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Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks: CDC

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Does this mean that all the rightists who refuse to wear masks now will start wearing masks because they don’t trust the CDC?

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I’ll take my mask off along with them even though I’m not vaccinated.

I can’t get the virus from them and they can’t from me, so why not.

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Does this mean that all the rightists who refuse to wear masks now will start wearing masks because they don’t trust the CDC?

They're waiting to hear what to do from their usual sources, maybe the Qanon Shaman, one of their telescamgelists, one of the Kremlin's keyboard warriors, Tucker Carlson, Alex Jones, Hannity, RT, Breitbart, One News America, The Stormtrooper, maybe Senators Johnson, Cruz or Hawley or others they follow in the anti-democracy movements.

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Whereas in Japan, plans are under way to genetically modify people so they are born with masks attached to them due to the dismal failure of the government to implement an effective innoculation program. Government scientists believe that the technology will be available by 2090, long before the population has been vaccinated.

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I think we should all wear masks permanently, vaccinated or not, One can never be too careful.

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People with covid or those treating covid patients should wear a mask, but masks for the general population has little effect. If it makes you feel less scared go ahead and wear one. Everyone can gather without masks, whether vaccinated or not.

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People with covid or those treating covid patients should wear a mask, but masks for the general population has little effect. If it makes you feel less scared go ahead and wear one. Everyone can gather without masks, whether vaccinated or not.

Terribly sorry, but if a nameless person without any data to base his comments contradict the experts It is still much more rational to follow the advice of those experts and ignore the opposite.

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I don't mind people who don't wear masks since they aren't allowed into any of the stores I shop at. It kind of weeds out the stupid people from my shopping experience which isn't a bad thing.

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I don't mind people who don't wear masks since they aren't allowed into any of the stores I shop at. It kind of weeds out the stupid people from my shopping experience which isn't a bad thing.

I agree. I feel the same about the vaccination passports. It both physically weeds out the morons, and will metaphorically do so as well, as many of them will die from covid.

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I actually wrote that while I was in a pizza shop waiting for my pickup...heh. Much better to sit inside the restaurant than refuse to wear a mask and have to stand outside of the store.

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One CDC report just released says that mask mandates actually have very little effect in preventing the spread.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010e3.htm

*During March 1–December 31, 2020, state-issued mask mandates applied in 2,313 (73.6%) of the 3,142 U.S. counties. Mask mandates were associated with a 0.5 percentage point decrease (p = 0.02) in daily COVID-19 case growth rates 1–20 days after implementation and decreases of 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, and 1.8 percentage points 21–40, 41–60, 61–80, and 81–100 days, respectively, after implementation (p

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One CDC report just released says that mask mandates actually have very little effect in preventing the spread.

That is not the conclusion of the report, specially because decreases on growth rates are much more important than if they were decreases on final numbers and have a negligible negative effect on public health. Anything you can do for free that helps should be promoted even if it doesn't solve completely the problem.

Community mitigation measures can help reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. In this study, mask mandates were associated with reductions in COVID-19 case and death growth rates within 20 days, whereas allowing on-premises dining at restaurants was associated with increases in COVID-19 case and death growth rates after 40 days. With the emergence of more transmissible COVID-19 variants, community mitigation measures are increasingly important as part of a larger strategy to decrease exposure to and reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (3,4). Community mitigation policies, such as state-issued mask mandates and prohibition of on-premises restaurant dining, have the potential to slow the spread of COVID-19, especially if implemented with other public health strategies (1,10).

It is also important to differentiate between "mask mandates" and "mask use" because they are not the same thing. If a community uses masks independently of mandates (as in Japan) even a huge reduction of transmission because of the use of the masks would not support the mandate (because people would wear them anyway).

brainwashed people don’t scare me, because I have something called freedom and free choice

That is not a problem as long as you can accept the consequences of your decisions, people everyday use their right to be anti-social, jerks, unhygienic, etc. every day and live with the consequences without having to endlessly repeat they are doing it.

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