I am so thankful everyday that I live in Oakland & the Bay Area in general. People have been wearing masks since they were first recommended, almost everyone is vaxxed & boosted. Maybe less masking than usual as things settled over the summer, but they’re everywhere again now & I’ve never walked inside a store or restaurant and not worn a mask or seen anyone else not wearing one. Everyone is polite and respectful, I’ve never witnessed one instance of anything else. It’s incredibly hard to comprehend why the most simple of things like wearing a mask inside around others & keeping a safe distance seems so difficult for so many people to accept. We don’t give it a 2nd thought, but they can’t think about anything else. Two years in!

On another note, seeing MTG groveling on some random app no one but the far right is even aware of about wanting to get back on Twitter, after of course bashing them, is beautiful. I have to do a double take when I see anyone on the right threaten to get rid of section 230 because they don’t seem to understand that it’s not going to do what they want it to. Getting rid of 230 means they can’t continue to lie with impunity on social media. It’s baffling what they think getting rid of it will do for them.

For our democracy to survive, that has to be one the main things on the chopping block in congress since Zuck has no interest in stopping the propaganda on his own.

I keep saying that the only way this is going to stop is when we stop the lies. Until then, until we are able to protect people from dangerous propaganda, it’s hard to see a way out of this when so many people believe the lies.

“shamelessness is the MAGA superpower.”

Is right.

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I never quit wearing a mask, even after vaccination. In fact, with the advent of the Delta variant, I started wearing two masks. I still get laughed at and pointed at in the grocery stores (the only places outside of work that I visit), but I've noticed an increasing number of folks joining me again. Huh... think it has something to do with how many folks are getting sick? *shakes head* Nah, that can't be it! O.o

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Jan 5, 2022·edited Jan 5, 2022

Can someone explain to me what "unwind the Covid testing psychology"means? I'm not an idiot, I don't think, but this is a mystery to me. My sense is he chose this phrase so that it *was* hard for the general public to parse.

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