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TransLink train conductor going about the about the train with no mask, asked about it by a passenger and the passenger gets thrown off the train. Super prat.
Ha, that was me!
That pissed me off quite a bit.
Was the conductor.
This checks out. I'm the train
I'm starting to think Translink staff have moved on from 'just not wearing masks' to 'actively avoiding them at all costs'.
To be fair it's in keeping with their general 'fuck the customer and be a useless, ignorant, beliggerent arsehole' policy they have.
People really need to record the shit Translink employees get up to, and put it up on social media - because making complaints seems to do fuck all.
A video of that would spread pretty far.
When I was 13 i was travelling by myself on the train and i couldn’t buy a ticket at my station so I waited, as u do, for the conductor to come up the carriage and get one. The conductor comes up at GVS, where i had no choice but to get off and i asked her for a ticket and she charged me full adult return fare because ‘i should’ve asked before this stop’. I was so upset she was so so rude to me. And it’s not like I looked old I was literally in my school uniform.
They’re pretty useless, I was on a packed train from Bangor to Belfast with hardly any seats, sat beside a crowd of folks drinking vodka with no masks on - felt like a right tout but I mentioned it to the conductor and he said ‘can’t do anything unless I see them’ - he then proceeded to sit at the back of the train for the remainder of the journey
Bet that's the same fucker that insists on holding my credit card when I go to pay. Fuck Translink,fucking jobs for the boy personified
report the cunt!
I reported him. I doubt any action will be taken though. I’d love to get on the train again and see him wearing a mask so I could say, “I thought you were exempt?” Fucker phoned the police on me. The police.
Contact newspapers about it, and get the police report if you can as proof.
This is a story that you can get to go far, if you push it hard enough, to enough newspapers, I'd say.
Why did he call the police on you?
Because I questioned his exemption claim and he was on a power trip.
So bizarre. Genuinely a really weird response, like what would the police do? Did the interaction become really heated or something? Like what did he even say to the police "Someone is telling me to wear a mask" ? Bizarre.
The part I got was, “he’s being verbally abusive.”
Me: “I’m not being abusive at all, I just asked why you’re not wearing a mask while everyone else is.”
Him: “Yes, he’s still at it.”
I just got off the train, I couldn’t be bothered dealing with that shite, plus he was holding the other passengers up.
So he didn't kick you off the train?
I'd do the same tbh, sounds like he wanted to take it way too far.
He said I had to get off. Then he wouldn’t let the driver leave the station so yeah, he threw me off the train. There was no point in me hanging around and arguing with him, that wouldn’t have benefited anybody.
Absolute disgusting. He should lose his job over that.
I mean they have signs up asking people do to it. Last time I got a train it was 7am and I had a coffee, didn’t even bothering drinking it as I didn’t want to remove my mask and annoy anyone ffs
If somebody gets annoyed that you've lowered a mask to *take a drink* that's their problem not yours
True, but I don't fancy drama so early in the morning.
He'd go ballistic.
Let him be a cause for good for once.
"BuT iM eXeMpT!!!"
No you're not, you bought your lanyard from fucking Amazon you dick. Wear a mask and fuck up.
Which is really irritating because the abuse of those lanyards over covid has really diluted their original purpose for those who actually need them
Couldn’t agree more. I have a hidden disability myself, not one that I would wear a lanyard for and certainly not one that would stop me wearing a mask, but enough of a problem for me to empathise fully with the original intention.
Despite that, I’ve honestly found myself judging people when I see then wearing them now. It’s went from a symbol that told me that the person had an issue that isn’t immediately obvious to something that now makes me assume the person is a selfish arsehole and I feel bad about that
it really really fucks it up for those who actually need to be believed and causes people to automatically doubt them, which is so awful if you haven't done anything wrong..
it's the worst quality a person can have, to exploit people's kindness that was reserved for those who actually needed it, thereby eroding it down and sometimes turning it into disgust based on assumption...
some people really suck.
Nobody actually needs the lanyard, there is no medical reason for not wearing a mask.
Some physical and intellectual i.e. hidden disabilities.
I don't get why they don't treat exemption cards like money and put anti-counterfeiting measures.
Like even just UV ink or better yet, one of those holographic stickers they used to put on VHS tapes **"TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A GENUINE VIDEOCASSETE"** would do fine.
Even like the American style of anti-counterfeiting measures for money that is basically just printing the notes on cotton (Albeit a special one) instead would be better.
Anything would be better than literally just a card or sheet of paper with zero security features.
Honestly I don't think anybody *needs* them, if you're of such poor health that wearing a mask alone inhibits your respiratory ability then you should still either wear a visor or ideally not expose yourself to the risk in the first place.
Nobody needs them. The only medical reason for not wearing a mask is if you have an allergy to the material, then in that case get a cloth one.
Worst part is, if they really were exempt for medical grounds, then their one of the ones that really should still wear a mask, because covid would absolutely bodybag them.
The conductor on the train I was on said this the other day. I asked him how he was exempt and he said he didn’t have to tell me and that I’d have to get off the train. No lanyard obviously.
He kicked you off the train just for asking that?
Edit: Nevermind, saw your replies on the other comment chain. That's fucked.
Yes. Someone else actually commented about it on this post.
Yeah I saw right after posting, guess you got the reply before I made the edit.
A lanyard doesn't stop you from spreading a virus, masks do. I don't understand this whole lanyard thing at all.
The sunflower lanyards existed before covid. They were a sign that the person had a hidden disability and may need extra help in shops/patience on busses or whatever. The wankers have stolen a real life disability aid that used to help people and chosen to make it mean 'I don't have to wear a mask'.
The lanyard has been about for quite a while, its an easier way for someone with a hidden visibility to let you know. Its useful in the likes of retail as an example, if you had a customer wearing one etc. Seems to have been adopted by every arsehole of the day though
Funny enough, why are all the eXeMpT people mouth breathers? Noticed that in tescos the other day..
Most likely they have respiratory system issues that make it difficult to breathe through their nose and which also creates issues around mask wearing.
I personally have issues that prevent me from using my nose most of the time and |I can tell you that this constant bashing of "mouth breathers" does me needles social harm on top of the physical difficulties I already have.
The people I know who are exempt from wearing a mask wear a visor thing instead. So I literally don’t understand why it’s been shown as an excuse like… okay take other measures then?
Fuck those lanyard wearing cunts. Any cunt who claims to be exempt should be forced to wear TWO masks to get it up them. There is no excuse.
Bit rich, I could see some highly autistic children or similar absolutely needing them if the mask was setting off their disability. Or just people with bad claustrophobia or similar might experience bad anxiety with one - while I wear one 9-5, I cant deny that sometimes the constant hot breath in my face does feel a bit cloying, I could see that being an issue for some although they could possibly get away with a visor.
I know that there's a fair few scumbags abusing the system, but don't make it especially onerous on the ones who do simply do have medical issues with it.
Evil geniuses that they are, in their own minds.
Sticking it to the libzzz I think is the term these days
Currently waiting for results of PCR test. Lungs feel raw. Cunts.
Kid went to school 3 weeks ago or so.
We all have a wicked cough, phlegm, and blocked noses. Had PCR on mon,. negative.
Serious dose going around.
Yeah my boys missed 3 days of school this week, he's loaded with whatever it is going round 😔
Was off for a week. Cold would not shift and I've ended up with a very very mild chest infection that I can feel slightly in my lungs. Checked on nhs website and it says can take 3 weeks to clear after a head cold so I'm leaving it till then cus I do not want to go to the shitshow that is the doctors
Still can do gym and stuff so its not killing me but its there
Fingers crossed buddy.
Yep had the two jabs thankfully!
You do realise you could have got covid from someone with a mask, right?
We're long past questioning if masks help, that's settled at this point. No, they're not 100% effective and some masks are better than others. Seatbelts aren't 100% effective but they are still mandated.
They’re not 100% effective. Not even close. That’s been known since the start
No, they’re close. With two mask wearers transmissibility is something like 95% reduced. They are by far the simplest and most efficient way to limit transmissibility.
They’re not perfect no, if they were we wouldn’t have a global plague. But to try and say they’re “not even close to perfect” is being intentionally dishonest.
Source for the two mask wearers 95% reduced transmissibility? Didn’t know that
Downvoted for asking for a source
At this point who is shocked amirite.
Yep. And still no source provided, a baseless claim about n95 masks and the mob mentality come in and give it nearly 30 upvotes.
Reddit in a nutshell.
Not showing 95% effectiveness in reducing transmission, but showing masks don't have to be 95% effective to be effective in reducing R number and combating this virus.
Thus the simple fact is that if everyone that can wear a mask wore one we'd be a fucking lot closer to returning to normal.
10 minutes of googling found those. You could done the same if you actually gave a fuck about sources.
Edit - downvoted for providing sources, oh the delicious irony
Yeah, it's not at all constructive or helpful. I'd like to know if it's accurate, because if so, that's great.
For months, I’ve fantasised about having the power of invisibility. I’d spend all day in Tesco sidling up beside cretins and whispering “put a mask on you cunt” in their ears.
I have stage 4 bowel cancer and was beside a Tesco worker who had a mask on her chin. I politely asked her to put it around her mouth and nose and was blatantly ignored. My wife complained to the manager. I thought that maybe if I explained my situation and showed her her my 48 hour infusion bottle that maybe she might understand. She told me that she was feeling panicked. A little while later we were approached my management to say that she was in back crying. I pointed out what Tesco policy was and if a member of staff is wearing a mask it seems reasonable that they should be wearing it correctly. Especially when a member of the public explained their fears and the reason for their vulnerability. Was back in store 2 days later and she was wearing the mask correctly
>A little while later we were approached my management to say that she was in back crying
What did management expect you to do with that information?
Oh that old waterworks emotional blackmail tactic. I’ve had manipulative people try that game on me as well. I just ignore it.
Maybe just put her mask around the mouth and nose, stop pretending like like she breathes who her chin and have a tiny bit of respect for a vulnerable person. I know if the roles were reversed my response would be to apologise and do it out of respect
Sorry I misread that, management were great, they had a word with her and like I say 2 days later she was wearing the mask correctly
Something sexual about that. I hope your fantasy becomes realised someday.
Now that's a fucking super power I can appreciate.
Ok so before anyone goes mad, i have a lanyard. However i also will try to wear a mask as much as i can. I do sometimes need to remove my mask but that is due to panic attacks from a serious assault I suffered were a towel was held over my face to muffle me, sometimes while wearing the mask I get distressed so need to remove it however I will then use a scarf to try cover my face as best as I can.
This is really good of you. Panic attacks really suck 😔
Why would anyone go mad? You're doing your best which is a lot more than some selfish pricks with no proper reason not to wear a mask. All anyone can do is do their best. If you need a break from your mask you take the break. Thank you for making the effort after what you have through
Honestly I've no idea why but I have had a few comments from people, however the people who normally say anything are the ones who havnt got their mask over noses.
Ah so it's the "clever and educated" people that call everyone else sheeple.... and yet get all their information from all their *online research* from the same brain dead morons.
"IT'S ALL A CUNTSPIRACY SO IT IS!!" - Mervyn, 52, Facebook
Failed GCSE Science...
Thinks Attenborough is where the Queen lives...
Thinks he knows better than the NHS, WHO, FDA, CDC and every other abbreviation he's never heard of.
Don't be a fucking Mervyn. 👍
That's all we're asking,just try.just try as much as you can. Sure you can't always but try,everyone else
Thanks you for trying,I'm sure it's not easy
If I need to take it off its only for a few mins, catch my breath have a drink calm down, mask back up. Im a 30yo man I aint risking other peoples health if I can help it.
You are the EXACT reason for this post. People with genuine issues tend to do their best. I've a wee one with ASD ,in school year 9. Wouldn't leave the house during proper lockdown as he couldn't wear a mask but didn't want to be a spreader. Eventually we found a mask he was okay with the feel of, and he can wear it mostly. At no point in his little head did he go "a fuck it, I'm entitled".
You have a genuine reason. Most of the cunts walking round without a mask don't , nor do they give a shit about other folks (obviously)
Fair play to you. No one with any wit is judging you.
Good man.we can only ask you try your best.
You actually have a reason. 99% of these idiots are just too comfortable to save lives.
I can't wait for the fast food passport so we can protect those with underlying health conditions from taking up valuable hospital beds.
Yep! If this is all about keeping pressure off the Heath service it makes sense! Right?
Jesus these comments are a toilet.
Covid charge nurse here. Had to put in a formal complaint to Value Cabs because our Indian/Philippine nurses using their taxis coming to and from work were done in with having drivers mansplain to them that it’s all a hoax/Bill Gates’ fault/death certs are faked to get more money for hospitals etc. Imagine hearing that from some taxi driver going into/coming out of an exhausting 13 hour shift where you’re putting yourself in the frontline of acutely unwell positive patients. Absolute vermin. “The loudest person in the room is often the stupidest”.
I had a taxi driver client and he had to give up the whole "COVID isn't real" spiel he gave every time he came in to our business after he wound up in hospital for a week with it.
The phrase youre looking for is "absolute selfish bastard"
It truly is a war crime. Someone call Geneva!
Ah cone on, we're not saying not wearing a mask is the same as the holocaust, we're saying I'm wearing a mask and your not which is cuntish
Can't walk into a shop anymore without dozens of wasters breathing all over you and you can't blame the staff I'm sure they're just exhausted telling the useless cunts to grow a brain
We gave up in our business asking people to whack a mask on, it just wasn't worth the aggravation and cheek you got, quicker to just get them out the door quickly.
The shock horror of breathing clean air
Go away I know you're an anti Vax gobshite that hangs around here with a brain as big as your penis
Was that a complement?
As I've said before was it the propaganda that made you fall for this nonsense or your micro penis?
It was because girls don't touch his p.p.
Hey everybody, u/ForeverAloneStillUK has attacked parents online for getting their kids vaxxed. its all there in black nd white, check it out
Ohh he's a death spreader ffs
Working as a nurse: if I can wear it for 13hs please wear it for half an hour in a shop, on a bus etc. Really noticed a lot of people not bothering with hand sanitizer too when entering shops too lately.
I hate wearing masks especially because I have glasses and they fog up all the time. Yeah a fully fitted PPE FIT mask is far superior (horrendous to wear and expensive) but unnecessary for the general public when out and about. If masks help keep coughs and sneezes off me I'm happy. We aren't out of the woods yet unfortunately.
> Really noticed a lot of people not bothering with hand sanitizer too when entering shops too lately.
Thankfully that ones more likely to be an own goal when they start poking at their own face later.
Yeah best way they explain I have asthma cant wear mask as suffocate while smoking 30 cigarettes per day. This cunts really doing my head in so inconsiderate about the others.
Fegs>masks. Pretty simple, can’t bate a wee Amber leaf rolly.
Check out the replies to this twitter post by Marie-Louise Connolly calling them out - all the usual crappy selfish responses, no better than toddlers having a tantrum. Shame NI seems to be represented by such a bunch of wankers.
Look at those imposing the masks. You see them actually caring anymore? Second pic down today.
Oh, sorry me, they are sitting down.
Yeah they're no better but should know better. Are you using this as an excuse?
Connolly should be asking them. Not positing about someone buying their morning baps face free.
Leaving aside the efficacy of masks debate for now, don't you think it kind of waters down the mandates (for whatever they are brought in) when the very same group of people, about 10 or so in that photo, don't bother?
Look at the scenes of Megan, Harry and De Blassio in NYC. They seen the cameras were on and reached for their masks. I mean, it's all optics. All while 5 year olds are wearing them all day? We seen the same at the G20 summit.
This might seem confusing unless you accept that they are all about reminding you "we're in a pandemic". That's it. If it was really a forceful measure, they'd be giving N95s out for free. They ain't, they even recommended you make your own lol
Thank you! Fuck anti maskers and anti vaxxers! Assholes the lot of them!!!!
Didn’t realise you were from here mate, seen ye a bunch over at r/Everton
My CEV friend refuses to wear a mask and won't get vaccinated due to "terrible side effects" and still goes out every weekend. When I say I will wear a mask around her she says not to bother WTF
I don’t blame them. I did the same all throughout the pandemic while most my friends got depressed and lonely at home doing nothing for almost two years. I went gym, private parties and even went abroad 4 times this year.
Oh well so long as your happy you giant cunt
Yes what a fucker
Well aren’t you a shitty person.
You're a fucking scummy piece of shit, just remember that. Fucking twat.
Ok mate, keep living in fear.
Not a single bit of fear here, but fuck you all the same you selfish piece of shit.
No you didn't. Liar
Four times this year? Where did you go and when did you go?
He went to Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Cavan in August... That's 4 times right?
Hahaha of all the things that aren’t true, this is the most untrue, literally none of that happened you sad projecting loser!! Hahaha
Me and my partner haven't had family over since Covid started because I have breathing problems and they're vulnerable. The closest we've got is sitting in the car and talking across the driveway with masks on. It absolutely infuriates me every time I see some fuckin' dipshit coughing without a mask on in public like they're as immune to covid as they are common decency.
I have trouble breathing normally and I still wear a mask everywhere I go. There's not bloody excuse for them not to do the same.
Sorry, angry rant over.
You can't hide forever
I don’t mind wearing mask defo in Flu and Cold season should be mandatory. That’s why Cold and flu was no problem last year as if stops people ending up in hospital and give health system numbers of admissions down I keep wearing and everyone should we at the breaking point and soon we will see doctors and nurses stop give shit and walking out from profession. Than we will be starts worried why staff being burnt out in work. So yeah don’t mind wear it.
So what your saying is masks stopped cold and flu but not covid?
Stops both less face to face interaction less infection basic science.
I'm unvacinated and proud I caught covid 2 weeks ago and it was the mildest sickness iv ever had the hardest part was having to self isolate and play video games for 10 days and losing my taste buds which turned out to be a blessing as I have not eat chocolate or crisps since
What do you want? A round of applause? Lucky you, unfortunately others don't get such a benign dose.
Curious, would you of wanted hospital care if your unvaccinated self ended up in bad shape?
Well, if op is in the uk he’s already paid for that potential care through national insurance. So your point is moot. Or are we going to get into this dangerous(desired) precedent of dictating care based on someone’s personal choices?
No messin this time, Genuine question. You used the word "Proud". That's interesting, why are you proud?
>So do you want people to wear masks forever
Who said forever? They do it in Asian if a person is ill and doesn't want to dose everyone around them, why not here?
I suppose the answer is that westerners are less likely to think of the collective good.
>This guy said Covid is a danger and a threat and people should consequently wear masks. Covid will always be a threat.
No, that's just your silly extrapolation.
>In China, Japan they wear the masks because there's so much pollution in their urban centres.
Maybe it's also because of pollution, but definitely because of illnesses.
Why are you being so obtuse? Are you really double jabbed?
Haha. This guy.
I boarded my local train this morning and as usual i don't wear a mask unlike the rest of dolts on the train...🐑🚂🖕
When do masks stop? When every single person is vaccinated? But covid will be endemic? And the vaccines don’t stop transmission? So when do they stop?
Going by some responses on here people will take great pride in never showing their bare face again
Vaccines don't stop transmission, they reduce the chance of being hospitalised with the virus.
Come now, we've been over this.
So masks forever?
No.you can go live on a small island with no other humans if you like
Masks until we vaccinate everybody, at least.
Why do we need to vaccinate everyone, if you just said above they don't stop transmission?
Better than cunt signalling.
If you see someone doing the bare minimum to help others and think 'he's only doing that so everyone sees him doing it' then I'm sorry to be the one to have to tell you, but not everyone is a narcissistic bellend who only does things to personally benefit themselves. And if that's the way you honestly see the world then you need help.
That’s grand but coming on Reddit whinging looking upvotes is virtue signalling. No two ways about it.
Why would it stop? Maybe when we have about 80% less humans and we all stop living in city's and grow our food,and make our own wells. It's just going to be the price of living so close to so many people from now on.
Unless you're wearing a properly fitted n95, the stats show an insignificant effect. Even with an N95 the effect isn't much.
From what I could gather at the time this was mandated it was more about addressing people's fear because they wouldn't leave their homes.
Covid is in the vapour from your breath, and it's far smaller than even the N95 filter size.
Yikes, that is completely false. Where tf you getting your information from. Spreading of false information is almost as much a killer as the spread of the virus itself.
>The results show that a standard surgical and three-ply cloth masks, which see current widespread use, filter at apparent efficiencies of only 12.4% and 9.8%, respectively. Apparent efficiencies of 46.3% and 60.2% are found for KN95 and R95 masks, respectively, which are still notably lower than the verified 95% rated ideal efficiencies. Furthermore, the efficiencies of a loose-fitting KN95 and a KN95 mask equipped with a one-way valve were evaluated, showing that a one-way valve reduces the mask's apparent efficiency by more than half (down to 20.3%), while a loose-fitting KN95 provides a negligible apparent filtration efficiency (3.4%). The present results provide an important practical contrast to many other previous experimental and numerical investigations, which do not consider the effect of mask fit when locally evaluating mask efficiency or incorporating mask usage in a numerical model. Nevertheless, if worn correctly, high-efficiency masks still offer significantly improved filtration efficiencies (apparent and ideal) over the more commonly used surgical and cloth masks, and hence are the recommended choice in mitigating the transmission risks of COVID-19.
Finally someone using some brains
Pretty simple stuff
Are you talking to yourself or?
Who gives a shit? If they can't be made to feel empathy, then the next best thing is shame. And if they're totally shameless, then I'll settle for anger, resentment, and alienation.
People who're on the fence might feel them second-hand though.
Part of the function of public shaming is for bystanders to look and go "thank fuck that isn't me".
“Thank fuck that isn’t me”.. oh you mean screaming at someone like a psychopath because they don’t believe a piece of material dragged along a Chinese sweatshop floor, is effective against anything? Nobody is on the fence about wearing masks nearly a year and a half after they became mandatory.. if you think so then you’re a mug.
If Tesco had installed sirens at the door that blared 'Selfish Bastard Alert!!' every time someone walked in without a mask we'd be in a better position right now.
God I’m so tired of seeing this mentality on Reddit. The *vast* majority of the people you want to shame, anger, alienate, etc, DO NOT SEE THIS. Even worse, the tiny number that *do* see it absolutely do not give a shit what you think of them. In most cases they seem to enjoy pissing you off and delight in the constant stream of material you are willing to provide them. There is no shaming or humiliating then - you are humouring them and you’re oblivious to it.
When are you lot going to get it into your heads that you are almost always talking amongst yourselves and being ignored or mocked by everyone else? Just read the damn replies.
Good. Fuck em. They need to know how much a selfish cunt they are.
Exactly. They are cunts. So enforcement should have been in from the start. Want to get your groceries but won't wear a mask? Sorry no tesco for you Mr freeman of the land. Selfish entitled dickheads is what they are. I'm sick of pandering to not hurting their feelings. They don't give a fuck so why should we?
Not everyone has the patience of a saint
Thank you 👍
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N95-masked healthcare workers (HCW) were significantly more likely to experience headaches. Face mask use in HCW was not demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.
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“Among 2862 randomized participants, 2371 completed the study and accounted for 5180 HCW-seasons. … Among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators vs medical masks as worn by participants in this trial resulted in no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”
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“A total of six RCTs involving 9,171 participants were included. There were no statistically significant differences in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza, laboratory-confirmed respiratory viral infections, laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, and influenza-like illness using N95 respirators and surgical masks. Meta-analysis indicated a protective effect of N95 respirators against laboratory-confirmed bacterial colonization (RR = 0.58, 95% CI 0.43-0.78). The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”
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None of the studies reviewed showed a benefit from wearing a mask, in either HCW or community members in households (H). See summary Tables 1 and 2 therein.
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“Self-reported assessment of clinical outcomes was prone to bias. Evidence of a protective effect of masks or respirators against verified respiratory infection (VRI) was not statistically significant.”
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“Two randomized controlled trials were included involving a total of 1453 patients. In a small trial there was a trend towards masks being associated with fewer infections, whereas in a large trial there was no difference in infection rates between the masked and unmasked group.”
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“Our results suggest that cloth masks are only marginally beneficial in protecting individuals from particles<2.5 μm”
Coronavirus is 0.125 microns.
A recent study out of MIT for example concluded that when indoors while wearing a mask, there is no difference if you are six feet away from somebody or sixty feet away. The MIT researchers concluded that this is because the air you exhale is warm air, and warm air will rise. The researchers say this is especially true while wearing a mask, as masks force the exhaled air directly upward.
Airborne transmission arises through the inhalation of aerosol droplets exhaled by an infected person and is now thought to be the primary transmission route of COVID-19.
Again, Coronavirus is 0.125 microns, meaning the size is much too small to be filtered through the majority of masks, and especially the surgical masks most people wear as protection, and then continuously reuse. Not only does the virus pass through, but it easily enters in and around.
It's on the internet.. wake up
>It's on the internet.. wake up
Says it all really.
Did you hear about the dangerous chemical dihydrogen monoxide that they are adding to the food we eat?
Aww it’s on the internet so must be true ok idiot !
It's all right here https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02801-8 also, droplets, not aerosols.
This says the majority of viral load comes from aerosols?
I'm just going to keep replying to it every time you delete it and let people know you're full of shit. This is the 10th time he's posted this, sort by new and you can see.
Nice change to the story this time though.
I can, I just don’t really want to and there is nothing forcing me.
Per Gov website as of 7 days ago: “You are no longer legally required to wear a face covering in any setting. Therefore you do not need to rely on an exemption if you need one. However, you may feel more comfortable if you can show something to reflect that you're not able to wear a face covering.”
Who’s the cunt nai?
You are you fucking liar. Coronavirus (COVID-19): face coveringsThe use of face coverings is now required in all indoor settings accessible to the public across Northern Ireland. This includes shops, shopping centres, public, private and school transport services, taxis, airplanes, public transport stations and airports, banks, churches, cinemas, and some government offices.
We expect and recommend that members of the public continue to wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. For example, on public transport. Applies to England.
You are the cunt.
Which Gov website? Link or fuck off
edit: found the link, my apologies... You are 100% [WRONG](https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-face-coverings)
I get that you are starved for social validation, but please, make the claim that you are "wearing a mask to protect others" at least reasonably plausible by not simultaneously calling the same people that you are so worried about "cunts".
Fuck up. His saying I'm trying for everyone,could you try too. And your answer" ugh just because your not a cunt doesn't mean I can't be a cunt."
That's a real cunttatude
It’s all virtue signalling mate. These people didn’t give a flying fuck about spreading other communicable diseases before all this
It is also possible that people have since realised just how much we spread disease by just coughing/sneezing/touching stuff when we're ill and the effect it can have.
Or you could, you know, not have coughed and sneezed over people your whole life like a normal person
If it took a pandemic for you to realise that, then that’s on you
Well, a study found that 12% of UK adults don't wash their hands after using the toilet so it's clearly a thing.
Maybe this had made them want to do better
What is the point of a virus signal if it's anonymous? Keep spewing the buzz words though. Edit virtue.
You don't know what others think. Fuck up and fuck off
Absolutely. If they really cared, this sub would have more posts about healthy living, diet, exercise etc, instead of posts propagating hate and division. It really is a pity the majority of people in this sub are miserable, and like to spread their misery and hate.
That’s Reddit for ya! Thankfully it’s not indicative of the real world at all.
Point number eins) wear your mask.
Point number zwei) Keep deine distance.
Point number drei) Get das vaccine if you can.
Never worn one, never will.
You can come to peace with that or you can seethe impotently about it. Makes not a jot of difference to me.