Summer and fall

Without fail I get a brutal cold every year. Or twice. Transit plus working in homeless shelters where the staff and clients keep passing it back and forth. I’ve never felt better this year. I’m wondering if I should always wear a mask on transit and work from now on?

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northislandgal

Nov 17, 2020 at 11:18am

I have been saying this since May, once we start interacting together we will be back to getting colds and flus again.
Just like sending a kid to kindergarten.

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Anonymous

Nov 17, 2020 at 11:45am

Sure, works for the Japanese. Protect yourself from catching one and others from catching your cold. Not to mention, it can help reduce spring allergies to pollen. I hope mask become the normal in a post COVID-19 world.

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what...?

Nov 17, 2020 at 11:48am

have you been living under a rock?
...masks are required on transit
and you work in shelters...
you should have been wearing a mask during both of these things for MOST of the year.

wow... just wow.

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D’uh

Nov 17, 2020 at 12:28pm

People always look at asians funny for doing it but there’s a good reason for it.

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@what?

Nov 17, 2020 at 12:37pm

Have been wearing a mask since February. That’s why I’m not sick. Read again??

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Absolutely

Nov 17, 2020 at 12:40pm

Transit is more dangerous than hanging out in a hospital waiting area. And more dangerous than them both is a classroom.

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They gonna get you like that

Nov 17, 2020 at 2:35pm

You're going to be a germaphobe and destroy your own immune system so when the mad evil scientists release something that's really deadly, you'll end up as one of the initial statistics.

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Or maybe...

Nov 17, 2020 at 8:26pm

Just wash your hands all the time. I started washing my hands the minute I came home, years ago. Ever since I got into that habit, the number of colds or flu I’ve had has shrunken to almost none. I used to catch everything going, but not now. Masks are good for situations like this, but for normal times I think it’s the hand washing that’s the best bet.

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Yeah!

Nov 18, 2020 at 8:49am

This is the first year that I haven't gotten sick once. Not so much as the sniffles. All the mask wearing and hand sanitizing has done wonders. It's the one thing about the covid crisis I'm down with.

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Transit

Nov 18, 2020 at 11:47am

Same, used to get sick twice every winter.
Then stopped using transit 10 years ago and haven't had a cold since...

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