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The rise of mask addiction

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Posted By: Judy W., 9/18/2021 7:40:07 AM

I recently saw a mother taking her children home from school. Two of the little ones stripped off their masks, enjoying the feeling of the sun on their face as they breathed freely for the first time that day. The youngest child refused to take off his mask even as his siblings urged him. His mother told him it was safe to remove the mask, but he continued to shake his head. “I feel better with it on,” he said. (Snip) As it happens, it’s not only the children who are becoming dependent on their masks. Adults are succumbing to a need for face coverings. In Japan,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: udanja99 9/18/2021 7:48:03 AM (No. 918443)
Face diapers? Been there. Done that. Never again.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 9/18/2021 8:25:46 AM (No. 918478)
I don’t get it. Masks are a loss of personal freedom to breathe the air around you. They muffle speech to the point that I am constantly asking people to repeat themselves. I read an article the other day about a deaf woman who reads lips as an aid to help her communicate and she is without that advantage now. It must be awful for the deaf community and no one speaks up about this. The virtue signaling maskers here will give you the stink eye if you are unmasked, but that does not bother me. What affects me is the inability to breathe with that horrible thing on my face. I will not wear one unless I am in a medical facility. Otherwise, I reject the very idea of them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: southernboy 9/18/2021 8:33:01 AM (No. 918486)
I'm one of the many hard-of-hearing who has been rendered unable to communicate with anyone wearing a face mask. I also predicted that many people will continue to wear masks into the endless future, simply because no one "of authority" will ever tell them to stop doing it and they will be unable to make the decision on their own.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Catherine 9/18/2021 8:35:48 AM (No. 918488)
Since this who mask mess started, I've worn one once. My son was having a procedure and required sedation. I had to go with him to drive him home. They gave me a mask, I found a seat far away from anyone and while I did put the mask on, it never covered my nose and I toyed with it the whole time. Children are already showing signs of lung issues. Why does any reasonable person believe wearing them is a good idea, especially on that precious children.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ja47646 9/18/2021 8:41:43 AM (No. 918494)
I am on oxygen 24/7 and simply cannot breath in masks. I have been thrown out of open air farmers markets because of my refusal to wear a mask. Thank heavens I moved to a relatively free red state where I am no longer gawked at for my chance to breath.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFNader 9/18/2021 8:43:29 AM (No. 918499)
My 11 yr old grandson wears his all day . It's sad and his mother seems to be just fine with it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 9/18/2021 8:44:50 AM (No. 918500)
I have lost count of the number of morons wearing a mask while driving alone in their cars. A couple days ago I saw an elderly couple with masks on driving down the road in a convertible with the top down. Who would have thought there were this many dumb people. The masks were not N-95s so they were worthless anyway.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: IowaDad 9/18/2021 8:46:34 AM (No. 918502)
Decrees by the deep state that we should wear masks, and state laws that let us decide for ourselves how to protect our health, are 99% political opinion and 1% science. Despite a vast array of inflammatory rhetoric on both sides, there are no clinical trials showing that mask wearing confers any benefit. What we need is two simple numbers: by what percentage does mask wearing reduce the infectivity of a subject with Covid; and by what percentage is a susceptible person protected from infection by mask wearing. Absent these two numbers, insisting on mask wearing is pure political vapor.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 9/18/2021 8:47:36 AM (No. 918503)
Too often seen: Teen agers walking along sidewalk weaking a mask in suffocating summer heat. Healthy looking teenages wearing a mask while walking alone in large open parks - no one else in sight. Adults and young childred sitting together in a spacious resaturant. Only the children wearing a mask. Driver alone in vehicle wearing a mask. Adults and children sitting in restaurant each wearing a mask and each lifting the mask each time to take a bite or a sip. It's depressing that so many people are deathly afraid that the air they are beathing my at any time result in their death. I fear for the future of the U.S. military in the event of a real conflict.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bluefindad 9/18/2021 8:52:50 AM (No. 918511)
It is sad that, with the death rate due to COVID plummeting, so many people wear masks. I am shocked and dismayed that the vast majority of people in supermarkets and retail stores trudge around with masks on - young people and their children - those who have almost nothing to fear from the virus! And, most of them have been vaccinated! Masks have indeed become a burka - the symbol of obeisance to scientism.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Phantomll 9/18/2021 8:53:58 AM (No. 918517)
The sheeple are acting like Pavlov's dog.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: dst4life 9/18/2021 8:54:58 AM (No. 918520)
I disagree with the author that mask wearing is causing mental illness. I believe this obsession is EXPOSING mental disorders.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/18/2021 9:34:57 AM (No. 918581)
For once I agree with IowaDad.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 9/18/2021 9:36:29 AM (No. 918584)
I tell people they should always wear a mask, flu or no flu. They don't laugh.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/18/2021 10:00:53 AM (No. 918614)
In the future after the Covid-19 monster scare is put to rest and proved to be just the flu or common cold there will be permanent maskers. It will become the identity card of a liberal like dressing up with a necktie or formal gown then wearing a designer mask. Watch Joe Biden from day to day he received his 'jab' early on then wore a mask along with Harris. Biden then pulls it down to speak when he attempts to read the prompter in the mean time he coughs in his hand the puts the mask back on to shuffle off the scene. It's ridiculous to watch these fools. It's the poor young children who are going to be hurt mentally and physically if their parents don't intervene to stop the silliness of masking.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Shells 9/18/2021 10:02:52 AM (No. 918620)
I think #12 nails it.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NamVet70 9/18/2021 10:58:15 AM (No. 918680)
The mask is the civilized world's burka. The big problem is that it is forced on men as well as on women.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/18/2021 11:07:31 AM (No. 918692)
Women love the masks because they don't have to put on makeup anymore. Joggers and mask and they are good to go anywhere.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 9/18/2021 11:40:01 AM (No. 918738)
I don't and won't wear a mask. Not doing it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 9/18/2021 12:50:51 PM (No. 918832)
I have a mask that says 'This Mask Is As Useless As Joe Biden' favorite...
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