Talk:2457: After the Pandemic

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Other benefits of normalizing wearing masks: keeping warmer in the winter; protecting face from sun; reducing breathing of smoke and fine particulates; potentially reduce value of facial matching in face of ubiquitous surveillance. 18:04, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Between our rapidly deteriorating air quality (check out how much of the dust we breathe is from plastic clothing fibers); ubiquitous tracking by an increasing number of increasingly untrusted groups (not that we can evade that with masks, only make it more error prone); & just the fact that we still interact with thousands who then interact with other thousands on a scale impossible only two centuries ago, making transmissible disease spread almost a certainty; ... I'd strongly prefer that everyone who can, wear a mask in any shared public space.
Awkward, uncomfortable, & socially inconvenient? Yes. Better than an endless procession of mid-level epidemics, & a population with initially minor but alarmingly widespread respiratory & cardiac issues which progressively worsen? (again, look at air quality since 1999) Also yes.
If we're entering a crowded space, please just wear the masks, people. Now & always.
Might as well get used to it, because within this generation, we're all going to need masks to breathe normally, anyway; & I'm not exaggerating even a little.
ProphetZarquon (talk) 19:25, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Mask wearing was already super common in Asia before the pandemic because of this. I'm hoping it gets more common here in the US too Opalmagpie (talk) 20:53, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

@Randall, we get it, you worry about COVID. Really, we get it.

Right? It's like the comedians who all went 99% political during the last few years: Even if I agree completely, it isn't as funny after the 24th time you make a joke about it.
ProphetZarquon (talk) 19:25, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Maybe another thing that will become common is self-quarantining when you're sick. You don't need to wear a mask if you don't go out. And now that we've learned that it's possible to work from home in many professions, you don't need to go into the office when you're contagious. Barmar (talk) 21:47, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Enough with the COVID comics

I mean, seriously, if this is all XKCD has become, then it's time to move on. To help emphasize that point, I feel a new topic is in order.

Please post all your COVID-comic-hating comments here.