Talk:2457: After the Pandemic
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. 188.8.131.52 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.