[ExI] ripping away the mask
danust2012 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 23:16:50 UTC 2020
On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 11:06 PM spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> I haven’t read the text, but the verbalizing was ambiguous. The mandate
> prohibits being maskless in public or failing to social distance. The way I
> interpret that is if one is doing either, then it is OK. If one is alone, then
> one is social distancing, so no mask is required. If one is partying, then
> a mask is required. Well, OK. That makes sense. I don’t party, so… I don’t
> wear a mask outdoors.
> If I go indoors, I am in someone else’s house or someone’s business. Then
> I wear one.
> This is pretty simple stuff: it is impossible to infect the great outdoors. It’s too much of that and not enough of me.
In Washington state (which is not part of Australia -- or so I've been
led to believe), basically it's distancing outdoors or wearing a mask.
I've hiked a few times this year and on the trail distanced -- which
isn't that unusual and wore a neck gaiter when I was close to anyone.
While I bet it's really hard to catch it on the trails I hike, I
haven't seen any data. (Went hiking on Tuesday up to Squire Pass and
aside from my crew there were only four other people there: two people
way above us climbing a rock face and an elderly couple coming down
from the ridge at the actual pass. In the latter case, I don't think
we were ever closer than five meters. In the former, it's hard to
judge, but I could hardly hear them as they were so high up.:)
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