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Tired of Covid rules

It has been very interesting to watch the mood swing, which we can see taking place across the world, against the continued enforcement of COVID regulations.  Perhaps it is because we have been told so many stories – there was always, as one example, the hint that once we got vaccinations we would not have to wear masks.  Once we got vaccinations, we discovered that we still had to wear the masks.  Half the mask rules are absolutely inconsistent and ridiculous – try wearing a mask while running on a treadmill at gym, for example.  You have to wear a mask to walk into a restaurant, but once you are seated at your table then you can take if off to eat – how does that really help? 

In that regard, the protests currently taking place in Canada are very interesting, particularly because it is a society that apparently has always been good at following the rules.  I personally am somebody who follows rules, but I think it is time for a lot of the rules to be relaxed.  Some of us have had the vaccinations, we’ve had the booster shot and we want to start living more normal lives and accepting that of course, just as when we get into a car everyday, there will be certain risks, which you cannot remove entirely by wearing masks anyway.  We cannot just simply devastate every business, sporting event and everything else in the name of a disease that clearly is not going away any time soon.   Should children, who are the least at risk and who have been vaccinated, by way of example, have to wear masks at school in the name of protecting more sickly older people?  Is there not a responsibility for those who are at risk to take better care of themselves and if need be not go out at all, stay at home and wear N95 masks when they do go out the entire time?  There does not really seem to be a difference in the infection rates in countries where children wear masks to school, compared to countries where children don’t wear masks to school.  It is time for us to start living a more normal life and to allow people to decide whether or not they want to wear a mask due to their particular circumstances as opposed to forcing all of us to wear them in an inconsistent manner, which no doubt really does not help that much.  After all, we are now told that only the N95 masks really work, so all the other masks we have been wearing are to a certain extent better than nothing, but largely a waste of time.  That is also part of the problem, but that is maybe another topic – and that is the ever-shifting advice we are given.  Unfortunately that has undermined people’s confidence and added to the frustrations.

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Saturday 26-Feb-22 Share on Facebook   Tweet It

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Ziyanda  said:
on Wednesday 13-Jul-22 02:33 PM
The COVID regulations have been confusing at times especially when it comes to the wearing of masks. Now they have finally decided to drop the masks but I think they will back track again on their decision...

Prishani  said:
on Monday 27-Jun-22 04:55 PM
It has taken sometime but masks are finally done! I know there are still some business and companies who want to keep the policy. I think it would not be unreasonable to wear a mask if you are sick, it is just a way of being considerate to others by not spreading germs.

Roxanne  said:
on Monday 27-Jun-22 03:21 PM
The masks have proven to not really help the situation as much as it should of. It has however helped others to benefit financially though. I feel it does more harm as it limits your oxygen intake

Melissa  said:
on Thursday 23-Jun-22 09:04 AM
Yes the wearing of masks are crazy and all the rules that goes along with it, but I feel like at the end of the day the mask is still protecting you and your children even if you are vaccinated, that is my personal opinion.

Jessica  said:
on Tuesday 14-Jun-22 04:14 PM
Yes I have to agree, we have to wear masks everywhere, but when we surrounded by people in places where you eat you can take it off. When you at the park you can take it off which kids are playing on the jungle gyms spreading their germs. It really is nonsense now. The masks have proven to not really help the situation as much as it should of. It has however helped others to benefit financially though.

Megan  said:
on Tuesday 07-Jun-22 12:29 PM
There were talks about us getting rid of the musk months ago but here we are still having to wear them everywhere we go, breathing in the same air through the day, feeling light headed at times when in the mall and glasses misting up all day everyday... Very annoying but I REALLY hope its helping "other people and us"!

Chante  said:
on Tuesday 07-Jun-22 10:30 AM
I was truly hoping after being fully vaccinated and most of the population being fully vaccinated that they would at least not expect us to wear masks, as the masks are things that are truly annoying - this is something I'm tired of.

Clare  said:
on Tuesday 07-Jun-22 08:59 AM
The continues of wearing masks are really getting crazy. I also don't understand the whole," you having to wear a mask to walk into a restaurant, but once you are seated at your table then you can take if off to eat." I am 100% sure that the mask is making people more then we realize it. I can't breath with a mask on it makes me start to hyperventilate. We also have a wide range of hand sanitizer that must be used as you enter the shops, some stink real bad, others are sticky and others really make your hands feel like they are on fire. So that I also don't enjoy about these regulations.

Alexis  said:
on Friday 11-Mar-22 04:12 PM
I think that everyone is now tired of these rules and regulations to be honest. There are so many opinions out there that one can never know what is true and what is not.

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