I'm really split about mask usage.

Daily new infections & active cases seem to be going down despite mask mandates being phased out.

Almost everyone had their chance of getting vaccinated by now and since Covid-19 is endemic, everyone will get it at some point but thanks to vaccines you're less likely to die from it. Then there's the uncertainty about the risk of long covid symptoms.

I also get that trust in the governemt(s) is at a new low right now.

What am I missing? I welcome new perspectives on this.

When would be the right time to stop wearing masks?


I'm fully aware that there are vulnerable groups and that not all kids have been vaccinated yet.

Do we know how long it would take until *everyone* would've had their chance to get vaccinated?

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I'm not advocating for social darwinism here and the vulnerable shouldn't be put in harms way for the sake of comfort.

If I go into a big store I'll wear a mask, I'll continue wearing it in public transport for now but I just don't see the need to wear it in a small café where no one's wearing a mask unless I'd be aware of some previous high-risk contact - but then I wouldn't enter a café anyways.

@dictvm We might definitely live in different places, so the mileage may vary. I relate a lot with your thought and I would focus more on the vaccination instead.

@dictvm To add on this, masks can be voluntary. Each one will have its experience with them and definitely it isn't a beautiful thing to use when working on a store, for example. I would still use it, but that is my thought.

Now, vaccination is way more important. Since I started vaccinating against influenza each year, the rainy season became tolerable. I believe it is way more effective than relying solely on mask usage.

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