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  1. Very similar to what was said to that minority who opposed slavery in the US back in the past. --------------------------- Concerning the argument that neoliberalism is ill-defined or hard to define or that there is disagreement about exactly what it is- the exact same kind be said of pretty much any political or economic system.
  2. Interesting that you assume the only way for someone to stand up for themselves is by looking physically scary.
  3. From the link- [people who are exempt] children under the age of 11 people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others ‒ including if it would negatively impact on your ability to exercise or participate in a strenuous activity police officers and other emergency workers, given that this may interfere with their ability to serve the public Clearly, most people do fit fit into any of the above categories.
  4. Transmission isn't the main problem- colds and many other minor viruses are transmitted. With covid it's the harm it does when received- and it is very relevant that the health of the average adult in the UK/US is abysmal, with lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease etc being rampant, and people with those conditions being especially susceptible to harsh effects from covid. Arguably, the best defence a nation can have against covid, is a fit, healthy population, with very low rates of lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease- something to think about and prioritise if we genuinely want to tackle future epidemics rather than 'manage' them with economy destroying lockdowns. Incidently, despite all the focus on the number of deaths being attributed to covid- they are minute in comparision to the toll from lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease- a toll that has been around for decades and looks to set to continue into future ones.
  5. But you didn't want to mention that in your initial post?
  6. Asthmatics can't smoke? Smoking is an addiction, by definition difficult to quit even if the victim realises they are damaging his/her health. The fact that she had a cigarette does not mean she didn't have asthma.
  7. Scenario- shop assistant/manager 'excuse me sir/madam, have you got your mask' reply- 'I am exempt'. A corteous response. A very clear response.
  8. Presumably the implication being that mask exempt people not wearing a mask are being selfish??
  9. I'll tell you again- they can [wear a lanyard]- they choose not to. They have good reasons for their choice. They are not breaking any rules. Anyone pressuring them to wear identifying symbols is breaking rules.
  10. Personally I've opposed compulsory masking from the start [for reasons given multiple times on this thread] so I can hardly object to that small number of non-mask exempt individuals who don't wear masks. To the extent that masks do protect, the fact that the vast majority of the population have embraced masking, is sufficient IMO.
  11. Your suspicion that some [you've no evidence that it is 'many'] non-mask wearers are not exempt is, of course, totally innaplicable in any specific case you will encounter of a non-mask wearer, as the nature of hidden disability generally precludes being able to judge whether the person is disabled by looking at them. There have been several posters on this thread who seem unable to grasp this, and, for whatever reason, they seem to have the same urge as you to insist that the disabled must wear an identifying symbol e.g.
  12. Are you ok with mask exempt people not wearing a mask?
  13. This is nonsense Anyone giving 'grief' to a disabled mask exempt person is a bully, pure and simple. I personally have had zero 'grief' in enclosed spaces when not wearing a mask- I suspect that is because anyone attempting to give me grief would get plenty back, and it probably shows. In contrast, many other autistic people and disabled people, including some of my clients, have received 'grief', despite being mask exempt and wearing lanyards/badges. Again, this is compatible with the hypothesis that there are a lot of bullies, ignorant of the rules, who like to pick on vulnerable and disabled people.
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