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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    When I lived in Alaska back in the 70's, the population density of the state was less than one person per square mile, I think it's up to about 1.2 persons per square mile now. It appears that Cochise County Arizona's population density is approximately 20 people per square mile. Do you think it's appropriate for remote politicians to impose strict mandates in those places or is it better left locally?
    Given the serious nature of the pandemic, I can't understand anyone not masking up regardless of where they live. Period. Rob

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    Trump's lazy laissez-faire non-response to COVID--and then pitting state governments against each other and the federal government) to get what little PPE was available without ramping up production to get more is exactly what got us here. And then a fillip of mocking mask-wearing and medical experts added in. We needed a strong federal response to a once in a century catastrophic event, and we didn't get it until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    If the people who are too stupid to wear masks were the only people they affected Iíd agree that mask mandates are wrong. But thatís not the way the virus works.

    And youíre right Alan. Itís not fair of me to single out Texas. Hereís the rest:
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Florida
    Georgia
    Idaho
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    Oklahoma
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee.
    Read in today's paper Iowa no longer has a mask mandate either. Our good friends live there so it stuck out to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    Given the serious nature of the pandemic, I can't understand anyone not masking up regardless of where they live. Period. Rob
    What if you lived on a desert island by yourself?

    What if you said your significant other who does not live with you was in a "pod" with you?

    What if you really wanted to go to lunch with your friends and the restaurants were not crowded when you went?

    What if you had a strong desire to see your new grandbaby?

    What if you didn't want to leave the care of your elderly mother to masked caregivers?

    Right here in these forums every day you can read all about people indoors around others not in their immediate household and not masking up. So if you don't understand how anyone could not mask up then you don't understand the majority of people on this forum, who all love to mandate masks for other people, just not themselves.

    And what if you were the mask mandating governor and wanted to look good at your news conference and masks aren't telegenic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    What if you lived on a desert island by yourself?

    What if you said your significant other who does not live with you was in a "pod" with you?

    What if you really wanted to go to lunch with your friends and the restaurants were not crowded when you went?

    What if you had a strong desire to see your new grandbaby?

    What if you didn't want to leave the care of your elderly mother to masked caregivers?

    Right here in these forums every day you can read all about people indoors around others not in their immediate household and not masking up. So if you don't understand how anyone could not mask up then you don't understand the majority of people on this forum, who all love to mandate masks for other people, just not themselves.

    And what if you were the mask mandating governor and wanted to look good at your news conference and masks aren't telegenic?
    Another ridiculous post Y.... You obviously are the one who does not understand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    When I lived in Alaska back in the 70's, the population density of the state was less than one person per square mile, I think it's up to about 1.2 persons per square mile now. It appears that Cochise County Arizona's population density is approximately 20 people per square mile. Do you think it's appropriate for remote politicians to impose strict mandates in those places or is it better left locally?
    I have taken road trips to all the lower 48 states and observed that in rural America the most common store (in many places the only supermarket and the only department store for miles around) is Wal-Mart. Yes, that same chain with a nationwide mask mandate for both employees and customers. One might ask why individuals and businesses cannot make these decisions rather than government. Joe Biden apparently asked himself and concluded the government lacks any such authority, so his mask mandate initially applied only to Federal property, later expanded to public transit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    Trump's lazy laissez-faire non-response to COVID--and then pitting state governments against each other and the federal government) to get what little PPE was available without ramping up production to get more is exactly what got us here. And then a fillip of mocking mask-wearing and medical experts added in. We needed a strong federal response to a once in a century catastrophic event, and we didn't get it until now.
    And then the Orange one secretly got the vaccine. What a difference he might have made in this country had he been public in his support of preventative covid activity.

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    I have written probably almost a year ago about how difficult I find it to wear masks, that I have never been one who can wear a turtleneck, can't stand things around my face, and later about a very itchy painful rash I got starting in the area under my mask that kept me up at night. I was told to suck it up.

    Yesterday I saw on the news special masks developed with autistic children in mind because they too cannot stand to have anything on their face. It has a bigger pocket of air. (Guess what, you don't outgrow sensory sensitivity, adults can have it too, hence all the hypoallergenic products out there.)

    Anyways, who here thinks this is unnecessary and children should just suck it up, don't complain, if they do they're being vain and don't care about others' health?

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    Well...you can always move to Texas. Gov is opening up everything 100% with no mask mandates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I think your implication that everyone is too stupid to do the right unless forced is probably off base, and there's not even evidence that a state's lack of coercion regarding masks prevents counties and municipalities from imposing their own requirements. I think that's how a free country works best, and it appears a lot of red states agree.
    Maybe youíre right and itís only Super Bowl celebrators and cpac attendees that are stupid. Plenty of pictures from both showed lots of unmasked idiots.

    And yeah, in some cases it IS only a state mandate that convinces municipalities. Ft worth is ending their mandate early in anticipation of Texas ending it in time for spring break.

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