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Wearing Masks Isn't a Political Statement

Nor a fashion statement



Summary: A gentle reminder that public health requires some form of collective responsibility

THERE are now just about over 2 million "active cases" of COVID-19 in the US (with tests to confirm these). Later today it'll be over 4 million cases overall. With about 4% of the world's population the US now has 1,966,953 "active cases" out of 5,331,706 worldwide, i.e. 36.87% of the total. Our next Daily Links will contain "American tourists barred from entering Bahamas due to COVID-19 cases; other countries still allowed" (so COVID-19 is like leprosy now, with carriers being treated like lepers).



"This is what happens when institutions are run by corrupt and unfit-for-service people."For one reason or another, mostly in the US, masks become a "political" thing in the eyes of so many. This is worrying. The systematic shaming and disdain for science is ruining the country's ability to defend itself from an invisible (albeit very real) enemy.

We typically focus on technology, but this issue is important and it is global. For crying out loud, wear a bloody mask. And don't listen to bigots and demagogues who months ago also told us that tens of thousands of dead Italians were just 'collateral damage' of "Impeachment Hoax" perpetrated by the US Democratic Party, seeding something in Wuhan as if American politicians also govern China.

As a side note, remember that management of the European Patent Office (EPO), led by this orange clown, failed to provide masks to staff like it was supposed to. This is what happens when institutions are run by corrupt and unfit-for-service people. Welcome to the future. Facts don't seem to matter anymore.

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