Wearing a mask if you aren't infected is a moral imperative? You have a 0% chance of infecting someone else if you aren't infected yourself. If the difference in protecting yourself from being infected is not conclusively shown to improve with wearing a mask vs not wearing a mask, what is it for?Cap wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:02 pmThat’s a little bit like asking whether everybody should wear a condom, or just those with STDs. Many people are infected and don’t know it. If you’re having casual sex you should wear a condom, and if you’re exchanging casual air you should wear a mask.
Sure, if you’re hanging at home with your wife and kids, you don’t need to wear masks, and you probably don’t need to wear a condom when you fuck your wife. But with everybody else, you should.
Even if you’ve been tested and just come out of quarantine and know you’re not infected, you should still wear a mask, because the behavior is as contagious as the virus.
I’m not going to get into the argument of whether it should be a legal mandate or legally voluntary. Either way, it’s a moral imperative. Just wear it.
If you are infected, it's more likely a moral imperative to wear a mask and quarantine yourself to make sure you don't infect anyone, which is shown to at least improve the chance of not transmitting it to others.
Shouldn't making sure that you don't kill small businesses with lockdowns be a moral imperative? Instead, big businesses and the super rich have thrived while the small businesses die.
Shouldn't doing things like keeping schools open to cut down on teen suicide and domestic violence be a moral imperative?
Shouldn't being faithful to your wife be the moral imperative, as opposed to just making sure you use a condom with whoever you are cheating on her with?
"...the behavior is as contagious as the virus." is just a bit too 1984ish for me. Sorry, I don't mean any offense by that, but I am not going to agree with that, but go ahead and believe anything you want.
BTW, your analogy was both crude and intellectually dishonest. People wear condoms not just for STDs, but for birth control too. You don't wear a mask for something other than...what? Especially when wearing a mask is about as preventative to the transmission of covid as using a sheet of cloth to cover the hole on the bottom of a boat is to keeping out water and preventing your boat from sinking.