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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I used to get colds several times a year. I've literally had only one in the past four years. Unlike you, though, I've been on planes multiple times since April of 2021 when I first got vaccinated. Only one cold. This is definitely anecdote, but I've worn a KN95 mask every time I've been on a plane or on transit these past three years. The coincidence that I've also not gotten sick during that time is hard for me to ignore.
    oh wait it’s not true I haven’t been on a plane. I went to New Mexico in April 2 022 on an airplane. I remember traveling home the day Southwest airlines lifted their mask requirement. I probably wore one Anyway, I don’t remember.

    I’m not bothered by wearing a mask and I wear N95s also because that’s what we have in our house due to construction.I don’t mind masks and I’ll wear one if the circumstances require it, and I might wear one if the circumstances suggest it, but I’m not rigid about it.

    I did stop volunteering at Missouri botanical gardens back in, was it 2021? Or 2022? They required masks when working outside. Yeah I’m not gonna do that, bending over , sweating, weeding their gardens. nope not wearing a mask doing that. To be honest, I wasn’t a very good volunteer anyway. I like deadheading the Iris beds, but that’s it, I don’t want to be one of their regular weeding crew.
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    Well I have a head cold, my second one since 2019 (I used to be good for 2 per year). I've been hanging at my mother's house during kitchen work at my house, but I've been really conscientious about wearing a mask and sanitizing my hands. It will be interesting to see if I am successful in not sharing my cold with her. I realize this isn't any kind of scientific study, but I will still be interested in seeing how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Well I have a head cold, my second one since 2019 (I used to be good for 2 per year). I've been hanging at my mother's house during kitchen work at my house, but I've been really conscientious about wearing a mask and sanitizing my hands. It will be interesting to see if I am successful in not sharing my cold with her. I realize this isn't any kind of scientific study, but I will still be interested in seeing how it goes.
    I need to change my personal habits as well, as I realize I am a "face toucher". The last couple of months (since my last bad case of bronchitis), I started realizing how often I touch my face! I'm making a conscious effort to wash my hands more often, mask in crowds and STOP TOUCHING MY FACE!!!
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    I continue to see people on a daily basis walking around outdoors by themselves with masks on. There is just no hope for some people.

    Meanwhile, my company is sending me to school to get certified for ServSafe and I have started studying the materials. There is nothing about wearing masks. Nothing! Even for those working with vulnerable populations such as in nursing home cafeterias.

    The Cochrane study was clear there is NO evidence masks work, but some people latch on desperately to the statement that more studies could be done. There's zero evidence, masks aren't evidence based, but they'll keep studying it until they find some weird outlier so they don't have to admit they were wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    In the early days of the COVID-19 panic, these two drugs were actually used in hospitals. Did you know that?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7556338/


    You don’t have to look far to find articles in PubMed about their use, actual use by medical doctors in clinical settings not fringe practitioners operating out of the back of their vans. They were legitimately tried as COVID-19 protocols.

    Also, there were lots of funded research projects considering the two drugs Hydrooxychorichine and chloroquine .Look at Pubmed for them. Someone thought they were worth investigating and putting research dollars into.

    I can always use a little education on the matter. If I recall, the subject was political conspiracy theory influencing distrust in the scientific community? And people's tendency to only remember what reinforces their tribal beliefs.

    "President Donald Trump's continued embrace of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug with unproven efficacy against the novel coronavirus, directly contradicts guidance from the nation's top public health agencies and officials.
    Approved decades ago to prevent and treat malaria, the prescription medicine hydroxychloroquine and a similar drug chloroquine are used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
    But the drugs have not shown to benefit coronavirus patients or proved effective as a prophylactic, according to the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health and scientific community at-large -- despite the president's persistent push."

    Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquine - ABC News (go.com)
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    The problem is people (and yea the Trump admin) kept pretending the drugs were effective long after ever accumulating evidence indicated they weren't. I suppose you could say there was a time it was rational to believe the world was flat, but it really doesn't give one any excuse for saying it in 2024. That's kind of how it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I continue to see people on a daily basis walking around outdoors by themselves with masks on. There is just no hope for some people.

    Meanwhile, my company is sending me to school to get certified for ServSafe and I have started studying the materials. There is nothing about wearing masks. Nothing! Even for those working with vulnerable populations such as in nursing home cafeterias.

    The Cochrane study was clear there is NO evidence masks work, but some people latch on desperately to the statement that more studies could be done. There's zero evidence, masks aren't evidence based, but they'll keep studying it until they find some weird outlier so they don't have to admit they were wrong.

    As somebody on Chemotherapy, wearing a mask and washing my hands often, etc. can also help against the spread of the common cold or other things (not a covid only thing), that could screw with my treatment (throw off blood counts). Why they choose to or not wear masks really isn't any concern of yours, mine or anyone elses.

    Although I am surprised you were able to post after asking for your account to be deleted yesterday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I did stop volunteering at Missouri botanical gardens back in, was it 2021? Or 2022? They required masks when working outside. Yeah I’m not gonna do that, bending over , sweating, weeding their gardens. nope not wearing a mask doing that. To be honest, I wasn’t a very good volunteer anyway. I like deadheading the Iris beds, but that’s it, I don’t want to be one of their regular weeding crew.
    I agree that masks outside are apparently unnecessary, thankfully. Inside I don't care if I'm wearing one. But if I'm outside doing sweaty things I'd rather not.

    My regular volunteer activity is once a week at Marin Humane doing the morning routine in the Adoption Cat section. (tidying up their living spaces, dumping the litter boxes, taking away the previous night's wet food and filling dry food/water dishes). No mask requirement and I don't wear one since they aren't open to the public yet at that hour and I'm working by myself. (the last being key to why I enjoy the job. I volunteered because I want to be around the cats. Not other people...)

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    The other day, I had a haircut appointment and wore a mask to protect hairdresser and others in the shop from my head cold. (I had asked if she would rather I reschedule, but she was OK with me just masking). Afterwards, I went into the bank a block away, and I can't remember, but I might have kept my mask on while I walked the block. It wasn't too hot and sweaty because February in New England. Anyway, I suppose anyone seeing me walking that block may have shaken their head over the crazy woman wearing a mask outdoors, but I'm not too concerned about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    As somebody on Chemotherapy, wearing a mask and washing my hands often, etc. can also help against the spread of the common cold or other things (not a covid only thing), that could screw with my treatment (throw off blood counts). Why they choose to or not wear masks really isn't any concern of yours, mine or anyone elses.

    Although I am surprised you were able to post after asking for your account to be deleted yesterday?
    How are you doing, TMS? I think of you often and hope your treatment is going as smoothly as possible.

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