Use Of A Mask

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  1. Don Alaska

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    The last few times I have gone to the VA, I noticed that some of the employees were wearing masks and some weren't. I was puzzled. The phlebotomist took me into her room and told me, "You can take off your mask now. We only wear them where the cameras can see us and they don't work anyway."
     
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    Let's rape them of their connection to humanity as they cannot see the facial expressions of those around them.
     
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    That sure isn't the way it is at our newer VA Clinic. If you are seen not wearing one, you will be asked (politely) to put one on. If you don't, the VA Police will be called.
     
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    For some months now, doctors' offices have gone "Mask Optional." Until early last month, hospitals still required them. The hospital in my region removed the requirement based upon regional COVID stats, so perhaps your VA hospital is doing the same.

    Here is a March 3 article on VA hospitals relaxing the requirements.

    "Moving forward, VA will base its masking guidelines on the VHA COVID-19 Health Protection Levels (low, medium, and high) and healthcare facilities’ conditions."
     
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    "They wouldn't make us do it if it weren't the right thing."
     
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    Actually, those people are unmasked and unvaxxed (for all diseases, not just the made up one), and they are gonna be sitting right next to our kids in public schools. The Illegals have more right than the citizens.
     
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    Yesterday was the first time in the last couple of years that a mask wasn't required at the doctor's office. I hadn't been there in a few months, so that rule may have ended months ago,
     
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    Alaska is just more rebellious than Colorado. The facility here is almost new too, but it is only a CBOC. I am sure the main clinic in Anchorage still requires masks.
     
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    The rules (VA is mirroring CDC) are supposed to be based on transmission levels in each respective community.

    Here's the extract.

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    The levels are on a low, medium to high scale as described below:
    • Low (when community transmission level is low): Visitors are welcome, self-screening allowed and physical distancing not required.
    • Medium (when community transmission level is medium or substantial): Care partners are welcome, self-screening allowed and physical distancing not required.
    • High (when community transmission level is high): Visitors are limited to the discretion of the care team on a case-by-case basis, facilities may choose to screen at the door and physical distancing required.
    Masking and employee screening testing, as applicable, will remain in effect at all VHA medical facilities, regardless of health protection levels and consistent with CDC guidance for health care facilities. The VHA COVID-19 Health Protection Levels do not impact current requirements regarding testing and masking for employees. [emphasis mine]

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    I think only the government now believes its own propaganda.
     
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    I would like to think it's only government.
     
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    A lot of the major players, such as Dr. Fauci, teacher's union officials, and others, are trying to rewrite history, distancing themselves from the roles they played, and pretending that they were victims of an overreaction to the virus.
     
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    How everything became upside down. We elect government to do what the people want but now the governments are telling the people what they want and the people are doing it. The government was elected to serve the people not to be the slave owner. .
     
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    “And though the past has it's share of injustice
    Kind was the spirit in many a way
    But it's protectors and friends have been sleeping
    Now it's a monster and will not obey

    The spirit was freedom and justice
    And its keepers seem generous and kind
    Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
    But now they won't pay it no mind
    'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
    And now their vote is a meaningless joke
    They babble about law and order
    But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
    Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
    It's got our heads into a noose
    And it just sits there watchin'”

    -from Steppenwolf’s “Monster”
     
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    They're baaaaaack.

    WH Brings Back Face Masks, Social Distancing for the Unvaccinated

    The White House is having the NCAA men’s and women’s national championship teams to “College Athlete Day” at the White House on Monday, and the good ol' "masked & distancing rules" back...only for the unvaccinated.

    Setting aside the fact that this is a pandemic of the vaccinated, and the fact that vaxxed people contract/carry/transmit COVID, how do you put vaxxed and unvaxxed in a room and tell the vaxxed to "mingle freely" and the unvaxxed t0 "stay 6 feet away from everyone else"?
     
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