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The paranoid style in COVID-19 America

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Posted By: Judy W., 4/27/2020 9:14:34 PM

To grasp the urgency of lifting the ubiquitous economic shutdowns, visit New York City’s Central Park, ideally in the morning. At 5:45 am, it is occupied by maybe 100 runners and cyclists, spread over 843 acres. A large portion of these early-bird exercisers wear masks. Are they trying to protect anyone they might encounter from their own unsuspected coronavirus infection? Perhaps. But if you yourself run towards an oncoming runner on a vector that will keep you at least three yards away when you pass each other, he is likely to lunge sideways in terror if your face is not covered.


Heather Mac Donald has the wonderful talent of showing us the facts and figures that back up common sense ideas. These people shivering in fear that someone might breathe on them as they jog are nuts. The fear, stoked by the media and by politicians of both parties is destroying our country. Even President Trump seems intimidated by it, but if he doesn't take hold of the reins soon and do something to get back to normal we are going to be destroyed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 4/27/2020 9:49:27 PM (No. 393793)
Yeah I know way too many people who are still scared or are otherwise OK with all this. They'll soon have something to really be afraid of.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: red1066 4/27/2020 9:50:04 PM (No. 393794)
I'll participate in the mask wearing while in a store only because I have to, but once outside, I'm mask free and I'm going to remain that way. It's not just NY city joggers walking around someone, it's everywhere one goes. It's mass hysteria. The lack of common sense which has been on display for years, is in full display everywhere. The constant drumbeat of despair by every news organization including Fox, is removing any objectivity. People need to get a grip.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: marlon 4/27/2020 9:51:58 PM (No. 393795)
Please it's like the grocery store. You come around the corner, both wearing masks, and the sheer horror on the person's face that you just came within 10 feet of them is amazing. Yes, it's going to jump from my unaffected person to you threw the air and thru the mask!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 4/27/2020 10:30:09 PM (No. 393812)
If you are terrorfied of catching the kung fu flu, dont expect me to stay in MY house...YOU stay in YOURS. American people have the god given right to freely assmble any time they wish. If that bothers you stay in your hidey hole and get someone to bring food to you. I am going out whenever I feel like it, all 4 of us in this house work 5 days a week and go to stores as we please. We dont wear masks and don't intend to as they compromise the immune system. If you are scared stay home! We are not scared as we can see this is no worse than a usual influenza epidemic in the winter. We are not letting it destroy our lives and our country. We will do anything we can to help those in need and to help get the country going and keep it going. America was NOT built by cowards!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: skacmar 4/27/2020 10:35:40 PM (No. 393815)
The paranoia and fear instilled by the media and the government to control people is becoming worse than the illness they want to prevent. It has turned normally reasonable people into crazed zealot mask police who condemn anyone who dares question the need for a mask or staying home.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: dovestar 4/27/2020 11:03:16 PM (No. 393833)
F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 4/27/2020 11:15:03 PM (No. 393844)
I don't wear a mask, but have a doc apot tomorrow. They asked me to wear a, I'll wear one of my dust masks.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/28/2020 1:51:55 AM (No. 393909)
Demonrats - yellow bellied, self-important, Jim Jones types willing to ignore everything so long as their personal preferences get satisfied.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq 4/28/2020 6:07:28 AM (No. 393973)
My wife correctly pointed out that they put the onus on the non-maskers. A mask won't keep you from getting IT, but it will keep you from giving IT to someone else. And since you can have IT and not be aware (asymptomatic is their fave), how could you be so insensitive not to mask up? Pshaw.
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