Can you spare a bit for this? We’re moaning about masks but think of refugees and people in war zones.I've just donated to the DEC Coronavirus Appeal to help the world's most vulnerable face Covid-19. Millions of lives are at stake - can you help? bit.ly/DEC-CV19-TW
It seems that we have had a whole bunch of furore over this tweet
Mainly from fragile apologists, so here’s a little guide to stop it happening again.
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@RufusHound I guess it’s one thing to park yourself at home on your arse & watch Netflix and another thing to actually make some tiny effort to protect others from what you might have. It’s a lack of empathy and common sense seemingly only cured by losing one’s own family members.
@RickElliott2@RufusHound Whereas I rely on them in the summer for cycling. High pollen count and high pollution from stationary traffic have left me very ill (pneumonia due to my asthma).
With a simple buff / giraffe tube I've had no issues for several years even in severe heatwaves.
@RufusHound You make an excellent point that I fully agree with, but I’d just like to add - what’s the upside of not wearing a mask? I don’t get what these people think there is to gain. Getting one up on the government? I just done understand it.
@RufusHound That's what husband uses. He has it on his head most of the day to hide his horrific covid-19 hair do.
Then it folds down at a moment's notice for mouth coverage.
A bandana is also an option and doubles as a baby sunhat.
And even if you do refute the efficacy of masks, there's no doubt that it does at least have /some/ reductive effect.
And that's what I don't understand.
The scale of the sacrifice this far vs the scale of the tiny outfit adjustment being called for is /so/ disproportionate.
The scale of the sacrifice cannot be overstated. But we did it. We banded together, followed the advice. Got it done.
However, now, the idea of covering your airways when you're out and about is too much? The line that will not be crossed? Despite irrefutable evidence it works?
You can reply to this tweet if you like, but I'm not really up for a debate so...
Here's what I don't get.
We've all stayed indoors for months, called Drs & Nurses heroes, bitten our nails for bankruptcies & redundancies all because an incurable virus might wipe out the elderly
Anyone finding masks a bit claustrophobic - try a neck tube. If you've got a motorcyclist in your life, chances are they have a few.
Or, if you like something a little fancy:
A mere 6 weeks later we're now being told to wear them in other places where people gather in close proximity. I'll be honest if this govt weren't so on the ball I'd start to worry. twitter.com/mralistairgree…
Big ask. I am 62 this weekend, so will probably die soon, or get alzheimers or be rendered insane. I would love my 5 mins of fame while I can appreciate it all, please retweet, I would love to go global.. just once, one last chance to prove I existed xxx