I disagree. It is the opposite conservatives lose debates because they are always dorking about facts and figures. Rhetorical kill shots win debates, autistic types don't want to or can't understand that but that is how it goes.I have to say that I usually just wear my stupid mask - I couldn't be bothered most times to deal with the a-holes who come out of the woodwork when you don't wear one.
I was for the longest time though just wearing the same damn mask all the time - it was one of those white 3M N95 style masks - and the thing was getting really grungy looking. I caught a few people looking at me weird when I wore the thing - but since I'm wearing a mask I don't think they dared question it.
I did get talked to at my son's daycare though a few weeks back. My son is just over 2 years old - and technically he's supposed to be wearing a mask once he gets over 2 years old. The wife and I talked about it before the 2 year mark arrived - and I successfully convinced the wife that the wearing the mask is more of a problem than the disease is. She's already worried about developmental issues - so I just played off of that. So we just keep sending him there with no mask. It took two months before one of the teachers finally broached the subject - and I had already thought out my response.
I basically told her: " I was wondering how long it was going to be before somebody mentioned that". Then I said "look , I've done my research.. wearing a mask has psychological and potential health issues all on it's own. The CDC in fact does not recommend that children under 5 wear a mask. The psychological issue of forcing a young child to wear a mask is something that is solveable, but if oxygen deprivation causes developmental issues - I can't fix that. Plus ...... I'm pretty sure he has already had Covid anyway - he was really sick back in late November/December of 2019 - and it lasted for about a month - he got all of us sick - with the weirdest disease I remember having in quite some time, oh - and whatever it was - he picked it up here at school. So - wearing a mask is I think also potentially just sort of pointless for him at this stage of the game - because I'm pretty sure he's not going to catch it - or spread it. But - if need be I can go get the antibody test to get the proof of that"
The teacher pretty much agreed with me - said she hates wearing the mask all the time - and then let it go. I told her I have no problem with her bringing it up with me - so if she has other concerns just ask. I didn't want to come across as some sort anti mask crazy dick - I just wanted to be forceful in getting across the concept that you're not going to screw up my kid just because of some stupid rules that nobody thought out very well.
So far - that seems to have ended it. It's been at least two weeks now since we had the conversation. I'm pretty sure if the school could have done anything about it - they would have tried to force the issue by now. The only other thing I see happening - is some crazy parent gets all over the school's ass about my kid not wearing his mask. They do send pics out every day - and all the other kids in the class are wearing their masks - it's just my kid that isn't. I'm willing to bet that is going to cause an issue sooner or later. Whatever - I'll just wait til that day comes and see how much they think they can force the issue. In the end - if they really try to force it - we'll just leave. And that is I think - not an idle threat. They are actively promoting they are accepting new kids - which they weren't before - the lockdowns and rules have financially screwed that business model over quite a bit I think. So I do think we have them over the barrel a little.