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09.10.2020 (16 Days Ago)
Masks - Revisited
Masks - Revisited
16 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

I posted this blog six months ago. Little did we know……

Last Sunday, we took a flight back to New York from the happy island of Aruba (that’s the subject of another blog).

I had given some thought to the usual concerns associated with flying and getting sick. Flo had a very adequate supply of antibacterial wipes - which were put to good use.

I thought I had it under control yet was surprised by my reaction to the face masks on the plane. But it was more than I had expected to see and quite unsettling.

I had read several opinions of the efficacy of masks in light of the current coronavirus epidemic and I couldn’t fault them for wearing the masks. Yet, the disturbing feeling of fellow passengers in masks persisted. Perhaps I was troubled by their over- abundance of caution — especially given where we were flying from. Or was I reacting to the panic I perceived reflected in the masked faces?

Masks in the plane — a precursor of things to come?

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  •  Fred wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Better safe than sorry...
     
       
     
     
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  •  Amparo_Connors wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    So wish we could fly to aruba right now....6 months ago feels like a lifetime ago! And thankful smart New Yorkers are wearing our masks!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 16 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I was expecting you to state otherwise which would be surprising
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I have flown to Florida and back and back in late June. It was mandatory to wear masks unless you were eating. Everyone was wearing and the Jet Blue flight we were on, both ways was only half full. We had no issues except for the crumbs on an arm rest from a previous flight when coming home, which indicated poor cleaning before our flight. ALWAYS bring some wipes and clean your seat, tray table. TV screen, arm rests and entire seat belt. Most flights should supply you with a wipe, if you ask. But our back home flight did not have any and maybe why the seat was not clean when we got on board.
     
       
     
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I have started to think of masks as a show of respect more than fear now. When I am out running many of us have our masks down until we get within 8-12 feet of each other and we cover up. There's really nothing to fear but something we seem to be saying to each other.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Flo_Feinberg wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    So now masks have become a way of life....the new normal....only not!
    I still occasionally get out of the car, start walking and then realize in horror that I forgot to put on my mask! So there is a learning curve...
    I wonder how babies and young children are viewing their world...will they think people other than their nuclear family have no faces????
     
       
     
     
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  •  Gail_Koelln wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    As someone who was lucky enough to get only a minor case of COVID-19 (in mid-July), I feel really angry when I see people not wearing masks or wearing them incorrectly, particularly if they are close to me or other people (I understand not wearing them when there's a good amount of distance between people). It's like they really don't care about others at all.
     
       
     
     
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  •  RitaSue_Siegel wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Several years ago I noticed that after a long flight, I would inevitably get a serious sore throat. My doctor told me to wear a mask. which I did, and do, and eliminated the problem.
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Masks are indeed a show of respect, it is also an acknowledgment that, as a society, we are dealing with an unknown and therefore have a responsibility to do what we can to keep ourselves and those around us safe. I was furious this morning when I attended a site meeting for a client---it was outdoors and of the 7 people in attendance only the other attorney and I were wearing masks.
     
       
     
     
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