Agreed. I had to get the train into Leeds City centre today for an opticians appointment and the number of, it has to be said mainly younger, people who think the mask is there to support their chin is ridiculous. The lack of enforcement doesn't help.Big Tea wrote: ↑Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:13 pmI am always grumbling when we take our exercise walk that we seem to be the only ones bothering with masks.adrianjordan wrote: ↑Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:23 amWell since we're still in a full Lockdown they shouldn't really need to worry anyway.Big Tea wrote: ↑Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:43 pm
All good news, but what the government does not seem to be stressing, and it is very important, is that for the first two weeks there is almost NO protection. After 20 days it is quite good but full protection is 4 or even 5 weeks after the jab. The figures from Israel, which was the first country to go full scale show a large spike in the first 2 weeks after the roll out then a rapid drop off from there. I don't know if people were not informed, or if they just ignored it and went visiting anyway.
It is on the paperwork you get with the vax, but I never hear it stressed during the briefings, so it would seem to be down to the staff at the clinic. Where I was 'done' I was told, but as there was a lot going on it was easy to miss. I really think we are not paying enough attention to this.
Not that people seem to actually be bothering with lockdown these days...
That's what will be more of a concern, people stop distancing, wearing face masks etc too soon and we see another spike.
That and the Brazilian varient or other possible mutations.
I know the 'rule' only indoors but we keep our masks around the neck and if we have to pass close to others just rise it up. No one else seems to bother and I find it slightly annoying. The mask is not for my protection, others masks are for my protection and it seems a one way thing. Not cool to be seen waring a mask etc.
We live in a costal town and know many by sight, most of those we pass are defiantly not 'locals', which is the bit that winds me up.
In my professional experience with patients, those who are genuinely exempt will actually try to wear one, or as an alternative wear a face visor.
Anyway, we're getting dangerously close to politics here lol.