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22 Jul, 8 tweets, 2 min read
The messaging should be: "if you are vaccinated, you are protected from the worst symptoms of the virus, it's effective and you don't need to wear a mask. If you are unvaccinated, we recommend wearing an N95 mask." That's it, anything else is madness.
We were told not to wear masks to be able to save the supply for medical professionals. They shrugged and didn't say anything when people were wearing cloth masks (that are basically a joke). A year and a half in with nearly 50% of Americans vaxxed, it's time to say N95 is it.
If we are really concerned with protecting people, they need a mask that actually protects them. The vaccine protects those that have gotten it, and those who are still vulnerable to the virus and not vaxxed need an N95. That's what will actually protect them.
But it's impossible to take this latest masking push seriously when it's being pushed on everyone, and still no push on people using the masks that are actually effective.
You know who will probably slap on the N95 mask? The vaxxed who are cheering for another mask mandate. And those who could benefit them will just slap on the cloth or sequin mask that they didn't wash from the last time they wore it months ago.
And what will that do? Are we really protecting anyone at that point? It's theater and we all know it. We've known it for a long time. It's hard to take people seriously when they aren't following the science on this and the messaging is all over the place.
Are we really going to have in the same week the President say in a town hall that you can't even get COVID if vaxxed, and then flirt with a national mask mandate again? Then sneer are people who complain about it all being confusing?
Being condescending jerks hasn't been what moved the needle for people hesitant to get vaccinated. Lifting mandates for vaccinated people is what moved the needle. It's really not that hard, guys.

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