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2021-09-01 9:44:20 AM  
Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?
 
2021-09-01 9:53:40 AM  
Elizabeth Hertel, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services director,


Karen Hertel is the idiot who went on vacation in the South, while not fully vaxxed, at a time when Michigan was going through a major surge.  And her department recommended that people not travel, but since she wanted to, she did it.
 
2021-09-01 9:56:38 AM  
Why is is so hard to wear a mask? I don't get it. It's has nothing to do with freedom or any of that jingoistic bullsh*t.
 
2021-09-01 10:06:04 AM  
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The rate of masking must truly be awful in Detroit.
 
2021-09-01 10:19:49 AM  
I suppose what should be surprising is that the elites of this nation know they need healthy workers in order to generate their wealth. Not only an existing workforce, but future. If this young generation is hammered by Covid, they will not be able to work at the rate that previous generations have. Not only that, but health care costs will explode due to aging boomers and this younger generation. Couple this with other problems due to a changing climate and it will get messy fast.

This is a national security threat as much as an economic threat, a stability threat and a basic human decency threat.

The elites of this nation simply do not care. We cannot wait for some magical election that never changes anything. We need to start organizing.
 
2021-09-01 10:32:00 AM  

feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?


Disingenuous farkwit. You should know better.
 
2021-09-01 10:43:37 AM  

capt.snicklefritz: feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?

Disingenuous farkwit. You should know better.


So masks are prohibited?
 
2021-09-01 11:02:50 AM  
US is having to take more stringent measures because so many people in certain parts of it are such selfish idiots who don't do the responsible thing in first place.
 
2021-09-01 11:10:58 AM  

mrshowrules: US is having to take more stringent measures because so many people in certain parts of it are such selfish idiots who don't do the responsible thing in first place.



On Monday, here in Texas, at a school district that is dominated by a minority of right-wing idiots*, a *3* kids came to school, unmasked, and exhibiting blatant covid symptoms, in a single classroom, in such an obvious manner that the other kids in the class immediately brought it to the attention of the teacher who sent them down to the nurse who sent them home.

One of the parents called, biatching, and admitted that they knew their son was sick but they needed to go to work.  The next day, *another* one of the sick kids, exhibiting open symptoms, a girl this time, was back in school and when the kids and teacher tried to get her the fark out of the classroom, the kid said that their parent *told them* to refuse to go to the nurse's office.  The teacher gave her the option of the principal's office or the nurse and the kid chose the nurse and was *immediately* sent home, again.
 
2021-09-01 11:17:23 AM  

feckingmorons: capt.snicklefritz: feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?

Disingenuous farkwit. You should know better.

So masks are prohibited?


This kind of thing is one of the many reasons nobody here likes you.
 
2021-09-01 11:20:34 AM  
I spent some time reading right wing sites last night and the divide between viewpoint about Covid is almost unfathomable, particularly as it applies to schools.

The gist for many on the conservative sites is that everyone should get sick so we can build herd immunity quicker and then we all get a shot annually like we do with the flu.  Also, masks don't work according to science.  And some won't take the vaccine because reasons.

I'm still mulling it over, but it blew my mind as per usual.

They don't thing the virus is any big deal.  They don't think their kids/family will get it and if they do it won't be any big deal.  Masks are dumb, but no one talks about the Swiss Cheese approach to an epidemic or N95s.  The vaccine seems to scare some of them more than the virus.

Idk, man.  The world is nuts.
 
2021-09-01 11:21:46 AM  
Europe re-locked out Americans just a day or so ago.  Someone over there must be reading newspapers, watching TV.
 
2021-09-01 11:22:34 AM  

feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?


You shiat in threads; it is your purpose.

I just humbly ask the question: why must it be in the very Weeners?

Have mercy.
 
2021-09-01 11:23:25 AM  

BitwiseShift: Europe re-locked out Americans just a day or so ago.  Someone over there must be reading newspapers, watching TV.


MAGATs are less likely to own a passport than a vax card... and that's saying something.
 
2021-09-01 11:23:30 AM  
I see kids of all ages wearing masks when I go to the store, and last year when I went to the zoo.

None of them fiddle with them, wear them under their nose, etc.

What I am saying is they are more mature than (R) elected officials and people whining about their freedumbs.
 
2021-09-01 11:24:21 AM  
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2021-09-01 11:25:18 AM  
the debate over mask mandates is only heating up.

What f*cking DEBATE?

Elizabeth Hertel, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services director, said that while she strongly encourages masks indoors in schools, at this point, there will not be a statewide mask mandate.

You should have to resign for making this statement.
 
2021-09-01 11:25:24 AM  
And the conservatives I read posting REALLY don't like school personnel telling their kids anything about the virus or the vaccine or the accepted protocols of a pandemic.

It's sad and infuriating.

I was raised conservative.  Once I got to college, the sheer level of bs I realized I'd been sold stunned me.  Hurt, anger, embarrassment follows.  Learning and compassion happen later.

Now I hang out with you enlightened sophisticated people of Fark, where all is always well, and people are always tasteful, caring, and right.
 
2021-09-01 11:25:34 AM  

emersonbiggins: BitwiseShift: Europe re-locked out Americans just a day or so ago.  Someone over there must be reading newspapers, watching TV.

MAGATs are less likely to own a passport than a vax card... and that's saying something.


A real one. They'll pay $200.00 for a forged one, however.
 
2021-09-01 11:25:46 AM  

Epoch_Zero: feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?

You shiat in threads; it is your purpose.

I just humbly ask the question: why must it be in the very Weeners?

Have mercy.


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2021-09-01 11:26:47 AM  

OhioUGrad: I see kids of all ages wearing masks when I go to the store, and last year when I went to the zoo.

None of them fiddle with them, wear them under their nose, etc.

What I am saying is they are more mature than (R) elected officials and people whining about their freedumbs.


My three year old niece is somehow able to follow masking and social distancing protocols, mostly, like a three year old,.  At least she tries.
 
2021-09-01 11:27:12 AM  
It's not enough for a bunch of selfish old white people to ruin the world for the generations following them environmentally, now they are going to make sure their bodies suffer too.
 
2021-09-01 11:27:32 AM  
Hertel said they'll keep an eye on case counts and re-assess as needed, but for now, she doesn't anticipate a statewide mask mandate.

In other words, although people are getting sick, filling up the ICUs, and dying, still not enough by her standards to make sure people do a simple thing like wearing a mask. I wish they would at least tell us how many people dying per day is necessary to make her take this seriously?
 
2021-09-01 11:29:15 AM  
They're young and healthy.  They'll develop herd impunity in no time.  So says my Brother in Law.
 
2021-09-01 11:30:53 AM  

feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?


Other people can still drive the speed limit, why should they care how fast I drive?
 
2021-09-01 11:32:35 AM  
If you're a child, re-publicans hate you.
 
2021-09-01 11:33:19 AM  

MSFT: feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?

Other people can still drive the speed limit, why should they care how fast I drive?


To go one step further:

Other people can drive sober, why should anyone care if the feckless one is drunk when he drives?
 
2021-09-01 11:33:36 AM  
The funny(?) part is this is going to go exactly like it has gone everywhere else, hundreds of infected students and dead teachers which will force school closures. But now they can't backtrack so they'll have to double down.
 
2021-09-01 11:33:56 AM  
Sounds like kinda what Maine is doing atm.  The doe/cdc did up a big threat level index for when schools have to do what(mask/half week learning/full remote/etc) and gave it to all school dept with orders to follow it based on whats going on in each area.
 
2021-09-01 11:34:06 AM  
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2021-09-01 11:36:39 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: They're young and healthy.  They'll develop herd impunity in no time.  So says my Brother in Law.


Well, if Dwayne said it...
 
2021-09-01 11:36:57 AM  
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2021-09-01 11:36:59 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: The funny(?) part is this is going to go exactly like it has gone everywhere else, hundreds of infected students and dead teachers which will force school closures. But now they can't backtrack so they'll have to double down.


Yup, like the school in Texas that closed this week because two teachers died.
JUST THE COST OF DOING BIDNESS!
 
2021-09-01 11:40:49 AM  
Freedom lung for all!
 
2021-09-01 11:41:03 AM  

MSFT: HotWingConspiracy: The funny(?) part is this is going to go exactly like it has gone everywhere else, hundreds of infected students and dead teachers which will force school closures. But now they can't backtrack so they'll have to double down.

Yup, like the school in Texas that closed this week because two teachers died.
JUST THE COST OF DOING BIDNESS!


My hometown ISD announced today that everyone at school should mask up or they're going to have to shut down.  Teachers and kids are getting sick.

Positivity rate where I live is over 5%.  In two weeks it's probably going to be even worse.
 
2021-09-01 11:43:45 AM  
122 kids ended up in quarantine within a week at my daughter's school. It's blindingly obvious they need to make up.
 
2021-09-01 11:44:02 AM  

buttercat: MSFT: HotWingConspiracy: The funny(?) part is this is going to go exactly like it has gone everywhere else, hundreds of infected students and dead teachers which will force school closures. But now they can't backtrack so they'll have to double down.

Yup, like the school in Texas that closed this week because two teachers died.
JUST THE COST OF DOING BIDNESS!

My hometown ISD announced today that everyone at school should mask up or they're going to have to shut down.  Teachers and kids are getting sick.

Positivity rate where I live is over 5%.  In two weeks it's probably going to be even worse.


Between maskless kids back in school and up to 3 million home evictions we're in for a brutal fall/winter. The only upside at this point is that there'll be a lot fewer republicans around to vote in the midterms.
 
2021-09-01 11:44:02 AM  
Mask up*
 
2021-09-01 11:45:39 AM  

feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?


Masks aren't primarily best at keeping the wearer from catching COVID; they're better at keeping the wearer from spreading it. Thus, if masks aren't mandated, more twats won't wear masks, and will thus spread COVID more, putting children, the immunocompromised, and other innocent demographics at serious risk.
 
2021-09-01 11:48:04 AM  

LordJiro: feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?

Masks aren't primarily best at keeping the wearer from catching COVID; they're better at keeping the wearer from spreading it. Thus, if masks aren't mandated, more twats won't wear masks, and will thus spread COVID more, putting children, the immunocompromised, and other innocent demographics at serious risk.


Which is why I highly recommend buying KN95 masks now that they're widely available. Tougher to wear for long periods or during exertion, but better at keeping you alive.
 
2021-09-01 11:48:36 AM  

Glicky: OhioUGrad: I see kids of all ages wearing masks when I go to the store, and last year when I went to the zoo.

None of them fiddle with them, wear them under their nose, etc.

What I am saying is they are more mature than (R) elected officials and people whining about their freedumbs.

My three year old niece is somehow able to follow masking and social distancing protocols, mostly, like a three year old,.  At least she tries.


I am sure social distancing is hard for any kid, but they probably don't even remember they have a mask on.
 
2021-09-01 11:48:39 AM  
Whoever predicted that there won't be any more lockdowns, and that instead we will merely normalize suffering and death needs to be given funding and extrajudicial powers to save us from ourselves.
 
2021-09-01 11:48:50 AM  

feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?



We'll be five years into this plague and farkwits like you will still be pretending to not know how all of this works.

Your contribution to society is astounding.
 
2021-09-01 11:48:56 AM  
Yeah? Here we are seeing 3.5 TIMES as many cases as this time last year, but nobody can put a mask mandate in place, thanks to our farked up, useless "leadership".
 
2021-09-01 11:52:35 AM  

Epoch_Zero: Whoever predicted that there won't be any more lockdowns, and that instead we will merely normalize suffering and death needs to be given funding and extrajudicial powers to save us from ourselves.


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2021-09-01 11:56:38 AM  
They didn't succeed in their tactical goal kidnapping and killing the governor, but met their strategic aim of intimidating the state government out of enacting pandemic control measures.

So, unironically for once, it looks like the terrorists have won.
 
2021-09-01 11:59:24 AM  

OhioUGrad: Glicky: OhioUGrad: I see kids of all ages wearing masks when I go to the store, and last year when I went to the zoo.

None of them fiddle with them, wear them under their nose, etc.

What I am saying is they are more mature than (R) elected officials and people whining about their freedumbs.

My three year old niece is somehow able to follow masking and social distancing protocols, mostly, like a three year old,.  At least she tries.

I am sure social distancing is hard for any kid, but they probably don't even remember they have a mask on.


I have three kids, aged 4, 6, and 9. I have to remind them they can remove their masks when they get home. Only time I hear any complaints is when we forget to put the anti-fog coating on 9yo's glasses.  Kids will accept just about anything as normal given enough time and conditioning.
 
2021-09-01 12:01:30 PM  

feckingmorons: capt.snicklefritz: feckingmorons: Anyone can still wear a mask if they wish, right?

Disingenuous farkwit. You should know better.

So masks are prohibited?


It's like you almost understand English
 
2021-09-01 12:02:01 PM  
Our school instituted a mask mandate for k-6 beginning Monday, and immediately, the locals gathered pitchforks to protest.

Meanwhile, we received an email letting us know our kid has been exposed to three different students that tested positive, and that one of the elementary schools has to shut down for 2 weeks because they dont have enough staff not in quarantine to remain open.

BUT NOOOOO MASKS

God I hate people
 
2021-09-01 12:02:36 PM  
I would have like to see a state wide mandate on school masking, especially in elementary and middle school if they have a 6th grade.  The kids who can't get the vaccines

But unlike other states down south there is no ban on schools from creating they own mask mandates and many have including the university level.
 
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