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.
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?
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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