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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 2,618
    mace1229 said:
    hedonist said:
    I just spoke with my cousin who lives in London. She said lots of folks are out during the day, mostly walking or at the park. And only about half, if any, wear masks. I told her how things are here (yesterday a large group of anti-maskers swarmed into a local store and harassed the staff and masked customers; similar incidents occur almost daily), and we marveled at the week’s happening at the Capitol. Unheard of. 

    Interesting to hear the perspective of a family member abroad.

    And she still can’t wait to visit the States again! Mostly to see the clan, but still. 
    I'm just curious, have you or anyone else here actually seen anything like that? I saw a story on the news like that. But I can't even remember the last time I saw a single person in public not wearing a mask. Its been months. And I do most of the shopping for the house, we flew twice over the summer. I've never actually seen an issue with anyone wearing a mask. Have I just been lucky, Because I certainly wouldn't describe that as how things are here. I just assumed its one of those things where it happens once and makes national news. But isn't very wide spread at all. Or is that wrong?
    In NYC, I see some people walking around outside without a mask, or with it pulled down, but always see masks on everyone inside. There was just one time when I was buying a sandwich at a bodega, and there was a customer chatting with her friend near the cash register without a mask. The cashier motioned me to come over and pay, and I said that I wasn't going over there until that person either left, or pulled her mask back up. The cashier told her to pull her mask up, and she did so without any argument. There was a sign on the door saying that all customers must wear masks so I don't know why the cashier took so long to tell her, but there was no problem at all once he did. I have yet to encounter true anti-maskers.

  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,314
    GlowGirl said:
    mace1229 said:
    hedonist said:
    I just spoke with my cousin who lives in London. She said lots of folks are out during the day, mostly walking or at the park. And only about half, if any, wear masks. I told her how things are here (yesterday a large group of anti-maskers swarmed into a local store and harassed the staff and masked customers; similar incidents occur almost daily), and we marveled at the week’s happening at the Capitol. Unheard of. 

    Interesting to hear the perspective of a family member abroad.

    And she still can’t wait to visit the States again! Mostly to see the clan, but still. 
    I'm just curious, have you or anyone else here actually seen anything like that? I saw a story on the news like that. But I can't even remember the last time I saw a single person in public not wearing a mask. Its been months. And I do most of the shopping for the house, we flew twice over the summer. I've never actually seen an issue with anyone wearing a mask. Have I just been lucky, Because I certainly wouldn't describe that as how things are here. I just assumed its one of those things where it happens once and makes national news. But isn't very wide spread at all. Or is that wrong?
    In NYC, I see some people walking around outside without a mask, or with it pulled down, but always see masks on everyone inside. There was just one time when I was buying a sandwich at a bodega, and there was a customer chatting with her friend near the cash register without a mask. The cashier motioned me to come over and pay, and I said that I wasn't going over there until that person either left, or pulled her mask back up. The cashier told her to pull her mask up, and she did so without any argument. There was a sign on the door saying that all customers must wear masks so I don't know why the cashier took so long to tell her, but there was no problem at all once he did. I have yet to encounter true anti-maskers.

    i wouldn't be surprised if some employees simply look the other way for fear of being screamed at or assaulted in the current climate. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,642
    I can’t even remember the last time I saw a person without a mask on inside.  Outside is a different story. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 6,053
    mace1229 said:
    hedonist said:
    I just spoke with my cousin who lives in London. She said lots of folks are out during the day, mostly walking or at the park. And only about half, if any, wear masks. I told her how things are here (yesterday a large group of anti-maskers swarmed into a local store and harassed the staff and masked customers; similar incidents occur almost daily), and we marveled at the week’s happening at the Capitol. Unheard of. 

    Interesting to hear the perspective of a family member abroad.

    And she still can’t wait to visit the States again! Mostly to see the clan, but still. 
    I'm just curious, have you or anyone else here actually seen anything like that? I saw a story on the news like that. But I can't even remember the last time I saw a single person in public not wearing a mask. Its been months. And I do most of the shopping for the house, we flew twice over the summer. I've never actually seen an issue with anyone wearing a mask. Have I just been lucky, Because I certainly wouldn't describe that as how things are here. I just assumed its one of those things where it happens once and makes national news. But isn't very wide spread at all. Or is that wrong?
    Every time I go to a store, I see at least a couple not wearing them, but the large majority are.  Outside, hardly anyone is wearing them from what I’ve observed.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,463
    It's around 60/40 mask/no mask here in rural Ohio.  
    If you require the mask to be over the nose to count, it's about 25/75 mask/no mask.
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,560
    GlowGirl said:
    mace1229 said:
    hedonist said:
    I just spoke with my cousin who lives in London. She said lots of folks are out during the day, mostly walking or at the park. And only about half, if any, wear masks. I told her how things are here (yesterday a large group of anti-maskers swarmed into a local store and harassed the staff and masked customers; similar incidents occur almost daily), and we marveled at the week’s happening at the Capitol. Unheard of. 

    Interesting to hear the perspective of a family member abroad.

    And she still can’t wait to visit the States again! Mostly to see the clan, but still. 
    I'm just curious, have you or anyone else here actually seen anything like that? I saw a story on the news like that. But I can't even remember the last time I saw a single person in public not wearing a mask. Its been months. And I do most of the shopping for the house, we flew twice over the summer. I've never actually seen an issue with anyone wearing a mask. Have I just been lucky, Because I certainly wouldn't describe that as how things are here. I just assumed its one of those things where it happens once and makes national news. But isn't very wide spread at all. Or is that wrong?
    In NYC, I see some people walking around outside without a mask, or with it pulled down, but always see masks on everyone inside. There was just one time when I was buying a sandwich at a bodega, and there was a customer chatting with her friend near the cash register without a mask. The cashier motioned me to come over and pay, and I said that I wasn't going over there until that person either left, or pulled her mask back up. The cashier told her to pull her mask up, and she did so without any argument. There was a sign on the door saying that all customers must wear masks so I don't know why the cashier took so long to tell her, but there was no problem at all once he did. I have yet to encounter true anti-maskers.

    There's a definite urban/rural difference from what I've experienced and read.  It's probably partly the general left/right mix in urban vs. rural but probably other things like the sort of "rugged individualism" in rural America and "we don't have the density of a big city" (which doesn't really matter two feet from someone when trying to pay for your energy drinks at the gas station...but people aren't thinking critically these days). There's probably peer pressure in the city to wear masks and peer pressure in the sticks not to.

    I'm in St. Paul Minnesota and my weekly grocery trip is usually in an upscale store in an upscale neighborhood and I haven't seen anyone make a scene. And the last person* I saw without a mask there was probably in July or so. The local Target is also at 100% though I'd bet it's about a 10% "uncovered nose" rate.  We took a couple of trips up to the north shore in the summer, though. And that was the wild west.

    *I think that person might have been former Viking Matt Birk who is possibly going to be our next governor, particularly with My Pillow Guy supporting insurrection.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 22,817
    mace1229 said:
    hedonist said:
    I just spoke with my cousin who lives in London. She said lots of folks are out during the day, mostly walking or at the park. And only about half, if any, wear masks. I told her how things are here (yesterday a large group of anti-maskers swarmed into a local store and harassed the staff and masked customers; similar incidents occur almost daily), and we marveled at the week’s happening at the Capitol. Unheard of. 

    Interesting to hear the perspective of a family member abroad.

    And she still can’t wait to visit the States again! Mostly to see the clan, but still. 
    I'm just curious, have you or anyone else here actually seen anything like that? I saw a story on the news like that. But I can't even remember the last time I saw a single person in public not wearing a mask. Its been months. And I do most of the shopping for the house, we flew twice over the summer. I've never actually seen an issue with anyone wearing a mask. Have I just been lucky, Because I certainly wouldn't describe that as how things are here. I just assumed its one of those things where it happens once and makes national news. But isn't very wide spread at all. Or is that wrong?
    I have not witnessed it firsthand (thankfully), though it's been all over CitizenApp for my area for a while, moreso over the last three or four months.  Our local news doesn't cover these incidents, for whatever reason.

    In terms of wearing masks, most runners and those on bicycles go without.  About 80% use them otherwise.
  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    On the bright side, I read this morning that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has found “no evidence of community circulation of influenza,” across the country, despite heightened testing levels.

    So all of this masking and hand washing and social distancing is working like a hot damn for influenza at least.
    I figured we'd follow Australia's low flu pattern and didn't get the flu shot this year despite the double virus fears circulating. 
  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    PJPOWER said:
    Just got my first shot (Moderna).  Still waiting on the superpowers...but I’m hoping for telekinesis!
    Best thing I've read lately ^
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,560
    According to this tweet from a Michigan politics reporter, the Michigan GOP is going to hold coronavirus vaccines hostage until the governor starts opening the economy. That’s an awesome strategy. Make sure everybody gets sick before the vaccine is distributed.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jonathanoosting/status/1347552416699449346
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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 6,053
    Day 2 after Moderna shot-  Arm feels like it was hit with a baseball bat, but feel “normal” otherwise.  No fever yet.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 22,817
    PJPOWER said:
    Day 2 after Moderna shot-  Arm feels like it was hit with a baseball bat, but feel “normal” otherwise.  No fever yet.
    Good news!

    Meanwhile, in my city of “angels”...

  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 6,053
    hedonist said:
    PJPOWER said:
    Day 2 after Moderna shot-  Arm feels like it was hit with a baseball bat, but feel “normal” otherwise.  No fever yet.
    Good news!

    Meanwhile, in my city of “angels”...

    Whoa, wtf is wrong with people?  Does this kind of behavior get them anywhere in life?  
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 22,817
    PJPOWER said:
    hedonist said:
    PJPOWER said:
    Day 2 after Moderna shot-  Arm feels like it was hit with a baseball bat, but feel “normal” otherwise.  No fever yet.
    Good news!

    Meanwhile, in my city of “angels”...

    Whoa, wtf is wrong with people?  Does this kind of behavior get them anywhere in life?  
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 8,125
    Ontario issues stay-at-home order, immediately declares second state of emergency | CTV News

    A stay at home order has been issued for Ontario starting Thursday...

    I live in southern Ontario...

    People need the stay home...


  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    edited January 12
    ^ Did I read that right? You have to stay at home unless essential but can gather in groups of five and non-essential business closes early?
    Post edited by tish on
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,314
    tish said:
    ^ Did I read that right? You have to stay at home unless essential but can gather in groups of five?
    these health orders, across the country, often have contradictory and/or confusing sections in them. 
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  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    At least that much is certain!
  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    Plus, hugh darlin, I edited that to include how non essential business closes early during the stay at home unless essential lockdown. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,314
    tish said:
    Plus, hugh darlin, I edited that to include how non essential business closes early during the stay at home unless essential lockdown. 
    yeah, i really don't get the "closing early" thing about these lockdowns. do they think all the anti-maskers and super spreaders only come at night to get a bottle of Crown?
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  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,351
    Reminds me of this comedy break early on in the pandemic...


  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    On the lighter side of things:

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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 6,053
    brianlux said:
    On the lighter side of things:

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    Haha, love it!
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,314
    brianlux said:
    On the lighter side of things:

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    ba dum TISS
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    brianlux said:
    On the lighter side of things:

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    ba dum TISS

    LOL, a visual to go with that!
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 23,940
    ^ Nice! :smiley:
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  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,641
    Scheduled to get my first shot of the vaccine tomorrow. :triumph:
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,642
    Five days later and still no results.  I guess the labs are a tad behind.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 26,943
    Hobbes said:
    Scheduled to get my first shot of the vaccine tomorrow. :triumph:
    Rabies? Or distemper?
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