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What a farce.

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This is just so stupid, the media must be bored to death and nothing to report if they have make this front headline news. Who cares if the man wears a mask or not, I could care less. Not everyone can wear a mask, some people have difficulties breathing with it or other issues. In Denmark the majority of people don’t wear masks and think it’s not necessary to wear them as long as you practice serious and safe social distancing and hygiene practices it should be fine and Trump has always been an obsessive OCD freak so I’m sure the man is taking the utmost care to avoid catching this virus.

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Whether a person wishes to obstruct their own breathing is their choice.

I always supported the right of Muslim women to cover their faces and I support the right of anyone who wishes to do the same with a mask.

I cannot support the government forcing people to obstruct their breathing if they choose to breath freely.

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Skepticism about the need for masks is rife among right-wing Americans who support Trump.

See comments above. Right-wing Americans and other right-wingers around the globe.

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I cannot support the government forcing people to obstruct their breathing if they choose to breath freely.

If Putin decided to require people wear masks, I don’t think he’d care whether you support him or not. On anything.

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Whether a person wishes to obstruct their own breathing is their choice.

I always supported the right of Muslim women to cover their faces and I support the right of anyone who wishes to do the same with a mask.

I cannot support the government forcing people to obstruct their breathing if they choose to breath freely.

Just like you can't force people to expose themselves to potentially infected individuals. It is no difference than smoking policies. No smoking indoors! You want to smoke then stay home or get away from people who don't want to inhale another person's smoke!

The other analogy is no shirt, no shoes then no service.

The reason is the same for all 3: it is a risk to public health!

Same rules apply to non mask wearers.

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See comments above. Right-wing Americans and other right-wingers around the globe.

But it’s ok for left wing politicians to force people to wear masks when some people can’t? Great of the so called tolerant group.

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Enjoy -

Trump delivers hopeful remarks at Ford Motor Plant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzGehT_F5c

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Impossible to believe, why no photo? I guess old obese guys with a heart condition might have difficulties breathing with it or other issues.

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EX: Delaware Manufacturer Refused to all trump to visit their plant because he didn't wear a mask.

President’s Visit to Delaware County Plant Cancelled Due to Health Safety Concerns

https://montco.today/2020/05/trump-visit-to-marcus-hook-plant-cancelled-due-to-health-safety-concerns/

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Impossible to believe, why no photo? I guess old obese guys with a heart condition might have difficulties breathing with it or other issues.

No, you could have other respiratory problems, I know people with extreme allergies that can’t wear masks, you don’t have to be obese in order to have breathing or anxiety problems wearing a mask.

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But it’s ok for left wing politicians to force people to wear masks when some people can’t? Great of the so called tolerant group.

That makes no logical sense and is off topic. How do you know? Where are the examples!

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Impossible to believe, why no photo?

"I had one on before. I wore one in this back area but I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," he told reporters and photographers covering his visit.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

you don’t have to be obese in order to have breathing or anxiety problems wearing a mask.

Except the president is old, obese and was admitted to hospital with a heart condition.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

No, you could have other respiratory problems, I know people with extreme allergies that can’t wear masks, you don’t have to be obese in order to have breathing or anxiety problems wearing a mask.

Then they can find face masks made from alternative materials, make their own, or stay at home. Their allergy doesn't give the them the right to put other people at risk around them.

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How do you know? Where are the examples

Don’t deflect, my point is, liberals are pushing so hard that everyone including the President have to wear a mask, I am saying, some people can’t and if they can’t, then the only thing they can do is practice social safe guidelines, but if they can’t because of some respiratory condition, then they just can’t.

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I’m actually quite a competent, pleasant fellow, with an extensive knowledge of history and world affairs. I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing THAT.

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 I know people with extreme allergies that can’t wear masks,

You always seem to know a lot of unhealthy people.

The president should lead by example. Isn't he doing that with Hydroxychloroquine and disinfectant.

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You always seem to know a lot of unhealthy people.

Liberals think they know a lot about healthy people.

The president should lead by example. Isn't he doing that with Hydroxychloroquine and disinfectant.

That has nothing to do with anything, none of us our kids, I look up to my parents, not the President, he’s just the leader of the nation. When it comes to social behavior, I don’t look to any leader for that.

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bass4funkToday  07:09 am JST

See comments above. Right-wing Americans and other right-wingers around the globe.

But it’s ok for left wing politicians to force people to wear masks when some people can’t? Great of the so called tolerant group.

To modify what Silvafan wrote right above this particular post... if 'No shirt, no shoes, no service' is not only normal but expected, then it can also be made normal for 'No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.'

I mean, some people have severe cotton allergies. Or rubber allergies. Or artificial fabrics allergies. Why must we force these people to wear clothes at all to go shopping, right?

Or are you just making an absurd argument to try and have an axe to grind?

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@Bass

Don’t deflect, my point is, liberals are pushing so hard that everyone including the President have to wear a mask, I am saying, some people can’t and if they can’t, then the only thing they can do is practice social safe guidelines, but if they can’t because of some respiratory condition, then they just can’t.

I am deflecting by telling you to stay on topic?! That makes no sense once again and illogical.

Again where is the evidence?

I am saying, some people can’t and if they can’t, then the only thing they can do is practice social safe guidelines, but if they can’t because of some respiratory condition, then they just can’t.

I find it so ironic that you and others are willing to put so many lives at risk by not requiring people to wear face masks, and your excuse is wearing a face mask puts someone that you know life at risk.

Wow!

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Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel has a message for President Donald Trump when he visits a Ford Motor Co. plant in Ypsilanti on Thursday.

Put on a mask.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/20/trump-michigan-coronavirus-nessel-mask/5230085002/

He always flips out when a woman tells him to wear protection.

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Liberals think they know a lot about healthy people.

And conservatives don't care about healthy people unless they are paying a healthcare premiums and have been unable to replace the Obamacare. More than 100 million can no longer afford healthcare. 42.4 million claiming unemployment plus their dependents adds up to a huge number.

Setting an example during a deadly pandemic, nearly 100,000 dead and rising isn't social behavior.

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To modify what Silvafan wrote right above this particular post... if 'No shirt, no shoes, no service' is not only normal but expected, then it can also be made normal for 'No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.'

I understand, but that has nothing to do with obstructing your breathing, some people just can’t wear a mask, I know a few that just can’t and this was before the virus hit. Before you clothes, you need to breath, once that stops, nothing else will matter.

Or are you just making an absurd argument to try and have an axe to grind?

Right back at you.

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But it’s ok for left wing politicians to force people to wear masks when some people can’t? Great of the so called tolerant group.

That makes no logical sense and is off topic. How do you know? Where are the examples!

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Again where is the evidence?

Yes, where is that you have to? If you can’t then what?

I find it so ironic that you and others are willing to put so many lives at risk by not requiring people to wear face masks,

I find it shameful and repugnant that you insist that think regardless if you can breath or not you have to wear a mask and that’s ridiculous.

and your excuse is wearing a face mask puts someone that you know life at risk. 

And forcing some people to wear a mask even if they have severe respiratory problems, you want to put their lives at risk.

Wow

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How does answering another reader's question by posting the relevant sentence from the article get +0 / -4?

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@Numan

But it’s ok for left wing politicians to force people to wear masks when some people can’t? Great of the so called tolerant group.

That makes no logical sense and is off topic. How do you know? Where are the examples!

Piggybacking off of you.

@Bass wrote:

I understand, but that has nothing to do with obstructing your breathing, some people just can’t wear a mask, I know a few that just can’t and this was before the virus hit. Before you clothes, you need to breath, once that stops, nothing else will matter.

I also find it ironic that @Bass understands the severity of some person who is allergic to facemasks, but who was also supporting the argument that the common flu is more dangerous than COVID-19, and we should send everyone back to work and risk lots of lives.

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"Yes, where is that you have to? If you can’t then what?"

What kind of English construction sentence is that one?

And forcing some people to wear a mask even if they have severe respiratory problems, you want to put their lives at risk.

So you are claiming Trump has severe respiratory problems?

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And conservatives don't care about healthy people unless they are paying a healthcare premiums and have been unable to replace the Obamacare.

You can make that same argument about liberals that want the mandate to stay in place and that don’t care about lowering premiums, if people can’t pay the premiums and they can’t afford healthcare, it kind it takes the word out of “affordable.”

Setting an example during a deadly pandemic, nearly 100,000 dead and rising isn't social behavior.

Again, that depends on the person, if the president believes he can’t wear or he doesn’t need it and given the fact that he is a obsessive germ phobia freak, then he should be OK.

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@Zichi

"Yes, where is that you have to? If you can’t then what?"

It comes from learning from the super duper best orator and the most stable genius in the Republican party.

Trump: 'I tested very positively in another sense — so this morning, yeah. I tested positively toward negative, right. So I tested perfectly this morning — meaning I tested negative.'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tested-very-positively-another-192747673.html

And yes! That is the real title and direct quote!

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I also find it ironic that @Bass understands the severity of some person who is allergic to facemasks, but who was also supporting the argument that the common flu is more dangerous than COVID-19, and we should send everyone back to work and risk lots of lives.

I don’t know, where you are getting that from, of course the country needs to go back to work, people need to pay bills, people need to eat both liberal and conservative, atheists, nonbelievers, religious people, everyone needs to go back to work and make money and we cannot continue to write relief checks and the amount gets higher and higher, we don’t have that kind of money anymore. We don’t have revenue coming in and this is completely unsustainable, people should be left with the choice to go back to work and the president and others are right, some people die that as a matter fact and some people are more susceptible of getting this virus and others are not, but you cannot completely turn off the economic engine of a nation. For those people that are more susceptible and in the high-risk category, they need to be exceptionally careful and should stay away from the public as much as possible and for those that are not in the high-risk category, they should be able to be screened and with careful precaution be allowed to go back to work as long as we follow all the social and safety guidelines.

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@Bass

And forcing some people to wear a mask even if they have severe respiratory problems, you want to put their lives at risk.

Wow

100,000 people haven't died from being allergic to wearing face masks. That many have died from a pandemic that trump has mismanaged. Your priorities for a non existent issue and willingness to stay off topic is amazing.

WOW!

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 if 'No shirt, no shoes, no service' is not only normal but expected, then it can also be made normal for 'No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.'

The best protection to stop droplets and virus particles from spreading is a full face motorcycle helmet.

A paper mask doesn't cover the eyes and hair follicles and tiny skin particles still come loose and spread the virus to others.

Therefore, I have the right to demand that you wear a full face helmet every time you leave the house so I can feel safe from all the germs that might come off your hair and face.

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The fake media is again making fake claims.

Thry claim ‘ people look up to the president for guidance’

No one looks up to the president for anything , in fact we, the right wing, do the exact opposite of what he does.

However we still love our president because he supports our agenda of an old-fashioned America.

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So you are claiming Trump has severe respiratory problems?

Please relax. I never said he had respiratory problems, for the record and once again slowly. I am saying we don’t know the reason and some people do have respiratory problems and cannot wear a mask, that’s just a matter of fact.

100,000 people haven't died from being allergic to wearing face masks.

Did they interview or to 100,000 people that couldn’t wear masks? How do you know out of all these people who had a mask and who didn’t?

That many have died from a pandemic that trump has mismanaged.

That actually came from China to be more specific.

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That many have died from a pandemic that trump has mismanaged.

That actually came from China to be more specific.

Both statements above are correct.

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@Bass

For those people that are more susceptible and in the high-risk category, they need to be exceptionally careful and should stay away from the public as much as possible and for those that are not in the high-risk category, they should be able to be screened and with careful precaution be allowed to go back to work as long as we follow all the social and safety guidelines.

The current social and safety guidelines are to wear face masks in public!

So your friend and anyone else who can't wear a face mask should simply stay away from everyone else. Then your point about wearing face masks is a non issue.

So why were you trying to deflect again?

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Please relax. I never said he had respiratory problems, for the record and once again slowly. I am saying we don’t know the reason and some people do have respiratory problems and cannot wear a mask, that’s just a matter of fact.

In case you missed it, the post is only about one single person, Trump. He's not physically allergic to masks but mentally that's another matter.

That actually came from China to be more specific.

But not the American management of it and the failure to take action from last November when intelligence knew there was a virus.

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@Burning Bush

Therefore, I have the right to demand that you wear a full face helmet every time you leave the house so I can feel safe from all the germs that might come off your hair and face.

Some people are wearing full face masks! You can also buy them online. The concern is that if the demand is to great then first responders and essential workers won't have enough!

You are supporting the cause! See how understanding logic can either help or hurt your argument?

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we don’t know the reason

Yes, we do. Trump said it was because he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”

That is a pretty childish reason to endanger other people. The man is only concerned about himself.

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People who can not wear masks should not be out in public. Simple really.

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Both statements above are correct

The bottom statement is more accurate.

In fact hydrocholoroxychloroquinine has made his lungs stronger than ever.

You never know.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/dr-marc-siegel-opens-up-about-his-father-96-and-his-use-of-hydroxychloroquine

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The current social and safety guidelines are to wear face masks in public!

Yes, you are right, but some people can’t.

So your friend and anyone else who can't wear a face mask should simply stay away from everyone else.

I agree.

Then your point about wearing face masks is a non issue.

No, because we are talking about The President of the United States and as a leader and especially given the position he’s in where he goes, he has a right to decline wearing a mask if he so chooses as long as he follows the safety guidelines, should he wear a mask I think so, but if he doesn’t then he must have a valid reason for it and who are we to say or judge the man if we don’t know the underlying reasons.

So why were you trying to deflect again?

Not my style.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

In case you missed it, the post is only about one single person, Trump.

Exactly! So getting back to what I was saying, the man doesn’t need to wear one

He's not physically allergic to masks but mentally that's another matter. 

With all due respect, you don’t know what the reason is, you are just speculating.

But not the American management

I don’t know, the majority of governors give him high marks, so that means according to them he did a very good job and these are liberal governors, Democrats.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Some people are wearing full face masks!

I didn't say mask, I said helmet.

I don't feel safe enough if you wear a flimsy cotton or paper mask.

I want to demand that you wear a full face motorcycle, as that's the ultimate protection. It totally blocks the spreading of drops and particles.

So we should make full face helmets mandatory then right?

If we don't we're risking lives and spreading germs.

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With all due respect, you don’t know what the reason is, you are just speculating.

The reason was stated by Trump, as I also reminded you above.

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he has no reason to wear a mask in front of the media. Already knowing what they will use any pictures to attempt to create yet another untrue narrative.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

he has no reason to wear a mask in front of the media.

Sure he does. He's just not a very good leader, so he doesn't see that reason.

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The reason was stated by Trump, as I also reminded you above.

But it doesn’t matter and whatever the reason is, he has the right to decide that for himself and no one in the media or the Democrats or the Republicans can make him wear a mask, he evidently has his reasons, so debating this is actually stupid in many ways because he’s a president that he can make that choice for himself.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

the media just needs that one picture to go with the narrative they have already written. He wont give it to them.

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the media just needs that one picture to go with the narrative they have already written. He wont give it to them.

A competent leader would have never politicized the issue in the first place.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

whatever the reason is, he has the right to decide that for himself and no one in the media or the Democrats or the Republicans can make him wear a mask

Trump broke Michigan law. Are you OK with that?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

every single thing has been and will be politicized by the left and their media because they didnt expect to lose in 2016. You really claiming that Trump politicized as this? he has no reason to, as he won the job vacancy.

A competent leader would have never politicized the issue in the first place.

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You said Trump politicized it. now you immediately flip flopping into justifying why your team politicized it. Which is what I said. the left and the media purposely politicize everything.

you just agreed with me that they do it, its intentional for reasons and explained justifications why.

Great, thanks for the explanation and the confirmation that I am correct.

Now you're whining about it being political?

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"I had one on before. I wore one in this back area but I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," he told reporters and photographers covering his visit.

It's my shiny new toy and I'm not going to share it with anyone.

I don't believe him.

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Liberals think they know a lot about healthy people.

Confusing liberals with doctors.

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It isn't even getting or not getting the virus by not wearing a mask, it's being considerate to other people, as you could have the virus and spread it, unknowingly. Whether Trump has the coronavirus or not isn't the issue, he needs to be the prime example for others. Unfortunately, he isn't considerate and is stupid in his ways, showing how big a buffoon American's can be.

And if 'freedom of choice' is the issue, it doesn't mean selfish choice is the priority. Don't be like that idiot at Costco, make the right choice. Everyone can, if they act accordingly like an adult should, think and do their bit to help the fight against the virus.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

He does look better with a mask, and maybe a hat, and then an overcoat.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

the media just needs that one picture to go with the narrative 

Ya'll more than just hypocritical when you go the narrative route as you don't believe in truth, don't care for science, don't read to be fact informed, believe lies and consequently don't critical think, leading to Fox to be known for swimming in its own soup of narrative for years and having the demagoguery of Trump. Remember, Trump has lied 18,000 times in office, and you don't care he did.

Simply, conservatives drown in their own narrative so much, using the word narrative by them is meaningless because it lacks credibility.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Confusing liberals with doctors.

A lot of doctors are liberals.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

A lot of doctors are liberals.

Which, I guess, is why the far right trust a man with no medical expertise, whatsoever, over said doctors.

Sounds legit.

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A lot of doctors are liberals.

Uh, I don't know about that, but so what?

A lot of doctors are conservatives. WTF does that mean? Nothing. Why do you even bother?

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Trump can never mask the truth!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I'm sure he did look good in it.

The more of his face he covers, the better he looks.

Invalid CSRF

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Dr Anthony Fauci recommends everyone wears a mask.

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Which, I guess, is why the far right trust a man with no medical expertise, whatsoever, over said doctors.

Sounds legit.

Yes, it does.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/dr-marc-siegel-opens-up-about-his-father-96-and-his-use-of-hydroxychloroquine

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*Dr Anthony Fauci recommends everyone wears a mask.*

Yeah, that’s one doctors opinion.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

How many people could have been saved had Trump demonstrated Basic Leadership Skills 101 by wearing a mask?

Thousands? Tens of thousands?

Also, how much of a negative effect has Trump's poor leadership had on the economy? By not taking proper action sooner, Trump hurt the economy.

Universities should offer a new class based on the Trump administration: Failure in Leadership 101

Hopefully Trump'll lose this November and the cleaning up can begin.

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"I had one on before. I wore one in this back area but I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," he told reporters and photographers covering his visit.

More evidence that what Mattis said is so true - he "has the understanding of a fifth or sixth grader"...

Acts like one too...

Yes, it does.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/dr-marc-siegel-opens-up-about-his-father-96-and-his-use-of-hydroxychloroquine

The same Dr Siegel on Fox News that said; "We don't have a vaccine for it, but there's no reason to believe that it's actually more problematic or deadly than influenza."

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/12/media/fox-news-coronavirus/index.html

Sure, he's real "legit"...

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"There's no reason to be walking around with a mask," infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes. 

While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their face more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.

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I didn't say mask, I said helmet.

I don't feel safe enough if you wear a flimsy cotton or paper mask.

I want to demand that you wear a full face motorcycle, as that's the ultimate protection. It totally blocks the spreading of drops and particles.

Wearing motorcycle helmets at all times would absolutely make everyone safer. Not just from germs, but from head injuries.

Sadly, motorcycle helmets are vastly more expensive when compared to masks, and make it more difficult for people to move in small spaces. For both the costs and the practicalities, it isn't feasible to demand that everyone wear them.

If you personally insist that everyone you come across wear them, then that's your personal choice. The solution is: you should make arrangements for someone you know who has a helmet to do your grocery shopping for you and deliver it to you while they wear that helmet.

And you should stay inside.

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Yeah, that’s one doctors opinion.

Remember when you said that people shouldn't listen to Trump, but instead Fauci, a man you said you'd always loved and admired after following his career for decades, and that we could trust his judgement?

I do, because it was like three weeks ago.

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SilvafanToday 07:13 am JSTEX: Delaware Manufacturer Refused to all trump to visit their plant because he didn't wear a mask.

President’s Visit to Delaware County Plant Cancelled Due to Health Safety Concerns

https://montco.today/2020/05/trump-visit-to-marcus-hook-plant-cancelled-due-to-health-safety-concerns/

If I was the plant foreman I'd tell Diaper Don not to come and stick it where the sun don't shine. And he can claim about wearing a mask all he wants when some other object over his motormouth would look better!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

"There's no reason to be walking around with a mask," infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes. 

While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their face more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.

Oh! You didn't link to the article this time! Are you gunshy after I pointed out the last time you linked to it that it was outdated, and that the article itself said "the CDC now recommends that everyone wear a mask"?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Why would I care what they say now? We all know now that he was wrong. very wrong.

I only care what he said when it could have prevented people from getting the virus and when he supposedly knew more than everyone else. When it mattered in March, he said masks were not needed.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/preventing-coronavirus-facemask-60-minutes-2020-03-08/

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Why would I care what they say now? We all know now that he was wrong. very wrong.

Ah, so he was wrong to say that masks were unnecessary. Okay! So mask wearing is necessary, yes?

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Sure, he's real "legit"...

Siegel was discussing hopeful signs that hydroxychloroquine has shown in recent studies when combined with antibiotics for coronavirus treatment.

Siegel said his father, who lives in Florida, recently complained about weakness, shortness of breath and feared that he was going to die. Siegel said that his father’s cardiologist prescribed hydroxychloroquine and antibiotics and the combination proved effective. "He got up the next day and was fine,” Siegel said. While scientists are suggesting hydroxychloroquine could be an effective treatment, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, cautioned against jumping to any conclusions without thorough research.

In other words there’s a good chance that we can do more good than harm.

Sounds legit to me.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Remember when you said that people shouldn't listen to Trump, but instead Fauci, a man you said you'd always loved

I never said that. I respect the doctor, but I do agree with Rand Paul and that he is not a guard and he is just a medical advisor he is not a policymaker and as a doctor and as a man of research he is bound to make mistakes which he has. I trust his judgment sometimes, and I trust my own.

I do,

So do I and?

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Sounds legit to me.

I'm sure it does. As legit as a 35-year journalist with 25 years of experience that spanned a whole decade.

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I never said that.

You did. You even admit laer in your post you remember saying it.

I respect the doctor, but I do agree with Rand Paul and that he is not a guard

Rand Paul, as an eye doctor, is not qualified to comment on pandemics.

and he is just a medical advisor he is not a policymaker and as a doctor and as a man of research he is bound to make mistakes which he has.

No-one said he was policy maker.

I trust his judgment sometimes, and I trust my own.

You are not a medical professional and your "judgement" has no basis.

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If it wasnt necessary in March as Fauci said, I am not so sure it is critical in May.

Did what Fauci said in March as reasons why it was unnecessary become untrue in the 2 months since?

Or are those reasons still true but just dont match the current narrative? I never really heard Fauci admit he was wrong in March and explain why.

So mask wearing is necessary, yes?

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Fauci had no such caution about jumping to conclusions without thorough research for the other drug.

"Dr. Anthony Fauci says Gilead’s remdesivir will set a new ‘standard of care’ for coronavirus treatment"

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, cautioned against jumping to any conclusions without thorough research.

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If it wasnt necessary in March as Fauci said, I am not so sure it is critical in May.

Well, clear this up for me.

You're saying that Fauci saying that masks were unnecessary in March was wrong. You say we needed them in March, presumably because they prevent the spread of disease.

I agree with this. Masks were necessary in March, and the advice he gave wasn't right. That's why the CDC corrected this advice in April.

NOW you're saying that masks are not necessary today... because they don't stop the spread of disease?

You're so tied up in trying to 'own' someone who doesn't even know you exist, and defending a president who wouldn't spit on you if you were on fire, that you've arrived at a conclusion that masks are mystical: effective when convenient for your narrative and inconvenient when not.

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he doesn't consider the look fitting his perception of himself as a world leader.

So funny. He considers himself a world leader when in fact he is a world loser. He leads nothing.

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You did.

No, not like that.

Rand Paul, as an eye doctor, is not qualified to comment on pandemics. 

he’s an ophthalmologist, which means he does surgery, so he would have some knowledge, of course because he does have to study medicine to become an eye surgeon

No-one said he was policy maker.

Thank you, I rest my case.

You are not a medical professional and your "judgement" has no basis.

I’m not a medical professional, but I don’t need to be. I do what I want and I go where I want and no one will stop me from making my own personal decisions that are good for me or my family.

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You're saying that Fauci saying that masks were unnecessary in March was wrong. You say we needed them in March, presumably because they prevent the spread of disease. 

Fauci is all over the place.

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Remember when you said that people shouldn't listen to Trump, but instead Fauci, a man you said you'd always loved

@bas4fI never said that.

Those who question the claims of another poster get banned, so I won't write anything.

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No, not like that.

Yes, like that. Don’t make me link to your posts.

he’s an ophthalmologist, which means he does surgery, so he would have some knowledge, of course because he does have to study medicine to become an eye surgeon

None of this makes him qualified to comment on pandemics.

I’m not a medical professional, but I don’t need to be.

You do to make informed judgements on Coronavirus safety procedures if you refuse to listen to the professionals.

no one will stop me from making my own personal decisions that are good for me or my family.

When you finally do make a good decision, let us know.

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I do what I want and I go where I want and no one will stop me from making my own personal decisions that are good for me or my family.

But you'll happily put others at risk, yes?

Fauci is all over the place.

LOL. Has he recommended bleach yet?

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Yes, like that. Don’t make me link to your posts.

Please.

None of this makes him qualified to comment on pandemics.

Yes, he can, that’s like a boxer being not qualified to having a robust debate with martial artists or MMA fighters, come on now...

You do to make informed judgements

Because I can. In my home, I am head of the house and if I want to go out, I do, I have and will continue to do so.

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yet no one blames Fauci or the CDC with the same amount of vitrol they blame Trump for....whatever it is they are blaming Trump for.

I agree with this. Masks were necessary in March, and the advice he gave wasn't right. That's why the CDC corrected this advice in April.

This guy said for over one month that a mask was not necessary. is he not responsible for the people who followed his "expert advice"?

he has never fully explained why he decided masks are necessary now when they werent before. Was he just wrong, did "the science" change or did he find out he was on the wrong side of the new narrative?

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Before you clothes, you need to breath, once that stops, nothing else will matter.

What does this mean?

I’m not a medical professional, but I don’t need to be.

You need to be mindful of facts, though. You've previously claimed the pandemic has killed "millions".

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In my home, I am head of the house and if I want to go out, I do, I have and will continue to do so.

With or without a mask and a care for your fellow citizens?

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Remember when you said that people shouldn't listen to Trump, but instead Fauci, a man you said you'd always loved

@bas4fI never said that.

I definitely remember him saying that - the exact quote was; "Everyone should calm down and listen to Dr Fauci"....

He praised him in numerous posts...

But that was then - before the flip-flop...

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bass4funk

Dr Anthony Fauci recommends everyone wears a mask.

Yeah, that’s one doctors opinion

You are one who said we should be listening to him and not Trump because he is a doctor and Trump isn't. Play the piper.

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You need to be mindful of facts, though

Siri is a joke.

With or without a mask and a care for your fellow citizens?

I always wear a mask in public, but I’m not the President, big difference.

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I do what I want and I go where I want and no one will stop me from making my own personal decisions that are good for me or my family.

Only within the limits of the law. Are you and your family still in lockdown since you have been demanding that here in Japan? Following your own advice?

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I definitely remember him saying that - the exact quote was; "Everyone should calm down and listen to Dr Fauci"....

Yes, but that doesn’t mean, he’s the anointed one....

He praised him in numerous posts...

I don’t praise, I respect the guy....to a point, he’s been around since I was in high school so....

But that was then - before the flip-flop...

None whatsoever.

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yet no one blames Fauci or the CDC with the same amount of vitrol they blame Trump for

CDC - scientists, giving scientific opinion.

Trump - rambling old man, blaming it as a hoax on the democrats, pushing unproven drugs, and dumping all responsibility on the states instead of taking leadership.

Yeah, there's a really, really, REALLY good reason why we don'T blame Fauci or the CDC like we blame Trump. Because you'd have to be a moron to think he's not a moron.

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I always wear a mask in public, but I’m not the President, big difference.

You don't think he should lead by example? Why is he frightened of wearing a mask, do you think?

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You don't think he should lead by example?

Or even just lead?

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I definitely remember him saying that - the exact quote was; "Everyone should calm down and listen to Dr Fauci"....

Yes, I remember that clearly as well. But fortunately for bass4funk, JT removes articles and comments pretty quickly. JT also removes comments that hold to account bass4funk's outlandish claims.

@bass

I still haven't heard what you think about Trump breaking Michigan law by not wearing a mask in public. Is that OK? Is your answer going to include some irrelevant reference to Obama, Holder, or liberals?

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Someone caught with their pants down! Oh dear!

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whereas I would blame someone claiming to be an "expert" more than I would someone who is not.

But I guess whatever narrative leads to Trump being blamed for Cuomo's decision to put COVID patients in nursing homes with healthy people. Plus any other narrative that absolves Fauci and the CDC of blame for their previous failures, yet still forces us to do what they say now.

Yeah, there's a really, really, REALLY good reason why we don'T blame Fauci or the CDC like we blame Trump. Because you'd have to be a moron to think he's not a moron.

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"I had one on before. I wore one in this back area but I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," he told reporters and photographers covering his visit.

Trump cutting down a tree with a chain saw; "I wore goggles and gloves but removed them because I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it"....

Trump sitting on the WH front porch during a tornado; "I went to the basement but came back up because I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it"....

Trump sitting in a capsule getting his first launch into space; "I was wearing a space suit but took it off because I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it"....

Earth to Trump - we get no pleasure seeing you - period.

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whereas I would blame someone claiming to be an "expert" more than I would someone who is not.

This is where you differ from your Dear Leader, who blamed Obama when two Americans died of Ebola (yes 2, not 200 or 2000), and said he should resign.

Obama, who actually lead. Unlike this incompetent moron who is quick to criticize, and quick to find anyone else to take responsibility.

Basically the utter dredge of society. The least useful of human beings.

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