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Offline dotley

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2020, 07:29:21 PM »
I sent an email to governor cuomo asking him to please make it mandatory to wear a mask when you go outside. He had said in one of his last press briefings he was considering it. We know from past experience waiting is dangerous

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2020, 07:51:36 AM »
I hope he does.  Already seeing more people without masks on the subway and streets.  And it's day one of phase 2

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2020, 07:19:24 PM »
Took a walk on 37th Ave for the first time in a couple of weeks. Many pedestrians wearing masks pulled down below their nose or on their chin. There was a cartoon in Queens Crap the other day that compared this behavior to walking around with your fly open. The image was too graphic to post here, but you can probably find it if you're not offended.
Many were walking around without masks.
One older woman without a mask was making strange sounds like she was a sheep.  I realized that she was probably implying that I was a sheep for wearing a mask. But who is actually the sheep? The one following the advice of health professionals or the one following the advice of conspiracy theorists?

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2020, 09:03:02 PM »
Took a walk on 37th Ave for the first time in a couple of weeks. Many pedestrians wearing masks pulled down below their nose or on their chin. There was a cartoon in Queens Crap the other day that compared this behavior to walking around with your fly open. The image was too graphic to post here, but you can probably find it if you're not offended.
Many were walking around without masks.
One older woman without a mask was making strange sounds like she was a sheep.  I realized that she was probably implying that I was a sheep for wearing a mask. But who is actually the sheep? The one following the advice of health professionals or the one following the advice of conspiracy theorists?

Pretty sure I encountered the same woman a few weeks ago, unless there are two of them. She didn't make sheep noises when she passed me, but she called me an idiot and a sheep, among some other choice terms, and told me "you can't catch the virus outside." I found out after asking around that she's a "neighborhood character" and consistently gets into mean confrontations. I'm hoping there's only one like that in the area. It would be a shame if there's more than one or even several who would engage in that kind of behavior.

Offline jo3boxer

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2020, 10:17:42 PM »
id be more concerned w the masses not properly wearing masks. she sounds like a bit of fun to be honest, someone worth berating.

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2020, 08:31:19 AM »
My mother died of COVID-19 and I'm immunocompromised (among them chronic respiratory probs, and yet I survive wearing a mask).  Going outdoors among an antipathetic populace who are unable to put a little something on for their travels, with runners and cyclers passing close from the side, has made it a situation for me to get prescriptions, visit doctors etc.  It shouldn't have to be, just as Mom didn't have to die, and our numbers would be so much lower if only these did the right thing and thought about others.  But of course, unless someone drops dead right there it won't happen :(

It is a social thing, a vanity thing. They are embarrassed. Are doctors embarrassed too? It is an illusion  to feel better about themselves without thinking of consequences they have no control over.

Here is what I saw:

I was in a takeout place last week and some large character with a chin guard stepped out with his purchase. On the sidewalk he ran into an acquaintance: a younger, smaller guy in a mask. The moment they chatted the younger guy pulled his mask below his nose. By the end of 2 minutes they went separate ways, only this time both were wearing chin guards.

Wouldn't it be nice not to wear a mask? Some people can't wear anything anymore - ever again. People every day in this city are diagnosed. And let's not forget where COVID-19 activity has been most prevalent: here. Corona, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst...

Don't tell me you're sorry for my Mother's death. It would be disingenuous and not the point anyway.

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« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2020, 06:54:20 PM »
Today a friend of mine who lives in Long Island met me for lunch outside at Jax Inn. She used to live in Jackson Heights so we drove around a bit. She was very impressed when she saw almost everyone here wearing masks. She said not many people in Long Island are wearing them.

Good going Jackson Heights, we should be proud of our neighborhood.

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Re: Good mask wearing in Jackson Heights
« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2020, 09:19:51 PM »
i've been impressed about how well people are doing here. i haven't ventured far, but friends of mine who live in Brooklyn have said our neighborhood is a lot more compliant than most.

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2020, 12:17:43 PM »
I see very few people not wearing masks outside where it's not possible to maintain a fair distance from others, or in stores. What I do see A LOT of is people wearing masks incorrectly, like below their noses. Apparently they don't think their nostrils are used to inhale and exhale? I don't get it. It demonstrates a flagrant disregard for those around you. Especially the workers at the stores.

I lost someone to Covid, but I'm pretty sure that person's exposure came before we all got the guidance about wearing masks even if we weren't actively sick. So, as angry as I am, I'm not really angry at any particular individual who may have spread the illness. But we know better now, so I do get angry at people who can't find a mask that covers their nose. Maybe stop buying them from the dollar store FPS.

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2020, 06:51:30 PM »
Part of it that makes me a little angry is people in my building that don't wear their mask until they get outside. It's WAY MORE LIKELY that you will transmit your asymptomatic infection to others in the common closed area of the building than outside. I think most research puts it at 20x more likely to spread the virus to others indoors than outside. Especially since it's been proven to hang in the air for a long time indoors. Obviously this doesn't mean its a good idea to be shoulder to shoulder with a bunch of people yelling and screaming outside, or talking to someone close by for a long period if they might be infected.

We've done so well so far, I'd hate to see people losing it and being less cautious and starting this problem up all over again by not maintaining disclipline of WEARING A DAMN MASK. It's NOT HARD and it's NOT HARMFUL TO YOU. Suck it up and show the least amount of caring for others in the community.

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2020, 07:00:19 PM »
it's actually mandated inside our building. i occasionally roll my eyes at the abundance of house rules, but this one i can get behind.

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #56 on: July 07, 2020, 07:14:26 PM »
it's actually mandated inside our building. i occasionally roll my eyes at the abundance of house rules, but this one i can get behind.

We also have a new rule requiring this. Warning for the first offense, then a fine, I think $50.
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Offline CaptainFlannel

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2020, 06:30:36 AM »
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Part of it that makes me a little angry is people in my building that don't wear their mask until they get outside.

There's a good chance people not wearing a mask in the building is what killed my family member. We'll never know precisely what did it, but once we got over the idea that a contaminated surface we brought to her (groceries, bottle of wine, TP left at the door) did it, we realized it was far more likely it was a trip to the garbage shoot, an elevator ride downstairs to check mail, an ill-advised answering of the door if someone without a mask knocked on it.

I would suggest talking to your managing agent or board if your building is self-managed to clarify to residents WHY everyone is required to wear a mask in the building. What you have described is profoundly ignorant. Ignorance was understandable in March, but reprehensible today.

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2020, 10:19:12 AM »
I'm sorry for your loss, Capt. 

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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2020, 03:55:42 PM »
Unfortunately surgical/cloth masks are not 100% Corona proof.

Yes, they decrease the risk.

But I think tests have shown there is still a % chance of catching the virus even when both folks are masked.

N95 respirator masks are the only masks that keep folks completely safe is what I have gathered. And people don't wear them in the streets...only in hospitals etc.


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Re: Mask Wearing / Not Mask Wearing
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2020, 03:55:42 PM »