xianjiro wrote: ↑May 13th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Pretentious Hipster wrote: ↑May 13th, 2021, 8:47 pm
CDC says you won't have to wear masks in most indoor places when vaccinated. Meaning here in Canada multiple provinces are in strict lockdown with by far the worst wave. People have to wait 3-4 months to get their second dose. Shows how important vaccine rollout is for this virus.
Yeah, I'm not so sure how excited I am about this - who's going to police the maskless? And we all know that anti-maskers are often anti-vaxxers. BTW, a local vaccine refusing teacher - overweight, but no know co-morbidities - died of Covid last week. The don't believe she caught it at the school, but a number of students are in quarantine for other contacts. And they wonder why some families are reluctant to send kids back.
In the discussion of the new indoor mask policy, it was mentioned that this is something of a "carrot" to woo the hesitant but still willing. I hope it doesn't backfire, but again, a great experiment and time will tell.
I still intend to mask up for trips inside public buildings and don't plan to eat out. I wasn't big on crowds to begin with - so now I have an easy out for "no thank you"!
I see all kinds of potential problems. I've already seen the anti-mask rage to some extent - slow, simmering rage to be sure but still enough to worry about it. I was out buying beer the other night - in Illinois, which has usually had less mask controversy than WI from what I can see - and 3 of the 4 other people in the store, all white men, were maskless; this was the day before the announcement. One of them was carrying a firearm in a holster, like in a western for fuck's sake, and a pair of brass knuckles on the other hip. He looked at me, and the other masked patron (a black woman about twice his age and half his size) with barely concealed hatred and muttered something under his breath as he left that sounded... unpleasant. I've seen more unmasked people at this liquor store than anywhere else over the past year so maybe I should just stop going; shame as it's a small local place that's been in business 50 years and I'd like to support them more than most other places, but if they're not going to enforce the state regs, and if they're a haven for the angry and ignorant, perhaps I shoul stay away regardless.
Tomorrow is our third outdoor farmer's market, I'm wondering what that'll be like - last week just about everybody seemed to be masked. Now I really wish I'd gotten my first shot a few weeks earlier so I could just not worry about it all too much.