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(LA Times)   Yeah, but Americans have always been uncomfortable with prophylactics   (latimes.com) divider line
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2020-10-23 7:19:08 PM  
I've always been pro-phylactery.

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2020-10-23 7:24:46 PM  
Even if masks only helped 1% (evidence suggests that this figure is much higher)...that's still 1% more than no mask.
 
2020-10-23 11:02:11 PM  

iheartscotch: Even if masks only helped 1% (evidence suggests that this figure is much higher)...that's still 1% more than no mask.


Masks could prevent 100% of Covid and raise the dead who were victims of it and we would still have a sizable population crowing about how it's their choice not to wear the masks and we have to respect their personal choices and freedoms.
 
2020-10-23 11:02:14 PM  
Harder to breath with the condom over the face. Vote
 
2020-10-23 11:03:40 PM  
We're Americans! We shall NOT be mildly inconvenienced just to save a few, or a few hundred thousand, lives! FREEEEEEDUUUUMMMMMMBB!!!
 
2020-10-23 11:03:40 PM  
But it's uncomfortable and dorky!

:whines:
:infects:
:dies:
 
2020-10-23 11:04:24 PM  
Prophylactic?

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2020-10-23 11:05:14 PM  
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2020-10-23 11:05:25 PM  

chewynathan2: Harder to breath with the condom over the face. Vote


Can we spread a rumor that if all the Trump voters put a latex condom over their nose and mouth while they voted Trump would become god emperor for life?
 
2020-10-23 11:07:16 PM  
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2020-10-23 11:09:07 PM  

chewynathan2: Harder to breath with the condom over the face. Vote


Ugh.  Stop with the verbing of nouns!
 
2020-10-23 11:11:44 PM  
You don't wanna keep your hair tidy?

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2020-10-23 11:13:45 PM  

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...one soiled
 
2020-10-23 11:13:59 PM  
Prophylaxis is an even scarier word.  And then there's propylene glycol...
 
2020-10-23 11:17:07 PM  
I'm kind of wondering if the problem is that you can't see the other person's face, and they just can't handle that.

Allists are neurologically designed to read faces. Not reading faces is extremely rare for you; you are designed almost entirely for facial expressions, and Japan is the only place I've heard of where you show emotion on your face subtly instead of obviously.

Suddenly you're not getting that input. That must be driving every allist half-insane. You have to rely on hearing, body language, things you're not as wired to interpret. And not everyone can handle that. So I have to wonder: Is some of this just that people are incapable of handling the 'wrong' input? Because gods know, that happens with autists all the time--if you feed us the 'wrong' input too much, we have meltdowns. Is this an allistic meltdown?

It's not really a helpful scenario if this is true, because lives are at stake, and toughing it out is the only solution here (unless we can make a lot more face shields). But it would explain a lot, and maybe we could get psych support for this specific problem.
 
2020-10-23 11:19:40 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: I'm kind of wondering if the problem is that you can't see the other person's face, and they just can't handle that.


Now you have to focus on the eyes and eye contact is weird because it's too personal?
 
2020-10-23 11:21:07 PM  
Headline says it all.

As long as I get mine, why should I care?

Herpes, HIV and chlamydia, and yikes, abortion are somebody else's problem. Until they aren't.
 
2020-10-23 11:22:01 PM  
What should have happened in the debate:

Trump talks about how masks are ineffective.

Biden quips, how do you feel about condoms? Because from what Stormy Daniels tells us...

Debate over, election won, get the lights.
 
2020-10-23 11:23:28 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: You don't wanna keep your hair tidy?

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That's the weirdest IUD I've seen.
 
2020-10-23 11:46:02 PM  
If Americans would just stop complaining...

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Good luck with that.
 
2020-10-23 11:49:11 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: Allists


I *mostly* get what you're saying and I'm *mostly* prepared to agree with you...
But what the hell is an "allist?"
 
2020-10-23 11:51:25 PM  
I don't need convincing. Within the county I live mask use is very prevalent and we have one of the lowest transmission rates in the state.

Wear a f*cking mask dammit.
 
2020-10-24 12:42:04 AM  
I defy them to show their math if that isn't a load of shiat.

Every single one of those metrics is obscured.
 
2020-10-24 12:42:49 AM  

iheartscotch: Even if masks only helped 1% (evidence suggests that this figure is much higher)...that's still 1% more than no mask.


Evidence please.
 
2020-10-24 12:45:27 AM  

HighwayBill: It'sMorphin'Time: I'm kind of wondering if the problem is that you can't see the other person's face, and they just can't handle that.

Now you have to focus on the eyes and eye contact is weird because it's too personal?


Everyone looks angry unless they're boisterous.
 
2020-10-24 12:57:35 AM  

Farker Soze: Day_Old_Dutchie: You don't wanna keep your hair tidy?

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That's the weirdest IUD I've seen.


Anything's an IUD if you're brave enough.
 
2020-10-24 1:11:36 AM  
How come they can tell everyone else what to do to save an unborn baby, but everyone else can't tell them what to do to save a living old person?

fark them.
 
2020-10-24 1:16:56 AM  

true okie doke: How come they can tell everyone else what to do to save an unborn baby


Babies are human, so best watch your mouth.
 
2020-10-24 1:21:40 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: watch your mouth


Not feasible with a mask on.
 
2020-10-24 1:23:33 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: true okie doke: How come they can tell everyone else what to do to save an unborn baby

Babies are human, so best watch your mouth.


OK, unborn human vs old human. Same question right?
 
2020-10-24 1:35:58 AM  

true okie doke: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: true okie doke: How come they can tell everyone else what to do to save an unborn baby

Babies are human, so best watch your mouth.

OK, unborn human vs old human. Same question right?


Well yeah, but you're still granting humanity to The Clumps, so I don't see how that's any better.
 
2020-10-24 1:43:47 AM  
As of Sept. 21, only 49% of Americans said they "always" wore a mask in public

Thanos approves.
 
2020-10-24 1:46:59 AM  

HighwayBill: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: watch your mouth

Not feasible with a mask on.


Off topic, but one thing I've enjoyed about the new mask culture is the renewed emphasis on reading peoples' eyes.
 
2020-10-24 2:32:11 AM  
Old greeter lady got uppity with me at Walmart cuz I had no mask on. I punched her in the spine and yelled America. Was hired on the spot for Store Manager!
 
2020-10-24 6:15:01 AM  

2fardownthread: Herpes, HIV and chlamydia, and yikes, abortion are somebody else's problem. Until they aren't.


HIV used to have a 100% fatality rate, and without today's lifelong drug regimen, it still is.  It could have largely (though not completely) been stopped dead in its tracks ~40 years ago, just by wearing a condom during sex.  A mask for the penis, if you will.

That people won't wear masks to protect themselves and others from COVID isn't surprising in the least to me.
 
2020-10-24 6:40:07 AM  

It'sMorphin'Time: I'm kind of wondering if the problem is that you can't see the other person's face, and they just can't handle that.


I think I speak for all of us who get freaked out by face-to-face contact when I say: "Suck it up, snowflake, I had to live your way, now it's your turn"
 
2020-10-24 9:18:36 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: 2fardownthread: Herpes, HIV and chlamydia, and yikes, abortion are somebody else's problem. Until they aren't.

HIV used to have a 100% fatality rate, and without today's lifelong drug regimen, it still is.  It could have largely (though not completely) been stopped dead in its tracks ~40 years ago, just by wearing a condom during sex.  A mask for the penis, if you will.

That people won't wear masks to protect themselves and others from COVID isn't surprising in the least to me.


So one of the problems with the education around HIV and condoms is that they didn't talk about relative risk.

The result is that you had people who people who were low risk and high risk getting the same messaging. Lots of time and money was spent explaining that straight people could get HIV as well.

Which was true. Except the odds were nowhere close unless you fit certain demographics or engaged in certain behaviors.

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These are new infections.  They are also not scaled to overall population.
 
2020-10-24 12:20:50 PM  

HighwayBill: It'sMorphin'Time: I'm kind of wondering if the problem is that you can't see the other person's face, and they just can't handle that.

Now you have to focus on the eyes and eye contact is weird because it's too personal?


Eye contact does shiat-all without the rest of the face, unless you're raised to work with it like in the Middle East--and even there, unless the nation's gone to shiat, face veiling isn't that common. 'Reading the eyes' involves the entire face.
 
2020-10-24 12:22:09 PM  

Fabric_Man: It'sMorphin'Time: Allists

I *mostly* get what you're saying and I'm *mostly* prepared to agree with you...
But what the hell is an "allist?"


Non-autist, usually neurotypical. It's a way of explaining how your brain works, because allists have a lot of things in common, just like autists do--society is just set up for your brain type, so you never notice your impairments.

/and trust me, not being able to repeat the same task two hundred times is definitely an impairment if you want to knit or sew something...
 
2020-10-24 12:23:34 PM  

loser0: It'sMorphin'Time: I'm kind of wondering if the problem is that you can't see the other person's face, and they just can't handle that.

I think I speak for all of us who get freaked out by face-to-face contact when I say: "Suck it up, snowflake, I had to live your way, now it's your turn"


Sometimes I'm like that. Sometimes I sympathize. It depends on how nice I'm being that day.

/because on the one hand it is hilariously poetic-karma, on the other it's kind of sad to watch everyone have to go through the whole 'I'm disabled and don't know why or what to do' thing too.
 
2020-10-24 2:18:29 PM  

HighwayBill: Prophylaxis is an even scarier word.  And then there's propylene glycol...


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