quash said:

Carlos Cruz said:

jupiter said:

If, after Covid, masks are good for those feeling sick but healthy people would be exempt, then why should healthy people ever be forced to wear them in the first place?

The original basis was to prevent asymptomatic people from spreading Covid. Early on one reason for masks was that they were particularly useful for reducing larger droplets on surfaces. Now that our understanding has advanced it turns out Covid doesn't persist for **** on surfaces.

In any event it should have been left to schools, businesses, individuals etc. and not government mandate.

Yes, our earlier fear-mongering understanding was this virus behaved like no other respiratory virus known to man. We should be ashamed for how we let our elected officials and media whip us into a fear frenzy. And the trillions we spent and lost as a result of giving into fear.