i understand how masks work & how each type of filtration is suited to a different situation & that a material mask is as good as using underwear to trying & stop a fart escaping. we are talking about a virus that you believe is caught from outside the body through the air or off surfaces. if you want to talk spread of illness that is a different subject to what you claim to be a virusAh come on Tickles no need to start throwing someones disability in their face, my point is this if you could stop eating the crayons long enough....you believe masks to be ineffective and in general useless from reducing exposure to spread illness correct? An item of control correct?trying to keep it at a pace suitable for the slightly retarded. so forget covid now? do you wear a mask for the flu or for tuberculosis? of course you don't. i'm just asking if a surgical mask would prevent them inhaling the virus you believe in? you brought up the dentist yeh. you talk about the simplicity of wearing a mask inside of a store, then talk about a dentists surgical mask & operating room. hows that filtration on a surgical mask work again?If ye go any slower you'd be going backwards Ta dum tish. Speaking in general everyday life. Forget Covid. I get that the tag duo of the anti masking Bushwackers is forming up here but I'm just saying next time you get something done simply ask that everyone go mask free. You don't believe it's real. I get it. It's ok.shall i go slower for ya? where is surgery performed? a surgical mask wouldn't prevent them inhaling the virus yeh?Next time you have work done or a surgical procedure of any type preformed tell the half dozen strangers in the room no masks required because you're bullet proof and all.your lateral movement is better than lomas. so minimize not prevent? a dentists mask wouldn't prevent them inhaling the virus yeh?Bringing back the classics eh. At the very least they help minimize the risk of something we as a Country have completely botched the response to and were a reality in my profession long before Covid became a political football. Next person going to the Dentist be sure to tell the staff to go bareback while they breathe down your gullet for hours of work. I don't really like wearing pants when I shop but dems da rules.do you believe masks work? it's the boiling frog analogy. a little bit at a time so you don't notice until it's to lateMany different variables but off the top I think it really does reveal just how selfish we are. Basically it was what, 2 months of some uncomfortable and yes costly limitations for many depending on location. It became 100 percent politicized. We're an impatient tunnel vision society demanding instant gratification. I cringe when I hear the simplicity of wearing a mask inside of a store equated to 'violating my rights'. Our 'rights' are trampled every day on a far graver scale. We've become truly out of touch.Well I think Fauci is pretty clear in what he's saying. The term "quarantine fatigue" is a good one and accurately describes what probably is driving a lot of people to go out and do things they weren't doing two months ago. If you combine that with the natural tendencies of some people to chafe under authority, or look at everything as "they're trying to deny me of my rights"...... then it's probably a perfect storm brewing and probably why other pandemics in the past have had second waves. Because people are people and every era has had those who buck authority or just get tired of being cooped up. We'll see how it all pans out, but it doesn't look good.