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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:29 PM

A question about vaccines and masks

Once vaccines become available to the public, it seems to me that anti-maskers can just walk around with impunity. If questioned, they can just say they have had the vaccine, whether true or not.

So, will the safe path be just to continue wearing mask for the rest of next year?

How long do you expect to be wearing a mask because of the risk of covid?

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:30 PM

1. 2 years or so.

In the grand scheme of things, we know next to nothing about this virus and what itís going to do.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:38 PM

5. Even with vaccine or natural infection resistance we do not know

Whether those two antibody responses are sufficient to render one non-infectious. Science has yet to say conclusively mask free is okay once vaccinated successfully or with past infection response.

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:40 PM

8. Kind of like masks now. Like how I look and don't worry about needing

 

a Certs. I do find myself in situations where wish folks could see Iím smiling.

I think wearing them awhile longer is prudent, but once itís clear the vaccine is really effective, bet a lot of folks wearing them now will cutback.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:31 PM

2. I'm going to keep wearing a mask until people like Dr. Fauci tell me I don't have to.

I expect that could be at least another year and probably longer.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:33 PM

3. Ill wear mine at least through 2021.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:37 PM

4. "They" are saying don't get rid of your mask yet.

Even if people are vaccinated, they can carry around a big viral load in their nose and spread it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:01 PM

6. I'll wait until after I'm vaccinated plus a few months, minimum.

That may be summer.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:10 PM

7. Stop wearing a mask when new daily cases goes to zero

 

Everyone should wear a mask until Covid essentially disappears and there are no more new cases, new hospitalizations and new deaths.

Data, not the calendar, should be the controlling factor.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 10:41 AM

9. You have to wear a mask even if vaccinated, because you may be asymptomatic spreader.

I just read this in an article yesterday (though can't remember where, of course).

They know the vaccine isn't 100% effective, and even if you are going to get only a mild case when infected after vaccinated, it means you could have a healthy population of virus in your nose/mouth and thus still able to spread the virus.

So I'd imagine their will be a mask until we see daily new cases drop to zero for a month or so.

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:11 AM

10. I hope you are correct.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:17 AM

11. google or duck duck go "wear a mask after vaccination"

A zillion sites show up, many with Fauci's comment, saying just that.

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 12:33 PM

12. I am not doubting that. What I am hoping is that Governors will

continue to require masks even after vaccines become widespread. I am fearful that our complacency will become even more prevalent after vaccines become available.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 12:35 PM

13. 10-4. n/t

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:49 PM

16. People Are Not

going to wear masks once a large number are vaccinated. COVID is out now, it will probably never disappear completely. Once people don't have to worry about getting sick or feel guilty about maybe killing Grandma with COVID, masks will be gone.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 08:14 PM

18. IMO, "not having to worry about getting sick from Covid" will not happen in 2021

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:44 PM

15. +1,

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:43 PM

14. If I Have To Wear

a mask after being vaccinated I see no reason to get vaccinated with the attendant risks to me. It really isn't helping anyone if I can still spread, so why assume the risk of a brand new, rushed vaccine? They obviously don't have much faith in it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 02:05 PM

17. You will get some proof...I heard.

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