Talk:2457: After the Pandemic

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Other benefits of normalizing wearing masks: keeping warmer in the winter; protecting face from sun; reducing breathing of smoke and fine particulates; potentially reduce value of facial matching in face of ubiquitous surveillance. 18:04, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Between our rapidly deteriorating air quality (check out how much of the dust we breathe is from plastic clothing fibers); ubiquitous tracking by an increasing number of increasingly untrusted groups (not that we can evade that with masks, only make it more error prone); & just the fact that we still interact with thousands who then interact with other thousands on a scale impossible only two centuries ago, making transmissible disease spread almost a certainty; ... I'd strongly prefer that everyone who can, wear a mask in any shared public space. Awkward, uncomfortable, & socially inconvenient? Yes. Better than an endless procession of mid-level epidemics, & a population with initially minor but alarmingly widespread respiratory & cardiac issues which progressively worsen? (again, look at air quality since 1999) Also yes.
If we're entering a crowded space, please just wear the masks, people. Now & always.
Might as well used to it, because within this generation, we're all going to need masks to breathe normally, anyway; & I'm not exaggerating even a little.
ProphetZarquon (talk) 19:25, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

@Randall, we get it, you worry about COVID. Really, we get it.

Right? It's like the comedians who all went 99% political during the last few years: Even if I agree completely, it isn't as funny after the 24th time you make a joke about it.
ProphetZarquon (talk) 19:25, 30 April 2021 (UTC)