… that you wear a face mask outdoors?
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Some masked-up sore head tore down our sign on Madison’s southwest bike trail. Apparently, unable to “Breathe deeply and smell that freedom!”
“Person after person who’d dutifully worn a mask on the uncrowded street took it off to sit still, in close proximity to friends, and frequently inside. I felt like I was watching people put on their seatbelts in parked cars, then unbuckle them just as they put the vehicle in drive.” Derek Thompson writes for The Atlantic.
A lot of people seem to have embraced an omni-neurotic approach to COVID-19 safety: “Don’t go to the beach, don’t take a walk with friends, don’t go to the park, don’t travel.” I prefer a more targeted-neurotic approach that just tells the truth. And the truth is that COVID-19 is basically an indoor/talking disease: If you’re indoors, or talking with people outside your household, or both, you should be cautious — mask and socially distance. Otherwise, the risk is much smaller, even if it’s rarely zero. So go outside, get vaccinated, and get your life back.— The Atlantic. [fyi: WI has no outdoor mask mandate; some states do.]