wear a mask when I venture out of my bomb shelter once a week to hunt and gather food. I don't view it as a political statement but rather as a patriotic statement and as a religious statement.

Love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:31)

MRNA vaccines, hydroxychloroquine, dexamethasone, N-95 masks, ventilators, differentiating essential and nonessential workers, restricting international and interstate travel, opening or closing schools, arguing over proper names for the virus and the disease, differentiating essential and nonessential activities, testing, contact tracing, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, washing hands, debates over state governors taking over too much power, developing herd immunity, temperature checks, sneeze guards, pointing fingers at who caused this, etc., are all part of the equation, and may deserve a seat at the table, but a good start to digging ourselves out of this gigantic "plague" hole is just to wear a damn surgical mask when out in public indoors, maybe even outdoors in a crowd (concert, athletic event, etc.).

It's a cheap fix. It's an easy fix. It's common sense. It's science. We don't need anybody mandate that we must do this, let's just do it. Why not? What can go wrong? What's the downside? We all look foolish for several months?

Yeah, maybe years from now, historians will look back at this and say, "Look at those old photos of people wearing all those silly, stupid looking masks, making them all look weak and defenseless, acting like lemmings in the face of so-called experts, not knowing, as we now know today, that the virus would just simply go away all by itself in the July heat". If I'm still alive, I would be pleased to look at those old photos and laugh at myself. I might even roll around on the floor laughing my ass off.

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Old Fri Jun 26, 2020, 06:01pm
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Something that many can't seem to comprehend.
For those who can, but refuse to wear a mask, and say that those who are at risk should stay home and shelter in place, many don't have that luxury. Maybe they're considered essential workers and have to work, or maybe they have to work to pay their bills, and are front-line workers that can't work from home. And remember, those at risk workers wearing a mask doesn't do much to protect them, mask wearers do so to protect others, not themselves.
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Old Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:48pm
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Now the % of C-19 Texas seems to be younger age groups and here comes the resurgent with our governor closing bars “curbside” only and 50% restaurant capacity gathering to NO more than 10 and local waterholes being SHUT down this isn’t a GOOD sign for anything positive and this smack Summer heat going on!!and the viruses kicking @$$ and taking names strong Honestly 90-110 days away from fall weather and the future of HS sports in my opinion should factor into this with safety and health being priority...I officiate because of the desire and love I have for each individual sport, but that doesn’t or won’t keep me safe or healthy from C-19 so with the new normal each state should rethink if kids and sports and US should take a break to control virus . Do we know truly enough about it and actually facts seriously doubt it . to many factors walking into a gym that was packed with students during schools hours and door handles officials changing rooms paperwork to fill out the athletes that will play seems a tad daunting....ha the new normal.....
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Old Sat Jun 27, 2020, 03:59pm
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As I ventured out of my bomb shelter to hunt and gather food a few days ago, I spotted a young man wearing a baseball uniform with grass stains on the knees. Maybe, at least here in Connecticut, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.
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As I ventured out of my bomb shelter to hunt and gather food a few days ago, I spotted a young man wearing a baseball uniform with grass stains on the knees. Maybe, at least here in Connecticut, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.
We've had travel baseball/softball going for about 2-3 weeks here in Michigan. Even before then, some teams ventured down to Ohio before that because Ohio was open before we were. Baseball is nice because the risk seems to be pretty low for transmission. I can't say people are socially distancing that well, but at least the kids are getting out to play.

Yesterday, our governor suggested to the MHSAA to swap football to the spring and other, less physical sports back to the fall. It sounds like it is the MHSAA's call on what to play when, unless we slide back to a point where we close down schools again, where no sports would happen. We'll see what happens since our cases have been creeping up a bit over the last week or two.
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