Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Will you/won’t you?

 Carry on wearing a mask? For now I will. An example today reinforced my opinion. I was posting a letter near a shop, a van was parked outside. As I walked past it, an elderly chap stuck his head near the open window and coughed non stop, very forcibly. I thought he would make himself sick doing so. My head was within 3’ of his but I had already put my mask on thank goodness.

Once home I gave the mask and my face a very good wash. You just don’t know do you!

I will carry on wearing it in shops or close quarters if too near other people. I currently have no need to use public transport but if I did, would wear one. We still don’t feel comfortable eating inside but have tried to do so, especially if it isn’t too busy.

It seems masks and social distancing are to go, a very big mistake in my opinion but there you go. It feels a political and financial gut decision rather than based on medical need. Whitty and Valance didn’t seem impressed at all.

The NHS may not be overwhelmed by Covid but to all intents and purposes it is. Things are nowhere near back to normal, it seems impossible to get appointments and operations anytime soon. We need to be ready for others to invade our personal space once more. We always have hand gel available and will keep it close by still. 

What about you, will you carry on wearing masks, social distancing and hand washing?


17 comments:

  1. Yes,I will continue to wear a mask,social distance,washing hands ect.xx

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    1. In a shop this morning the guy behind me stood so close I could feel his breath on my neck, through his mask. I moved away.

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  2. Absolutely and will as long as there is any variant of COVID. I hope you will stay vigilant and well.

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    1. We will certainly try but I suspect many others won’t.

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    2. The people around where I live,didnt do it 17 months ago...so they wont do it now.Sitting in groups,all next to each other....the one who does work is a care worker,with old people and is there in her uniform,sitting with them before she goes to work....A lot of people have took no notice right from the start.xx

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  3. I will, for sure. It makes absolute sense to me.
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  4. I'm definitely going to carry on wearing my mask in enclosed spaces such as supermarkets, shopping centres, banks, etc. It would seem crazy not to! I'll be keeping my distance too, hopefully others will do the same.

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  5. The coughing incident must have been very unpleasant for you. I will continue to wear a mask where I feel it is necessary - in shops etc. X

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    1. I was just glad I had put it on early.

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  6. I will wear a mask at least until I get my second shot. At the local megamarket yesterday most people wore masks, I'd say 90%. All staff had masks. Maybe I start wearing masks even after covid19 if there's a bad flu season?

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    1. I don’t think there will ever be an after Covid but wearing one seems sensible doesn’t it?

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  7. Definitely - yes! But here it will be mandatory for quite a while longer as we are only in stage 2 of reopening with a lot of restrictions still in place. It differs from province to province and Ontario has been criticized for being too cautious but we had a very bad third wave after most of us thought they eased up too quickly last Fall. We would rather move slowly now but not have to backtrack.

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    1. I think you have the right idea. We shall just have to wait and see what happens here.

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  8. I'll definitely continue to wear mine.

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    1. Most people I have spoken to said they will as well.

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