Minnie the Minx wrote:Reading accounts (and watching videos) of the Democrat trying to hand out masks to the Republicans as they sat barricaded, with them laughing at her and sneering, feltlike the last straw of last straws. Trump's obvious contempt for anyone following infection protocols should reserve him a special place in hell. A Presidential show of acknowledgement and encouragement to wear masks would have been so influential. He dissed doctors days after discharge from hospital. What a mountain of cunt he is.
I read at the start of the pandemic about the chuckling thrills people got from being stopped in public because they were maskless - and how they enjoyed scurrying home and relaying tales of what a wag they were for "forgetting." Never had to take someone off a ventilator, never showed a mother's corpse to their kids. But all their mates laughed! The failure of leadership on these simple measures and the deliberate, slow poisoning of people's minds about the roles and agendas of those who have spent their lives caring for others is a fucking disgrace.
Here, most political parties (municipal, provincial and federal included) are basically in agreement on the basics, and mask wearing is at the top of everyone's list, thankfully. Yes, some disagree on some of the other measures (schools open/closed?, lock-downs, all non-essential commerces closed, no gatherings except for a few exceptions....), but on the whole, the message is clear.
I, for one, have masks in several pockets of all jackets and coats I have. I never forget. But then, I hardly go anywhere or see anyone in person at all. So be it. For now. Necessary.